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In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance

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In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance

Series 1 Summary

This first, ground-breaking series of Time Team captures the excitement and immediacy of the process of discovery, combining familiar forms of archaeological exploration with modern hi-tech methods

  • Episode 1 - The Guerilla Base of the King

    The Team investigate a site in Somerset that could hold the key to a crucial phase in English history: Alfred the Great's defeat of the Danes. Were this orchard and farmland once Alfred's fortress?

  • Episode 2 - On the Edge of the Empire

    The Team investigate a unique piece of military engineering at Ribchester in Lancashire that reveals how the Roman army survived - around AD100 - at the northern frontier of their Empire

  • Episode 3 - The New Town of a Norman Prince

    In the gardens - and one kitchen - of Much Wenlock in Shropshire, the Team reveal fascinating evidence about the early development of a medieval town and an important aspect of England's past

  • Episode 4 - The Fortress in the Lake

    The Team visit the site of a Dark Age crannog - a man-made island - in Brecon. What happened to the people who lived there? What was their connection with Ireland and an ancient script known as ogham?

Time Team synopsis

In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance

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