Time Team

Series 20 - 5. Warriors

Warriors
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

In a heartening and even life-affirming episode, the Time Team-ers join members of the charity Operation Nightingale at a dig on Salisbury Plain. Soldiers from The Rifles injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are working on Barrow Clump, an Anglo-Saxon burial ground rich in skeletons and artefacts. It’s an effective way of helping the men – some of whom have lost limbs, or suffered from depression and post traumatic stress – to overcome their injuries, both mental and physical. Says one of his dig experience, “I’ve definitely found myself again.”

In fact, it’s so successful that one volunteer is about to go to university to study, of course, archaeology.

About this programme

5/13. Tony Robinson and his team head to an army training ground on Salisbury Plain to discover what lies beneath the Barrow Clump, a huge mound of earth built by Bronze Age people to bury their dead. More than 2,500 years later, the Anglo-Saxons re-used the location as a burial site, leaving behind some fascinating artefacts. The team is joined for the dig by a group of wounded soldiers, who are being trained in archaeology as part of their rehabilitation.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Tony Robinson

Crew

Director
Sian Price
Executive Producer
Philip Clarke
Producer
Sian Price
Series Producer
Tim Taylor
Categories
History

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