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In crime fighting usually it is the living that act as witnesses, but on US comedy-drama Bones it is the dead that testify.The hit show combines mind puzzles with compelling characters and seasons it all with a sprinkling of black humour.

Loosely based on the life of forensic anthropologist Kathy Richards, the show focuses on the work of Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), who examines human remains to solve mysteries. Each case is brought to Bones by FBI agent Seeley Booth.

Series six begins this week on LIVING, with Booth back from Afghanistan and in love. How will Bones feel about his new romance? And will it distract her from figuring out the truth behind the remains of a small child?

The fifth season of hit crime drama BONES, starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel comes to a close on Sky 1 HD and Sky 1, Thursday 27th May at 10pm with THE BEGINNING IN THE END, and fans have been promised a big surprise by the show’s producers.

Season five has kept viewers as gripped as ever by the sizzling ‘will they won’t they’ chemistry between forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan (Deschanel) and FBI Agent Seeley Booth (Boreanaz) and things look set to come to a dramatic head in the finale.

Commenting on plans for the finale, BONES producer and writer Stephen Nathan said: “It’s going to be a pretty big episode for us in terms of what happens to Booth and Brennan… It’s real.” And stated the episode will be huge in “emotional terms.”

THE BEGINNING IN THE END sees the team work to uncover clues buried under a life’s worth of possessions saved by a hoarder in order to solve the mystery of his death. Meanwhile it becomes clear that Angela’s father has a specific purpose for his most recent visit, whilst Brennan and Booth are both confronted with unique opportunities.

Created by Hart Hanson and inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs, BONES follows Brennan and Booth’s work at the Jeffersonian institute solving unusual crimes when the bodies are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that only the victim’s bones can provide clues to their fate. Helping them is the rest of the Jeffersonian team including Dr.Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), who is an expert on insects, spores and minerals, forensic artist Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart coroner, and brilliant young psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley).

A ratings winner, BONES delivers the perfect mix of humour, drama and gore, made all the more real in high definition. The BONES season five finale is exclusively on Sky1 HD and Sky1 Thursday 27h May at 10pm.

Created by Hart Hanson and inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs, BONES follows forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan (Deschanel) and FBI Agent Seeley Booth’s (Boreanaz) work at the Jeffersonian institute solving crimes when the bodies are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that only the victim’s bones can provide clues to their fate.

With a sizzling chemistry that sets the screen alight, Brennan, with her scientific acumen, and Booth, with his former Army sniper training and people-smarts, make the perfect team, but as season five begins their relationship faces a number of new challenges. After suffering with hallucinations at the end of season four, Booth was diagnosed with a brain tumour requiring urgent surgery, during which he had a vivid dream in which he and Brennan were married and ran a nightclub. On waking from surgery Booth’s memory has been badly affected and he doesn’t know who Brennan is.

As BONES Season five begins, six weeks later, Brennan has returned from an archaeological dig abroad to face up to the potential changes in her relationship with Booth, and Booth is analysing his true feelings for Brennan. As the two leads struggle with their feelings, Hanson has hinted that there will be “a very very romantic moment in the season opener” between the pair.

Joining the cast for the first two episodes will be guest star Cyndi Lauper playing Avalon Harmonia, a psychic whom Jeffersonian colleague Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin) turns to for help with a case. But when she directs the team to the location of a mass burial site, Avalon becomes the prime suspect. It has also been confirmed that Brendan Fehr will return for two or three episodes as Booth’s brother and Brennan’s former love interest, Jared.

Season five will also see the return of fan favourite Stephen Fry in the role of psychiatrist Gordon Gordon Wyatt, last seen helping Booth, Brennan and Sweets bond over their childhood traumas. Further details of Stephen’s role are yet to be announced.

Returning in Season five to make up the rest of the Jeffersonian team are conspiracy theorist and “bug guy” Dr.Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), who is an expert on insects, spores and minerals, and Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart coroner. Brilliant young psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley) will also be back to continue providing “couples therapy” to Booth and Brennan, as well as profiling murderers and interrogating suspects.

And as the series celebrates its 100th episode, leading man David Boreanaz steps behind the camera to direct the milestone instalment, provisionally scheduled to transmit in March 2010.

A ratings winner, Bones delivers the perfect mix of humour, drama and gore, made all the more real in high definition. Bones season five premieres on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on Thursday 8th October at 9pm.

Thursday 30 April, 9pm, Sky1 and Sky1 HD

Stephen Fry Returns

Sky1’s sexy, sassy and intelligent crime drama Bones, starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, has been a perennial favourite with critics and audiences alike. Based on the hugely successful Kathy Reich’s novels the hit show has been described as a sexed up CSI with humour, like Silence of the Lambs mixed with Moonlighting, and possessing that magical Sam and Diane, Mulder and Scully, will they wont they, opposites-attract quality.

A huge success in the US, with a popular regular cast, Bones has always recruited surprising guest stars including Ryan O’Neal, John Francis Daley, Heavy D and Britain’s own Stephen Fry.  Now he is set to reprise his role.

Stephen Fry will return as psychiatrist Dr Gordon Wyatt in the episode Mayhem on a Cross. With his British wit, a curious sense of humour and a knack for rubbing FBI Agent Seeley Booth up the wrong way, Dr Wyatt is always a welcome addition to the team of squints at the Jeffersonian Institute.

Stephen Fry (Dr Gordon Wyatt) says: “They have been very kind and asked me back many times but I have just been unable to do it, but this time it worked out.  It’s always a pleasure to work with David and Emily.”

David Boreanaz (FBI Agent Seeley Booth) says: “Stephen is always a great energy to have around. His character picks up where he left off with Booth, challenging him in a way that nobody else does.”

Emily Deschanel (Dr Temperance Brennan) says: “It’s wonderful to have Stephen back – I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time so it’s pretty exciting for me to work with him.”

Having previously appeared in three episodes in season two as Agent Seeley Booth’s psychiatrist Dr Wyatt is back to tell the team that he is retiring and to assist on a book that Sweets (John Francis Daley) is writing. But as is the way it’s not long until the good doctor is drawn into a case that focuses on the mysterious disappearance of the bassist from the black metal band Spew. As well as offering his expertise and wisdom to the team Dr Wyatt reveals one or two surprising anecdotes himself including the surprising fact he was once the lead singer of a glam rock band.

Broadcast in HD, Bones is a darkly amusing series that probes the humanity behind the scientists who probe the inhumanity behind horrific crimes.

Episode Information – ‘
Mayhem On A Cross

When a real human skeleton is found being used as a stage prop for a death metal band in Norway, authorities determine the victim was an American citizen. The Jeffersonian team tracks the skeletal remains to an underground U.S. death metal band and identifies the victim as a bassist named Mayhem from a band called Spew. As Booth and Brennan venture into the unfamiliar world of death metal music to search for the killer and a motive, they learn about their own team’s surprising musical preferences and gain new insight into Sweets’ past. Meanwhile, when Sweets asks Dr. Gordon Wyatt (guest star Stephen Fry) for input on the book he’s writing about Booth and Brennan, Dr. Wyatt lends Sweets an interesting perspective on the pair’s unique relationship in the “Mayhem on a Cross”

Stephen Fry will play Dr Gordon Wyatt, an FBI pyschiatrist, on the US crime drama Bones. he will be assessing if Special Agent Seeley Booth is fit to return to work.

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FOX has renewed the hit drama series HOUSE and BONES for next season. HOUSE, picked up for its fourth season, stars two-time Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie as Dr. Greg House, a brilliant and unconventional physician with a brutally honest demeanor.

BONES, picked up for its third season, stars Emily Deschanel as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, who can read clues left behind in victims bones, and David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. These unlikely partners take on homicide cases involving human remains most forensic specialists cant handle.

HOUSE is the No. 1 drama on FOX as well as the No. 3 scripted series on all networks in Adults 18-49, and the No. 2 scripted series on all networks in Adults 18-34 and Teens. The series Jan. 30 episode was the highest-rated scripted telecast of the 06/07 season on any network among Adults 18-49 and the highest-rated scripted telecast on any network in nearly a year.

In its most recent airing this past Tuesday, Feb. 13, HOUSE posted its highest rating ever among Adults 18-49 (tied with its telecast on 1/30/07); the shows highest-rated broadcast ever among Adults 18-34, Teens, Women 18-34 and Men 18-49/18-34; and its second-highest ever among Total Viewers (behind 1/30/07), while achieving the highest retention of its AMERICAN IDOL lead-in among Adults 18-49 (86%) and Adults 18-34 (93%).

BONES has also had an impressive run. Last week, for the second week in a row, the series posted its highest rating in nearly a year among Adults 18-49. BONES Total Viewers number last week (12.6 Mil.) tied as its highest ever, and its highest ever without an AMERICAN IDOL lead-in.

HOUSE is from Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. Katie Jacobs, David Shore, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer and Dan Sackheim are executive producers.

BONES is from Josephson Entertainment and Far Field Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Barry Josephson, Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan are executive producers.

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