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Bone Detectives

Season 1
2021NR
In this 8 part series Tori Herridge attempts  to piece together the lives behind the bones and how they came to be where they were found.
Starring
Victoria HerridgeRaksha DaveCarla Valentine
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Isle of Thanet, Kent
    April 14, 2021
    47min
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    Five bodies dating from the Bronze Age are found in a deep pit on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. One of them is an old woman, who has been manipulated into a position where she is pointing at something. But at what? And why?
  2. 2. Stoke Quay, Ipswich
    April 14, 2021
    46min
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    More than 1400 bodies in a long-forgotten cemetery in Ispwich. Tori Herridge and her team see first-hand evidence on their bones of hard manual labor, disease, murder, and what might be the first post-mortem dissection in England.
  3. 3. Weyhill, Hampshire
    April 14, 2021
    45min
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    The jumbled remains of over one hundred young men are found on the site of a proposed car park outside Andover in Hampshire. The first dating tests reveal that they are Anglo-Saxon. Denied Christian burial, thrown carelessly into their graves, who and why? Tori Herridge and the team investigate.
  4. 4. Victoria Gate, Leeds
    April 14, 2021
    45min
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    Beneath an upmarket shopping arcade in Leeds city center archaeologists discovered the remains of children and teenagers. As Tori Herridge and her team discover their broken bones reveal what life was like for the children of the industrial revolution.
  5. 5. Bristol
    April 14, 2021
    45min
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    In what appeared to be an ordinary 19th Century Bristol graveyard archaeologists discovered the bodies of 13 people whose skulls had been cut open. Tori Herridge leads an investigation to find out why and uncovers a link to a Bristol hospital, a celebrated surgeon, and body snatching.
  6. 6. Amesbury, Wiltshire
    April 14, 2021
    45min
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    One after another, archaeologists reveal eight Roman cemeteries on the site of a planned housing estate near Amesbury in Wiltshire. One grave seems to have been disturbed. A middle-aged man has been stabbed and beheaded after his burial. Who did this? And why? Tori and the team investigate.
  7. 7. Beaker, Caithness, Scotland
    April 14, 2021
    46min
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    During routine roadworks on the A9 in the far north of Scotland, the remains of a young woman are found. In her graves are clues to who she might have been, including a finely made beaker. Does she belong to the so-called Beaker People, who migrated to Britain? Tori and the team investigate.
  8. 8. Norton Priory, Cheshire
    April 14, 2021
    46min
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    English
    Tucked away in a corner of a Runcorn industrial park is the most excavated monastic site in Europe. An investigation into the bones of the people buried there reveals a story of Medieval Knights, brutal murder, and generations of people afflicted by an ancient disease.

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