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Set against the backdrop of Bath, a city steeped in 3,000 years of history, Gillian and her team – Dr Ben Akomfrah (forensic, objective), Professor Gregory Parton (encyclopaedic but terminally louche) and eager young post-grad intern Viv Davis – are brought in under a variety of imperatives to extract bodies, books, weapons and all manner of artefacts which lead them into an investigation of the past that will unlock dangers and mysteries in the present.

From the excavation of murdered 18th century slaves to the possible discovery of the True Cross, each episode is a window on a period of history but more importantly a reflection on how we live now.

Running through it all is a greater puzzle that Gillian, a fiery Celt, keeps to herself for fear of ridicule – the hunt for the greatest treasure in the history of Man, a hunt that drove her brilliant mother insane, a hunt that pits her wits against her academic nemesis, the arrogant, urbane TV historian Daniel Mastif, and that will culminate at the end of series one in a desperate race for glory which may destroy her in the process. (Source: BBC)

Episode Info

Final: 1x06 -- Follow the Gleam (Aug/12/2008)

Julie GrahamJulie Graham
As Gillian
Adrian LesterAdrian Lester
As Dr Ben Akomfrah
Hugh BonnevilleHugh Bonneville
As Professor Gregory Parton
Gugu Mbatha-RawGugu Mbatha-Raw
As Viv Davis
Michael MaloneyMichael Maloney
As Professor Daniel Mastiff


Reviews: 1
Re: StueRating: 1 likes, 4 dislikes

Considering that the US are happy to cancel great programs like Studio 50 on the Sunset Strip, and yet run (milk) others like Prison Break and Lost, i really do not think that an American view of Drama is valid. You don't like it, you go and watch Everybody hate Chris and married with children, that is your level of intellect. Your programs start great because they copy others, and then get worse because they employ drones which can not, and should not, plagerise ( Not PlageriZe))other programs. Unlike the UK, which actually responds to the audience, no matter how much money the receive from the Dumb masses! Read more

Review posted on Monday, September 8th 2008 at 2:11 pm


Reviews: 6
It;s So So BadRating: 1 likes, 8 dislikes

This show is just not worth the air time.I could write more but i cant be botherd just like the writers could not be botherd to put a script together. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, July 16th 2008 at 10:54 am

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Executive Producer: Matthew Graham, Ashley Pharoah, Michele Buck, Damien Timmer
Producer: Rhonda Smith
Other: Mark Horton
Stunt Coordinator: Steve Whyment
Script Editor: Jennie Scanlon

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Recurring Guests

Frances Tomelty as Karen Magwilde (4 eps)
Vicky Hall as Nurse Strong (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Adventure | Drama | History | Mystery | Thriller
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 08, 2008
Ended: August 12, 2008
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