WWI's Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig

Series 1 - 2. Earthquaking the Ridge

Earthquaking the Ridge

About this programme

2/2. The conclusion of the documentary about the dig exploring First World War battlefields near Messines in Belgium. Among the discoveries made by Simon Verdegem and his team are a cupboard full of German stick grenades, a case of British machine-gun bullets, artillery shells and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Battlefield specialist Johan Vandewalle and his crew lower a camera more than 60ft down a German mineshaft - close to where one of the world's largest unexploded bombs is believed to be located. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates.

Cast and crew


Benedict Cumberbatch


Executive Producer
John Farren
Series Director
John Hayes Fisher
Series Producer
John Hayes Fisher