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-ve on Bonekickers

Bonekickers has limped to the end of its run and after an epic quest which spanned four thousand years and half a dozen major finds, Gillian Magwilde finally acheived her quest in an madcap manner which sealed Bonekickers in the pantheon of British television...

+ve on Bonekickers

To clarify, I am not being at all sarcastic when I say I’m positive about Bonekickers. The first episode wasn’t brilliant, but first episodes of any series tend to be poor because not only are they introducing a story, they’re introducing characters....

Stonehenge Decoded?

I saw it and it was like the Curate’s Egg, good in parts. The big idea is something Mike Parker Pearson has been pushing for a long while. Stonehenge is a place for the dead, and important in funerary rites. I’ve been wary of this. An astronomer thought it...

Extreme Pilgrim and Saint Anthony

I’ve been busy recently, so this is only a quick pointer to Extreme Pilgrim which has its third and final episode available on the iPlayer till Thursday evening – if you live in the UK. This episode was about Coptic Christianity and especially Saint...

TV nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

Photo (cc) Vik Nanda Architectural history, landscape history, even coastal history all have their place, but when they so dominate the terrain that history on television is reduced to an endless helicopter shot of the Dover cliffs, then something has gone wrong....