BBC One has announced a new six-part drama series from the writers of Life on Mars and spin-off Ashes to Ashes.
Described as being “series packed with historical mystery and contemporary relevance” Bone Kickers is set against the backdrop of Bath, a city steeped in 3,000 years of history.
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 also serves as a reflection on how we live now.
Polly Hill, BBC Commissioning Editor for Independent Drama says the series “takes history and archaeology and makes it sexy, accessible and exciting.”
Bone Kickers is being produced by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah of Monastic Productions and Michele Buck and Damien Timmer of Mammoth Screen.
Filming takes place in the Bath/Bristol area from early November and the series will transmit on BBC One in Spring 2008.