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Walking Britain's Roman Roads

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
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Episode 6: Stane Street

Summary

Dan Jones travels along Stane Street, which runs 67 miles from London to Chichester, and discovers what led the Romans to abandon Britain in the Fifth Century.
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Review

It’s not hard to spot a Roman road – they’re straight as an arrow, after all. But what makes Dan Jones’s series so interesting is his knack for finding out-of-the-way signs of the Roman occupation.

He’s travelling along the 67 miles of Stane Street, from the Barbican in London to Chichester being shown ancient treasures found by mud-larkers by the Thames and tasting wine Roman-style near Dorking (unpalatably sweet by the look of it). A little more obvious to the casual eye are the remains of Bignor Villa. The Romans’ hasty evacuation from Britain meant its fine mosaic floors lay undisturbed until their discovery in the 19th century.

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  • Episode 6

    Stane Street

    Summary

    Dan Jones travels along Stane Street, which runs 67 miles from London to Chichester, and discovers what led the Romans to abandon Britain in the Fifth Century.
    Recommended

    Review

    It’s not hard to spot a Roman road – they’re straight as an arrow, after all. But what makes Dan Jones’s series so interesting is his knack for finding out-of-the-way signs of the Roman occupation.

    He’s travelling along the 67 miles of Stane Street, from the Barbican in London to Chichester being shown ancient treasures found by mud-larkers by the Thames and tasting wine Roman-style near Dorking (unpalatably sweet by the look of it). A little more obvious to the casual eye are the remains of Bignor Villa. The Romans’ hasty evacuation from Britain meant its fine mosaic floors lay undisturbed until their discovery in the 19th century.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterDan Jones

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAnabelle Marshall
    Executive producerFintan Maguire
    ProducerAnabelle Marshall
    Series producerSimon Harries
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