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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 6 Summary

From the flat plains of Norfolk to the volcanic island of Nevis in the West Indies, the Time Team dig up secrets of the past, and dispell a few myths along the way

  • Episode 1 - Burslem, Stoke on Trent

    Time Team investigate the site of Josiah Wedgwood's first ever factory

  • Episode 2 - Papcastle, Cumbria

    Papcastle, a small village outside Cockermouth in Cumbria, boasts a Roman fort, even though not much of it has been excavated

  • Episode 3 - Thetford, Norfolk

    The site of Thetford Grammar School in Norfolk may now be a place for exams and play, but in the 13th century, a Dominican friary was here and before that, for a mere 24 years, a Norman cathedral

  • Episode 4 - Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

    Tony and the Team are at Cooper's Hole in the Cheddar Gorge looking for evidence of Stone Age man

  • Episode 5 - Plympton, Devon

    A ruined Norman castle towers over Plympton in Devon; but what else from this period might be hidden under back gardens? Tony and the Team spend three days finding out.

  • Episode 6 - Smallhythe, Kent

    Tony and the Team travel to the heart of Kent to uncover Henry V's lost dockyard. Amazingly it's believed to be at Smallhythe, now a sleepy village, miles from the sea.

  • Episode 7 - Beauport Park, East Sussex

    Tony and the Team take to the fairways to discover why there's a well-preserved Roman bathhouse sitting on a Sussex golf course

  • Episode 8 - Reedham Marshes, Norfolk

    The Team are in Norfolk to excavate one of the two US B17 bombers that collided and crashed into Reedham marshes in 1944. They're hoping air crash experts can determine why it happened.

  • Episode 9 - Turkdean, Gloucestershire

    Tony and the Team return to the huge Roman villa at Turkdean in the Cotswolds that they discovered in 1998. This visit turns out to be even more rewarding than the first one.

  • Episode 10 - Kemerton, Worcestershire

    Tony Robinson and the Team unlock the secrets of an entire Iron Age village in the Malvern Hills. And, roping in some local oxen, they learn to plough in the same way as our ancestors.

  • Episode 11 - Bawsey St James, Norfolk

    Time Team are joined by guests Sandi Toksvig and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. They unearth fine Saxon jewellery, a stash of Norman pottery and a medieval murder victim near Kings Lynn.

  • Episode 12 - Nevis, West Indies - Part 1

    In the first part of a two-part special, Tony leads the Team into the jungle on the Caribbean island of Nevis where they recreate the former Pinney grand estate house

  • Episode 13 - Nevis, West Indies - Part 2

    The second part of the special from Nevis, where Tony and the Team discover the long-lost colonial capital, Jamestown, proving conclusively that it was not destroyed by a tidal wave

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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