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Digging for Britain

Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs

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The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 4

Digging For Britain - The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 4

Professor Alice Roberts re-examines the key archaeological sites of Anglo-Saxon Britain and finds the evidence of a warrior culture and the enormous wealth of their aristocracy.

25-07-2022

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The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 3

Digging For Britain - The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 3

Professor Alice Roberts re-examines the key archaeological sites of Roman Britain, from the foundation of Londinium in the south to fierce siege battles in the north.

21-07-2022

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The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 2

Digging For Britain - The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 2

Professor Alice Roberts re-examines the key archaeological sites of Iron Age Britain, from an incredible chariot burial in Yorkshire to a vast coin hoard on Jersey.

20-07-2022

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The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 1

Digging For Britain - The Greatest Discoveries: Episode 1

Professor Alice Roberts re-examines key archaeological sites of prehistoric Britain, from the arrival of the earliest humans to mysterious ceremonies at Stonehenge.

19-07-2022

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Series 8: 3. South

Digging For Britain - Series 8: 3. South

In this episode covering the south of Britain, we find out how a lobster led archaeologists to the discovery of an 8,000-year-old neolithic underwater settlement, go to a secret ...

09-03-2022

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Series 8: 2. North

Digging For Britain - Series 8: 2. North

The remains of a Tudor house in Leicestershire were thought to be the childhood home of England’s forgotten queen, Lady Jane Grey. But when archaeologists excavate, they f ...

02-03-2022

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Series 8: 1. West

Digging For Britain - Series 8: 1. West

Professor Alice Roberts returns with the eighth series of BBC Four’s Digging for Britain. In the first episode, we explore this year’s finds in the west of Britain. ...

23-02-2022

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Series 7: 4. Iron Age Revealed

Digging For Britain - Series 7: 4. Iron Age Revealed

Alice Roberts follows the excavation of Iron Age Britain’s most spectacular grave. A team of archaeologists in East Yorkshire have uncovered the remains of only the third ...

16-02-2022

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Series 7: 3. East

Digging For Britain - Series 7: 3. East

Professor Alice Roberts explores this year’s most exciting archaeological finds from the east of Britain. Every new discovery was filmed by the archaeologists themselves, ...

09-02-2022

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Series 9: Episode 6

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 6

The north of England is so rich in archaeological finds that Alice Roberts is travelling back there once again to reveal more of its fascinating history.\n\nShe starts this jour ...

03-02-2022

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Series 7: 2. West

Digging For Britain - Series 7: 2. West

Professor Alice Robert explores this year’s most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Every new discovery was filmed by the archaeologists themselves, g ...

02-02-2022

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Series 9: Episode 5

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 5

The west of Britain is explored for the best of its archaeological digs and post excavation discoveries.\n\nIn north Somerset, archaeologists are blown away by the discovery of ...

31-01-2022

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Series 9: Episode 4

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 4

Alice Roberts travels across the Midlands, looking at the best archaeology uncovered last year in the heart of England. \n\nIn a Digging for Britain exclusive, we join palaeonto ...

27-01-2022

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Series 9: Episode 3

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 3

The show travels to the north of the UK to look at the most fascinating archaeology uncovered in the region over the course of 2021. \n\nIn North Yorkshire, a team of community ...

24-01-2022

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Series 9: Episode 2

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 2

The south of England is the location for a rich and colourful selection of outstanding archaeology excavated in this episode.\n\nThe HS2 High Speed Rail line from London to Birm ...

17-01-2022

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Series 9: Episode 1

Digging For Britain - Series 9: Episode 1

This episode sees Alice Roberts tour the East of England, seeking out the most outstanding archaeological digs of the year.\n\nStarting in style, she witnesses the uncovering of ...

10-01-2022

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Series 7: 1. North

Digging For Britain - Series 7: 1. North

Professor Alice Roberts celebrates the biggest and best archaeological discoveries of 2018 from the north of the UK. Each digging team has been filming its own excavations, givi ...

05-05-2021

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Series 4: 3. North

Digging For Britain - Series 4: 3. North

Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the north of Britain. A team discovers clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal dete ...

24-09-2020

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Series 4: 2. East

Digging For Britain - Series 4: 2. East

Professor Alice Roberts explores the year's most exciting archaeological finds in the east of Britain. A team unearths a mass grave, divers search the Thames for clues to a ...

16-09-2020

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Series 6: 4. The Horsemen Of Hadrian's Wall

Digging For Britain - Series 6: 4. The Horsemen Of Hadrian's Wall

In this special, Professor Alice Roberts reveals the forgotten story of the Roman Army's secret weapon in Britain - their cavalry. These fearsome horsemen were the key to d ...

11-10-2019

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Series 6: 3. North

Digging For Britain - Series 6: 3. North

Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the north of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the site, filmed by th ...

10-10-2019

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Series 6: 2. East

Digging For Britain - Series 6: 2. East

Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the east of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, film ...

26-09-2019

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Series 6: 1. West

Digging For Britain - Series 6: 1. West

Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, film ...

20-09-2019

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