Relic Hunter is an English Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth also starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the third. It was inspired by the success of the video game Tomb Raider.
It centers around Sydney Fox who is a professor but primarily a globe-trotting "relic hunter," looking for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She's aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel and occasionally by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia. She often ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for the money.
It ran for three seasons in the U.S. between 1999 and 2002 after fulfilling its initial three-season, 66-episode contract, from which it was not renewed. In the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, it is aired on Sky1 and subsidiary channels, while in Canada, it is aired on Citytv and Space, CTV's sister network A-Channel and recently Showcase.
Relic Hunter follows the globe-trotting adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox (Tia Carrere) - and her more reserved British assistant Nigel Bailey (Christien Anholt). They are assisted at their 'home base', a generic American university identified only as Trinity College, by ditzy student secretary Claudia (Lindy Booth), the spoiled and fashion-conscious daughter of one of the college's major donors. The character of Claudia was replaced in the third season by Karen Petrushky (Tanja Reichert), who is closer to the standard 'sexy secretary' stereotype but with a facility for predicaments of a bureaucratic nature.
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Links: Relic Hunter wiki page Tia Carrere as Sydney Fox wiki Relic Hunter on the IMDB