The world's worst archaeologists are called to a French WW1 battlefield after a tank is uncovered. Inside they find bodies that suggest a long hidden war crime. But what they ultimately uncover is the long hidden
resting place of the Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc.
This was 'Bonekickers' first decent episode. For once I wasn't wishing I was watching 'Spooks: Code 9' or 'Numb3rs' instead. The opening title of '577 years before the hypermarket' was hilarious. If this show is supposed to be a brilliant satire like the movie version of 'Starship Troopers', they aren't doing it very well. Still, the guest spot by Burn Gorman of 'Torchwood' was good and the mystery was fairly interesting. And the trailer for next week shows they finally do something about the tedious Excalibur plot.
On the negative side there was stupidity like boring bloke's improvised bomb disposal gear, shouty woman being rude and aggressive to colleagues and the lame Joan of Arc stake burning scene. If 'Charmed' and 'Poltergeist: The Legacy' can do effectively shocking stake burning scenes, you think a prime time BB1 drama could. There were the usual logic leaps, the dull Excalibur tie in (that sword got around more then Sienna Miller), the Maid's bones are lost (naturally) and Viv's big secret is finally revealed. She's shouty woman's long lost half sister.