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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 17 Summary
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.
Episode 1 - Westminster
Tony Robinson and the Team search for a lost sacristy in Westminster Abbey. It's a dig complicated by centuries of later building work, and one that throws up major surprises.
Episode 2 - Mull
Tony and the Team travel to the Scottish island of Mull, to investigate what they hope are the remains of a chapel set up by St Columba when he brought Christianity to the north of Britain.
Episode 3 - Piercebridge
Tony Robinson and the Team squeeze into wetsuits as they examine the discovery of more than 2,000 high-quality Roman finds, many of them right in the middle of the fast-flowing River Tees.
Episode 4 - Norman Cross
Tony and the Team examine the remains of the world's first ever purpose-built prisoner of war camp, at Norman Cross in Cambridgeshire, built in 1797 to house 7,000 Napoleonic troops.
Episode 5 - Sutton Courtenay
In Sutton Courtenay, Tony Robinson and the Team investigate a set of buildings once occupied by Anglo-Saxon royalty, and uncover the biggest Saxon building ever discovered in Britain.
Episode 6 - Hopton Castle
Tony and the Team piece together a blow-by-blow account of the bloody history of picturesque Hopton Castle, where a Royalist force laid siege to a Parliamentarian garrison in the Civil War.
Episode 7 - Cunetio
Time Team investigate Cunetio, a lost Roman town in Wiltshire, where, in the 1970s, the Team's Phil Harding was one of the archaeologists who investigated a find of 55,000 coins.
Episode 8 - Tregruk
Tony Robinson and the Team find themselves lost in the mists of a Welsh forest as they investigate the remains of Tregruk, one of the biggest castles ever built in Britain.
Episode 9 - Governor's Green
A park behind Portsmouth's Tudor naval defences is the site of a hospital built by monks in 1212, but just a small part of it remains. Time Team try to find out where the rest of it was.
Episode 10 - Burford
Tony Robinson and the Team visit the picture-postcard perfect Oxfordshire town of Burford to investigate the location of a medieval hospital in the stunning grounds of Burford Priory.
Episode 11 - Litlington
A quiet Cambridgeshire village gets the full Time Team treatment as Tony and the digging team hunt for the missing remains of what is believed to be one of Britain's biggest Roman villas.
Episode 12 - Dinmore Hill
Tony and the Team climb a remote Herefordshire hill to investigate one of the biggest prehistoric sites ever featured on Time Team. Was Dinmore Hill the site of a vast Iron Age hill fort?
Episode 13 - Rooting for the Romans
Tony and the Team undertake one of their most challenging digs as they investigate extensive Roman remains discovered in the thick undergrowth of Cambridgeshire's Bedford Purlieus Wood.
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