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Digging for Britain

  • 2019
  • Season 8
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

Professor Alice Roberts explores archaeological digs across the nation, revealing a treasure trove of exciting and unusual finds.

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Episode 1: West

Summary

Alice Roberts visits a secret location in the Cotswolds, which appears to be a high-status Anglo Saxon cemetery, where she finds a very precious and fragile artefact

Review

It’s autumn, and time for the welcome return of Digging for Britain, in which Professor Alice Roberts casts her eye over the year’s archaeological excavations with the help of on-site “dig diaries”. 

In this series’s first round-up, we’re in the West, and there are mysteries aplenty, alongside some unexpected discoveries. In the Cotswolds, for example, at a secret location to deter treasure-hunters, there are finds in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery that surprise everyone. Julian Richards is hunting for an elusive pre-Norman Conquest nunnery cloister in Shaftesbury. And what’s the biggest threat to the archaeology of a Beaker burial on Salisbury Plain? Clue: it’s not tanks.

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2019-11-20
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PresenterProfessor Alice Roberts
ReporterNaoise Mac Sweeney
Executive producerEamon Hardy
Series producerEamon Hardy
ProducerSophie Smith

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  • Summary

    Alice Roberts visits a secret location in the Cotswolds, which appears to be a high-status Anglo Saxon cemetery, where she finds a very precious and fragile artefact

    Review

    It’s autumn, and time for the welcome return of Digging for Britain, in which Professor Alice Roberts casts her eye over the year’s archaeological excavations with the help of on-site “dig diaries”. 

    In this series’s first round-up, we’re in the West, and there are mysteries aplenty, alongside some unexpected discoveries. In the Cotswolds, for example, at a secret location to deter treasure-hunters, there are finds in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery that surprise everyone. Julian Richards is hunting for an elusive pre-Norman Conquest nunnery cloister in Shaftesbury. And what’s the biggest threat to the archaeology of a Beaker burial on Salisbury Plain? Clue: it’s not tanks.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2019-11-20
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterProfessor Alice Roberts
    ReporterNaoise Mac Sweeney
    Executive producerEamon Hardy
    Series producerEamon Hardy
    ProducerSophie Smith
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