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Digging for Britain

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The mystery of a man buried face down on a bed of meat, a treasure trove of coins dedicated to ancient gods, and the evidence of 97 buried babies.
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The mystery of a man buried face down on a bed of meat, a treasure trove of coins dedicated to ancient gods, and the evidence of 97 murdered babies buried beneath a field.


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The Romans

01: The Romans

The mystery of a man buried face down on a bed of meat, a treasure trove of coins dedicated to ancient gods, and the evidence of 97 buried babies.

49 min

02: Prehistory

Through the discovery of ancient artifacts and the remains of those who walked the earth before us, we can explore mysterious prehistoric Britain.

50 min
The Anglo-Saxons

03: The Anglo-Saxons

In Northumbria, skeletons tell juxtaposed tales of violent death and tenderness. Archeologists curate grave goods in an amazing community project.

49 min
The Tudors

04: The Tudors

Experience the excavation and restoration of a British naval find, the mystery surrounding a forgotten Tudor palace, and Shakespeare's first theater.

52 min

05: Britannia

Near the Thames river, 97 skeletons of babies are discovered. Then, a burial ground for a Roman cult figure once followed by many is unearthed.

51 min

06: Invaders

Through archeology, we continue to learn about the Seafaring Scandinavians – the Vikings –from the gifts, messages, and objects they left behind.

52 min
Age of Bronze and Iron

07: Age of Bronze and Iron

Uncovering a complex and sophisticated world before the Roman invasion; examining the Cladh Hallan mummies, which seem to be made of different people.

52 min
Ice and Stone

08: Ice and Stone

On Jersey, seemingly hidden stone age communities line the coast. To survey this area properly, Archeologists must take to kayaks to get a good look.

49 min
Archaeological Riches

09: Archaeological Riches

The meaning of new finds at Norwich Castle Museum; Must Farm; Colchester; Basing House; Silchester.

51 min

10: Dorchester

2014's exceptional archaeology; Barrowclump; Durotrigues Big Dig; Winchester; Bling; Ipplepen.

52 min
Key Artifacts

11: Key Artifacts

Archaeology from the north of Britain; neolithic Orkney; a Roman altar; wild horses at Flixton; feasting hall; Pictish treasure.

51 min

12: West

Archeologists gather at the Salisbury Museum to look at finds from Marden Henge, Durotriges, Trellech, Kent's Cavern, Jersey, and Staffordshire Hoard.

50 min

13: East

The most exciting archaeological finds in the east of Britain, including a mass grave and a search for clues to a 17th century Thames tragedy.

52 min

14: North

A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms; a team unearths Viking treasure using metal detectors; a housing development reveals a graveyard.

52 min
Transforming History

15: Transforming History

The crew is in the West of Britain and is joined by archaeologists in the lab.

59 min
The Lost Worlds

16: The Lost Worlds

The team is in the north of Britain where they uncover evidence of the first Roman siege, Scottish man-made islands and a famous monastery.

59 min
Brutal Roman Rule

17: Brutal Roman Rule

A 3000-year-old perfectly preserved village in Cambridgeshire and the theater where Shakespeare premiered Romeo and Juliet and Henry V.

59 min
Stone Age Britain

18: Stone Age Britain

Exploring evidence that suggests Avebury stone circle isn't just a sacred site, but a place where people lived.

59 min
Bloody Britain

19: Bloody Britain

A look at the biggest collection of Roman writing tablets in Britain, giving insight into what Roman London was like.

59 min
Rescuing History

20: Rescuing History

In the North, finding Roman objects abandoned during a British rebellion, traces of a lost monastery, and weapons belonging to a Bronze Age warrior.

59 min
The Horsemen of Hadrian's Wall

21: The Horsemen of Hadrian's Wall

Prof. Alice Roberts reveals the forgotten story of the Roman Cavalry; as she sets off across Hadrian's Wall.

59 min
Grave Goods

22: Grave Goods

Professor Alice Roberts celebrates the biggest and best archaeological discoveries of 2018 from the north of the UK

59 min

23: Bathhouse

Alice Roberts shares archaeological discoveries including the biggest maritime excavation since the Mary Rose, and Roman bath house

60 min
Has to Mean Something

24: Has to Mean Something

Archaeologists in the East are unearthing Roman letters that reveal what London was like 2000 years ago, an East India ship packed with silver.

60 min
Iron Age Revealed

25: Iron Age Revealed

Alice Roberts follows the excavation of one of Iron Age Britain's most spectacular graves.

59 min
Legally Treasure

26: Legally Treasure

A secret location in the Cotswolds gives up a very precious and fragile artifact; at the site of Shaftesbury Abbey, a hunt for the missing cloister.

59 min
The Nine Days Queen

27: The Nine Days Queen

A dig at the childhood home of Lady Jane Gray, who held the throne of England for 9 days, and a tale of superstition of prehistory.

59 min
Lost in Time

28: Lost in Time

A lobster leads to a 8000 year old Neolithic underwater settlement, a modern construction site gives secrets of an Elizabeth playhouse.

59 min
World War II

29: World War II

The team are on an archaeological hunt of our more recent past as they follow the search for artifacts from World War II.

59 min