Digging for Britain(TV show/series, 2010-)

1h per episode | Genre: Documentary

Documentation in 9 seasons with 35 episodes

Digging for BritainRating: 3.5/5 (with 1 vote)
Digging For Britain is a British television series on archaeology made by 360 Production for the BBC, first aired in August 2010. It is presented by Alice Roberts. The series focuses on archaeological excavations and research in the United Kingdom, both at new sites and those already well known to science. Filming has taken place in many parts of the country. The first series consisted of four episodes, initially broadcast on BBC Two in August and September 2010. A second series of four episodes was broadcast in September 2011. The programme returned as a series of three episodes on BBC Four in February 2015, covering the previous summer's investigations in several geographical regions of the United Kingdom. The same format was adopted for series 4 and 5, which first aired in March and December 2016 respectively. A sixth series of the programme began airing in November 2017, returning to the four-episode format (covering three geographical regions plus one special theme). This structure was retained for series 7 and 8, which aired in November 2018 and 2019 respectively. Four episodes titled The Greatest Discoveries... aired in 2020. It returned for its 9th series in January 2020. Archaeologist (and former Time Team member) Matt Williams co-presented series 3 and the first epis... ()
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About Digging for Britain

Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs and investigations the length of the country.

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Digging for Britain Seasons and Episodes

01/04/2022Season 9 - 6 episodes
#1 | 01/04/2022Episode 1
The astonishing discovery of a mosaic has art historians, archaeologists and Alice very excited as they slowly reveal its full beauty.
#2 | 01/05/2022Episode 2
The south of England offers rich pickings, including the earliest money made in Britain and a massive haul of Roman treasure that brings to life the fall of the empire in Britain.
#3 | 01/06/2022Episode 3
The best archaeology from the north of Britain, including Scotland’s oldest railway, one of the best-preserved Norman castles and an extraordinary find from a Neolithic tomb.
#4 | 01/11/2022Episode 4
Unearthing a Jurassic giant, investigating finds from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and uncovering the hidden heart of Roman Leicester.
#5 | 01/12/2022Episode 5
A new Roman town and hundreds of finds are discovered. The Cerne Giant finally gets a date, and a World War II air crash mystery is laid to rest.
#6 | 01/13/2022Episode 6
Featuring a Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall, evidence of early writing by the Picts in Scotland and a 3000-year-old Bronze Age coffin buried under a golf course.
11/20/2019Season 8 - 4 episodes
11/28/2018Season 7 - 4 episodes
11/22/2017Season 6 - 4 episodes
12/06/2016Season 5 - 3 episodes
03/10/2016Season 4 - 3 episodes
02/03/2015Season 3 - 3 episodes
09/09/2011Season 2 - 4 episodes
08/19/2010Season 1 - 4 episodes
02/23/2015Specials - 5 episodes

Additional Information

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Production country: United Kingdom (UK)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 2 languages: English (EN), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 08/19/2010
Latest episode released on: 01/12/2022
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):

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