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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

About the Show

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?