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 4 Summary
Among the sites in the fourth series are a possible 13th-century leper hospital in Cornwall, mysterious stones in a Glasgow graveyard and Malton, one of the most precious sites in English heritage
Episode 1 - St Mary's City, Maryland
The Team cross the Atlantic, following in the footsteps of English settlers, to St Mary's City, Maryland, where they join American experts to unearth important finds and challenge existing theories
Episode 2 - Launceston Church
Was a female skeleton found in Cornwall a leper from a 13th-century colony, a casualty of the Civil War or a plague victim? Or was she put to death after being tried at the Launceston Assizes?
Episode 3 - Birmingham
Matthew Boulton's 18th-century mint was the world's biggest coin-presser. Tony and the Team are invited to a Handsworth street party when they dig up Birmingham's back gardens to find it.
Episode 4 - Govan
An assortment of large, intricately carved gravestones have been found in a Glasgow graveyard. Can the Team work out who was buried under these intriguing stone sculptures?
Episode 5 - Malton
A mass of nettles in Yorkshire conceals 2000 years of history, including a Roman fort, and possibly a castle and a manor house. Can the Team uncover the area's secrets before it's turned into a park?
Episode 6 - Nethcravon
In 1907, a colonel discovered part of a mosaic in Wiltshire, which he believed was from a Roman villa. Now the site's occupied by an army barracks. The Team check out the colonel's theory.