Time Team

Sunday 5:45 PM on Channel 4 Premiered Jan 16, 1994 In Season


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    • Ancaster, Lincolnshire
      Ancaster, Lincolnshire
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      The Romans Panic. The small Lincolnshire town of Ancaster lies on Ermine Street, which is a major Roman road heading north from London. The only Roman remains visible today are some massive earth banks and ditches, which have been dated to the 4th century. So what was here before these defences and why were they built?moreless
    • Canterbury, Kent
      Time Team Live Event: Roman temple, medieval kiln and Franciscan friary
    • TT Special 41 Stonehenge, Wiltshire

      The Secret of Stonehenge

      Stonehenge is the nation's most famous monument. For centuries, its age and purpose have been subject to speculation, excavation and fantasy. But over the last six years, a huge new team of archaeologists have been digging not just the monument but the entire prehistoric landscape that focuses on Stonehenge, to reveal the truth about this near-mythical place and crack its secrets.

    • Malton, North Yorkshire
      Malton, North Yorkshire
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Norman Castles and Jacobean Houses The Team head for Malton in North Yorkshire where land that conceals 2,000 years of English history, including a Roman fort, is about to be turned into a park. It's a battle against the clock to uncover the area's other secrets, specifically a medieval castle and a Jacobean or Tudor manor house.moreless
    • Bawsey, Norfolk
      Time Team Live Event.
      Anglo-Saxon Settlement
      An enigmatic ruined Norman church on a small mound in the middle of Norfolk farmland was the focus of this year's live broadcasts. Aerial photographs revealed a large ditched enclosure around the site, and metal detectorists working closely with the local archaeological unit unearthed a staggering amount of finds, ranging chronologically from the Bronze and Iron Ages to Roman, Saxon and medieval.moreless
    • Orkney, Scotland
      Orkney, Scotland
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9th Century Viking Graves The team go in search of evidence of the invasion of the Vikings, and its influence on ancient Britain. They travel to the Orcadian island of Sanday to try to find out whether four mysterious mounds there are evidence of a Viking settlement or even a Viking burial site.moreless
    • Richmond, Surrey
      Richmond, Surrey
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Royal Palace at Trumpeters House

      This time the Team look at the grounds of Trumpeters House, in Richmond, near London. Records show it was the site of a royal palace from the time of Edward III through to Elizabeth I, who died there. Destroyed during Cromwell's Commonwealth, the site has lain unexcavated ever since and the team are aiming to find the remains of the inner sanctum of the royal apartments.moreless
    • Turkdean, Gloucestershire
      Time Team Live Event.
      Romano-British Settlement
      Over the August Bank Holiday, Time Team attempted their most ambitious project ever, three days of live excavation, warts and all, with the very real possibility of finding precisely nothing. As over two million viewers know, Time Team Live ended with evidence of a Romano-British villa complex in Gloucestershire that is one of the largest ever found.moreless
    • TT Special 3 Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

      The Mysterious Seahenge

      Time Team's visit to Seahenge helped cast some fresh light on the circle, the people who built it and the techniques they used. It included the construction of a modern replica, which it is hoped will be found a home in the area permanently. As the first Bronze-Age monument that has ever been precisely dated, Seahenge provided an exciting special venture for the Team.

    • Papcastle, Cumbria
      Papcastle, Cumbria
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      The Roman fort of Derventio When Ray and Helen Buckingham started building work on an extension to their Cumbrian house in Papcastle, England, they found what looked like Roman pottery and building-stone fragments. Was the couple's garden part of a Roman settlement or military staging post? What will the site say about people's daily lives nearly 2,000 years ago, and what were the Romans doing in Papcastle anyway? The Team has just three days to piece together the surprising story.moreless
    • Netheravon, Wiltshire
      Netheravon, Wiltshire
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Roman Villa under the Barracks the Team goes to a partially abandoned barracks in Netheravon in Wiltshire. In 1907, a soldier named Colonel Hawley discovered part of a tessellated pavement or mosaic there, which he believed was part of a Roman villa, built around AD 300. Now the army have allowed the Team behind the barbed wire to investigate the site and test the colonel's theory.moreless
    • Turkdean, Gloucestershire
      Turkdean, Gloucestershire
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      One of the largest Romano-British villa complexes ever found in Britain

      Tony Robinson and the team return to the site of the live dig in 1997 which unearthed a massive Roman villa complex in the Cotswolds. They discover that the villa dates from the very first days of the Roman occupation. Amongst their new finds is an entire, untouched Roman water course.moreless
    • Deya, Mallorca, Spain
      Deya, Mallorca, Spain
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Copper Age Settlement The team visits Mallorca in pursuit of the Beaker people, an enigmatic culture thought by some to have been responsible for the introduction of metal work into Britain. The team work on the three main sites of the Maze, the Son Mas sanctuary, and the San Oleza settlement.moreless
    • Downpatrick, County Down
      Downpatrick, County Down
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      Saint Patrick's first church In a sleepy corner of Northern Ireland, surprisingly close to the bustle of Belfast, lies the market town of Downpatrick, an eminently respectable place which could proudly boast that nothing very exciting had happened there for centuries. However before that upon Cathedral Hill St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland built his first settlement, and the team are sent to investigate the site that also boast s Bronze-Age encampments and later Benedictine monasteries.moreless
    • TT Special 23 Prittlewell Southend, Essex

      The King of Bling

      A chance discovery by archaeologists in Southend reveals an Anglo-Saxon tomb crammed with such impressive gold artefacts that the tabloids dubbed the occupant 'the King of Bling'.

      It's a burial fit for a king, but who could it be? Time Team follows the investigation into one of the most important discoveries in recent times as archaeologists from the Museum of London and specialists from across the world search for clues in the spectacular grave goods.

    • Beauport Park, Sussex
      Beauport Park, Sussex
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      Roman Bathhouse by the Golf Course.
    • Smallhythe, Kent
      Smallhythe, Kent
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      Henry V's Naval Dockyard There is little evidence to suggest there was a dockyard at Smallhythe, not least of all because it is ten miles from the coast. But a written reference to visit from Henry V in the 15th century and a 1,000 tonne ship, the Jesus, whet the appetite of the Time Team.moreless
    • Plympton, Devon
      Plympton, Devon
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      Origins of a Medieval village.
    • Thetford, Norfolk
      Thetford, Norfolk
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      Search for a Norman Cathedral

      In the Anglo-Saxon period, Thetford was the home of the monarchs of East Anglia and was seat of a bishopric. but in the 13th century, a large Dominican friary was built there and before that, for a mere 24 years, a Norman cathedral. The search for that cathedral believed to have stood in what is now the playing field of Thetford Grammar School is the focus of the team, but first they have to dig through the Friary to get there.moreless
    • Burslem, Staffordshire
      Burslem, Staffordshire
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      18th-century Potter's yard The team visits Burslem, which was the site of Josiah Wedgewood's first pottery factory. As well as unearthing evidence of Britain's heritage, they have to avoid the dangers of digging in a busy town centre with its network of underground pipes and cables.
    • High Worsall, North Yorkshire
      High Worsall, North Yorkshire
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Medieval Village The Team is in High Worsall, near Middlesbrough. It has long been known that there is a deserted medieval village here but no idea how or why the population apparently disappeared into thin air.
    • Chicksands, Bedfordshire
      Chicksands, Bedfordshire
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      The Naughty Monastery
    • TT Special 15 Southward Well Reef, Samson Island,Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

      The Wreck of the Colossus

      Tony Robinson and the archaeological team join divers attempting to recover treasure from part of the wreck of the 18th-century warship the Colossus - discovered by divers in 2001 - in order to piece together the history of the vessel.

    • Merton, South London
      Merton, South London
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      Digging Liberty. Today Merton Abbey Mills, on the banks of the River Wandle in south London, is a bustling craft market, which draws its name from the huge, dominating abbey that once stood on the site. Time Team, however, did not come to Merton to investigate monks and ecclesiastical buildings. Merton was also a base for Arthur Liberty, founder of the famous Liberty's shops and one of the most influential and eminent Victorians in the Arts and Crafts movement.moreless
    • Santon, Isle of Man
      Santon, Isle of Man
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      Finds on the fairway.

      The Time Team are on a golf course on the Isle of Man to investigate the remains of a keeill - a small stone chapel. Although thought to have been built by the Vikings, new finds suggest there is much more to this site than just the Vikingsmoreless
    • Blacklands, Somerset
      Blacklands, Somerset
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      There's No Place Like Rome

      The Romans were here early on after the conquest; a gatehouse has already been excavated on the site - producing pottery and evidence of a military presence.
    • Finlaggan, Islay
      Finlaggan, Islay
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Lord of the Isles Time team discover buildings which were once at the very centre of a kingdom that dominated the whole of Western Scotland for over 500 years. The National Museum of Scotland has one final chance to unlock the secret of that kingdom.
    • Llangorse Lake, Powys
      Llangorse Lake, Powys
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      The Fortress in the Lake In the Dark Ages, a powerful king decided to show how powerful he was and built a man made island in the middle of a lake and stuck a palace on top of it. Who was the king and who were the builders and what happened to them all? The time team visits the site of this Dark Age man-made island, known as a Crannog, in Llangorse Lake near Brecon in Wales.moreless
    • Sutton, Hereford
      Sutton, Hereford
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      In search of the Palace of King Offa
    • Greenwich, London
      Greenwich, London
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      The Roman Temple on Watling Street
    • TT Special 25 Washingborough, Lincolnshire

      Life on the Edge 1,000 years BC

      Mick Aston, Phil Harding and Francis Pryor pay a visit to the unearthing of an important Bronze Age settlement on the banks of the River Witham, just outside Lincoln. With plans under way to strengthen flood defences, the site itself will soon be buried once again, leaving archaeologists with only six weeks to salvage as much as possible. The programme examines some of the thousands of finds and reveals evidence of strange burial practices.

    • TT Special 5 The Real King Arthur

      Tintagel, at the Centre of the Myth

      Time Team is on a quest, searching for the truth behind the myth, mystery and multi-million-pound industry which has grown up around Arthur – the alleged 'King of the Britons'.

    • TT Special 11 Ely, Cambridgeshire

      Digging deep into the Island of the Eels

      Time Team has uncovered a remarkable picture of Ely in past centuries: channels where boats used to moor to load and unload goods; a medieval kiln with huge quantities of high-quality pottery finds; and a number of buildings fronting the road at Broad Street.

    • The New Forest, Hampshire
      Time Team Live Event:
      Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery
    • Coventry, West Midlands
      Coventry, West Midlands
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      The Missing Cathedral and the Diabetic Prior
    • Preston Saint Mary, Suffolk
      Preston Saint Mary, Suffolk
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Treasures of the Roman Field Discover why for years a Suffolk farmer has gathered hundreds of pieces of Roman pottery, jewellery and coins from one particular field on his land. Where did all this rich material come from? The Team heads to the outskirts of Lavenham to find out.
    • Turkdean, Gloucestershire
      Turkdean, Gloucestershire
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Return to the Roman Villa The Time Team return to the site in the Cotswolds where they discovered a massive Roman complex.
    • Templecombe, Somerset
      Templecombe, Somerset
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Village of the Templars The Somerset village of Templecombe got its name from the Knights Templar who protected pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land. The Team search for evidence of their existence at the present manor house.
    • Basing House, Hampshire
      Basing House, Hampshire
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      The Royalists' last stand
    • Elveden, Suffolk
      Elveden, Suffolk
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      In search of the earliest traces of mankind
    • Aston Eyre, Shropshire
      Aston Eyre, Shropshire
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Medieval Manor House At this dig, the Team's efforts are concentrated as much above the ground as beneath. They travel to Aston Eyre, where a farmhouse converted from a medieval gatehouse is just the starting point for three days of hard work. Behind it is the derelict Old Hall that, in the 14th century, was the great hall of the lord of the manor. Over the centuries, the hall has been greatly altered but as the layers are peeled away the deserted manor comes to life. And from the written records of the period, a poignant tale about the fate of the family who lived in the manor house comes to light.moreless
    • Dorchester, Oxfordshire
      Unaired Pilot Three local people asked the Team to answer the following questions. Dorothy Godfrey: Dear Tony and the Time Team. For years, members of our allotment association have been unearthing bits of pots and the odd human bone. We'd like to know more about what's going on underneath our allotments. Roy Bowles: Dear Time Team. 1,350 years ago St Birinius built a cathedral on a site in Dorchester. I think we might be able to find it. Can you help? Jerry Nudd: Dear Mick and co. Whilst putting in a fence post for my son, I found some rather unusual remains. Can you tell us what lies under the rest of the field? Dorchester is situated 10 miles south of Oxford on a historical crossing point of the River Thames. So Time Team had the weekend to answer the three questions. They stayed at the George Hotel and the headquarters for this episode was at the Abbey Guesthouse.moreless
    • The New Forest, Hampshire
      The New Forest, Hampshire
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      Seven Buckets and a Buckle. In the middle of a field, somewhere in Hampshire, is a barrow, or burial mound, now almost flattened by centuries of ploughing. A number of Saxon graves had been identified, probably forming part of a cemetery serving the scattered Dark Age settlements in the area, and the surrounding landscape is full of features dating from pre-Roman times through to the present day. Unfortunately the site has been subject to major activity by unscrupulous metal detectorists. Time Team’s objective, then, to find out as much as possible about the cemetery before the archaeological evidence destroyed. The Team also worked to place the cemetery in its wider context as part of the Anglo-Saxon landscape, looking at how people lived at this time, their beliefs and burial practices, and investigating the trading links that led to a rare and beautiful Byzantine bucket being found in a Hampshire field.moreless
    • Throckmorton, Worcestershire
      Throckmorton, Worcestershire
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      A Prehistoric Airfield.

      The team explores a disused RAF bomber base, which is revealed by a government geophysics survey to be a dense Iron Age or Bronze Age settlement.
    • Navan, County Armagh
      Navan, County Armagh
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      The Treasure Fort of Emain Macha The fort of Emain Macha in Ireland was once the home of princes and kings of Ulster, and, according to Celtic legend, was built by King Conchobar, who also built two other palaces. The team go to Navan, the modern-day site of Emain Macha, in search of evidence of the other palaces and attempt to find a connection between what may have been a sacrificial pool and an ancient hill called Haughey's Fort.moreless
    • Teignmouth, Devon
      Teignmouth, Devon
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      A Wreck of the Spanish Armada The team attempt to identify an ancient ship that was wrecked some 400 years ago off Teignmouth beach in Devon. Twenty years ago, a teenage scuba diver found a bronze canon belonging to the wreck on the seabed. But after all that time under water, will there still be enough of the ship left for the Team to identify it?moreless
    • Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
      Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      An Ermine Street Pub. Can the team find the line of one of Britain's main Roman Roads - Ermine Street? And what else lies beneath the grass which has remained undisturbed since the excavations of some amateur archaeologists 40 years or so ago?
    • Athelney, Somerset
      Athelney, Somerset
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The Guerilla base of the the King The Time Team unravels the secrets of Athelney in Somerset using geophysical techniques to reveal the complete outline of a mediaeval abbey. Within computer-images projected on the screen by the below-surface complex, they pinpoint the lines of what looks like an ecclesiastical predecessor of a small abbey founded by Alfred.moreless
    • Launceston, Cornwall
      Launceston, Cornwall
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Medieval Leper Hospital The team travel to Launceston in Cornwall where they discover a well-preserved female skeleton. They try to determine if she was a leper from a thirteenth century colony, a Civil War casualty, a plague victim or if she was executed after being tried at Launceston Assizes in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth centuries.moreless
    • Wicken, Northamptonshire
      Wicken, Northamptonshire
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      A Tale of Two Villages.

      In the village of Wicken, there is a long-running dispute as to who owns the oldest plot of land in the village. The discovery of an ancient church, a burial ground and Saxon activity give the Time Team plenty to do.
    • Blaenafon, Torfaen, Wales
      Blaenafon, Torfaen, Wales
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      The Lost Viaduct. The biggest hole the Team have ever dug.
    • Canterbury, Kent
      Canterbury, Kent
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      Three Tales of Canterbury
    • Tockenham, Wiltshire
      Tockenham, Wiltshire
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The Lost Villa Despite the fact that there are no Roman remains in the Wiltshire village of Tockenham, the 15th-century village church has a small pagan Roman statue embedded in one of its outer walls
    • Yaverland, Isle of Wight
      Yaverland, Isle of Wight
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      Steptoe et Filius. With a limited excavation, a local archaeologist discovered marble fragments indicating a high-status building. What was actually here on the high ground overlooking what would have been a navigable creek in Roman times?
    • Beaudesert, Warwickshire
      Beaudesert, Warwickshire
      Season 9 - Episode 11
      Every Castle Needs a Lord. A single stone stands on a hill at Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. It's the only remnant of what was once a huge medieval castle. So where is the rest of this once-proud stronghold?
    • Esher, Surrey
      Esher, Surrey
      Season 13 - Episode 4
      The First Tudor Palace?

      Wayneflete Tower is now all that remains of a 15th century palace that stood in Esher. A palace so grand, it was an inspiration behind the building of Hampton court Palace.

    • Boleigh, Cornwall
      Boleigh, Cornwall
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Prehistoric Fougou Named after the Cornish word meaning 'cave', fogous are remarkable prehistoric monuments consisting of a stone lined passage roofed with massive capstones. Many also have side tunnels dug into the natural subsoil and a few have evidence of circular underground chambers. They are found only in the extreme west of Cornwall, mainly on the Land's End and Lizard peninsulas and were always built within and beneath settlement sites. Evidence shows that they were built over two thousand years ago during the later Iron Age (400BC-AD43) and have similarities with underground monuments known as 'souterrains', which are broadly contemporary but are found in other parts of Britain and Ireland.moreless
    • Winchester, Hampshire
      Winchester, Hampshire
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      The Leper Hospital.
    • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
      Cirencester, Gloucestershire
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      The Mosaic at the bottom of the Garden
    • Heldammer Stroom, Utrecht, The Netherlands
      The Boat on the Rhine

      Underneath one of the biggest building sites in Europe, lies a perfectly preserved Roman barge. This 25 metre-long barge was used to transport goods along the Rhine, a river described as the 'motorway of Roman Europe'.
    • Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
      Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Hunting for Mammoth Stanton Harcourt is an ancient village 8 miles west of Oxford, Stanton means 'place of the stones' as indeed it has, the magnificent rebuilt henge, the Devil's Quoits. However the Team have been sent to investigate a series of palaeochannel deposits buried beneath the second gravel terrace of the river Thames. The quarrying of river gravels in the past have revealed incredible finds of more than 900 bones and teeth of animals including mammoth, elephant, horse, bison, bear, lion and hyena, many in almost perfect condition.moreless
    • TT Special 26 Durrington Walls, Wiltshire

      Britain's Biggest henge

      Tony Robinson and the team investigate finds at Durrington Walls, Wiltshire, and consider what they reveal about Stone Age life. Among the discoveries are a Neolithic road which leads to Stonehenge and is believed to be the route of traditional burial ceremonies. Also examined is an arrangement of 160 trees in perfect circles, which may have provided a setting for traditional feasts.

    • Basildon, Berkshire
      Basildon, Berkshire
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      The Inter-City Villa.

      When Brunel built his railway in the Goring Gap in 1838, the remains of a Roman villa, complete with mosaics were discovered. Historical evidence suggests that the mosaics were broken up by the navvies who built the railway, and sold them "under the potent influence of the current coin of the realm".

      The Team try to find out if any of the mosaics remain, or if they - along with the villa - were totally destroyed when the railway was built.moreless
    • Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
      Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      An Iron-Age Roundhouse on Salisbury Plain.

      Salisbury Plain - 300 square miles of England on which, the British army trains its soldiers. The area is also rich in archaeology and due to the presence of the army, it's all undisturbed and protected.

      The Team are called in to help gather enough evidence to get the site 'scheduled' - legally protected.moreless
    • Vauxhall, London
      Vauxhall, London
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      London's First Bridge.

      The Team are in central London near Vauxhall Bridge where, at low tide, prehistoric timbers are revealed. Time is even more restricted on this excavation than usual. As the timbers are right at the water's edge at low tide (and up to eight metres underwater at high tide) there are only a couple of hours during which any excavation can take place. The site is also being eroded because the changing topography of the foreshore is affecting the tides.moreless
    • Ribchester, Lancashire
      Ribchester, Lancashire
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The Roman auxiliary fort of Bremetennacum Mick Aston and Tony Robinson reveal how the Roman army survived around 100AD in the remote frontier site of Ribchester, Lancashire. They find traces of Roman defences beneath local fields and excavate the outline of a stone-built corner tower of a fort in a back garden.moreless
    • Amlwch, Anglesey
      Amlwch, Anglesey
      Season 14 - Episode 4

      The Druids' Last Stand.
      An aerial photograph revealed some enigmatic earthworks just outside the town of Amlwch, Anglesey. The druidic priesthood was based here until its bloody suppression at the hands of the Romans.

    • TT Special 7 Tankerness, Orkney

      The Mystery of Mine Howe

      The Team travels to Orkney, where local farmer Douglas Paterson went in search of a mysterious underground chamber, said to be lost on his land after its discovery some 50 years earlier.

    • Sandgate, Kent
      Sandgate, Kent
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      Shorncliffe Redoubt.

      On the 1st February 1793, the new French Republic declared war on Britain. Bracing itself for an expected invasion, the British began improving her defences.

      One year later, Parliament bought land at Shorncliffe and built a redoubt [a fort], a piece of land which was considered as an obvious point of attack from the French.

    • Rycote, Oxfordshire
      Rycote, Oxfordshire
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      A Palace Sold for Scrap.
    • Birdoswald, Cumbria
      Birdoswald, Cumbria
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      Roman fort beside Hadrian's Wall
    • Kemerton, Worcestershire
      Kemerton, Worcestershire
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Iron Age Hill Fort
    • Tottiford Reservoir, Devon
      Tottiford Reservoir, Devon
      Season 18 - Episode 1
      Reservoir Rituals The first stone henge to be discovered in Britain for a century would be cause enough for major celebration, but there's double bubbles as Tony Robinson and his hardy team of archaeologists celebrate their 200th dig, in the first episode of this new series. The site is the bed of a Devon reservoir with a strange assortment of prehistoric remains. Luckily for the diggers the reservoir has been specially drained, but they still face three days of wading through thick, sticky mud as they piece together the story of thousands of years of rituals performed in this beautiful secret valley high up on Dartmoor. The Team slowly uncover a network of monuments that suggest that they have found a major prehistoric site. But the best discovery is left until the last day when they unearth the remains of that stone henge. It's the perfect end to a milestone in the programme's history.moreless
    • Hooke Court, Dorset
      Hooke Court, Dorset
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      School Diggers.

      Today, Hooke Court is a school, but it's buildings date from the time of the English Civil War. Parts of the building suggest that it dates from an even earlier time and that it was once a much grander building.
    • Lindisfarne, Northumberland
      Lindisfarne, Northumberland
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      The Holy Island After it ceased to be a centre for Christian monks in the 1530s, Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, off the far north-east English coast, became a military base. There was a garrison there for 250 years, and the island is as full of military archaeology as it is religious. The Team came to investigate a field in the middle of the island's village, known locally, for no obvious reason, as Palace Field.moreless
    • Stilton, Cambridgeshire
      Stilton, Cambridgeshire
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      A Port and Stilton.

      The discovery of an almost complete Roman cheese press, along with countless other Roman finds leads Time Team to Cambridgeshire.
    • Much Wenlock, Shropshire
      Much Wenlock, Shropshire
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Medieval Guildhall Old foundations found in a garden may be one of the first houses to be built in the town. How did Much Wenlock become a big market town as it is today? The Team reveal evidence of a 13th-century aisled hall in a present-day garden in Much Wenlock. Through the identification of 13th-century pottery finds and dendrochronology, they link the building with visits by Henry II.moreless
    • Bawsey, Norfolk
      Bawsey, Norfolk
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Iron-Age settlement and Norman church The highlights of the latest live event show the team as they unearth Saxon jewellery, a vast store of Norman pottery and the remains of a medieval murder victim.
    • Dotton, Devon
      Dotton, Devon
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      The Domesday Mill.
      Dotton is a small hamlet in east Devon, close to the river Otter. In the Domesday Book, compiled around 1086, there is a record of there having been a mill there, to the value of five shillings. The last working mill in the village closed down in 1946, however, and in 1968 the building was ordered to be demolished by the local council because the wheel pit was regarded as a danger to children.moreless
    • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
      Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
      Season 14 - Episode 13
      In The Shadow Of The Tor.
      Visiting Bodmin Moor you find yourself in a barren, windswept landscape with only a few sheep for company. Dramatic granite outcrops such as Rough Tor enhance the wild beauty of the place, and the proliferation of standing stones, house circles and enclosures doesn't make much sense in such a bleak place. Not surprisingly, antiquarians and early archaeologists were scratching their heads for many years as to why people came to live here in the first place and what kind of society they lived in when they were here.moreless
    • Time Team Digs: The Dark Ages
      Illuminating the Darkness Tony Robinson, with the help of historian Dr Joanna Story, of Leicester University, looks back at what Time Team has learnt about the so-called 'Dark Ages' in numerous digs from the past ten years.
    • Great Easton, Leicestershire
      The Big Dig
    • Raunds, Northamptonshire
      Raunds, Northamptonshire
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      Under the Fishpond

      The team meets Morris and Pat Jones who, when digging a small pond in their Northamptonshire garden, unearthed a skeleton (nicknamed Henry by Pat) - laid out with a knife, ceremonial pottery and a valuable buckle. It was clearly Saxon.

      Maurice and Pat called in Time Team to answer their many questions. Could they have a whole cemetery in the garden? Who might be buried there? The team of excavators and experts move into the Jones' garden for just three days to discover as much as they can about the mysteries that lie beneath it.moreless
    • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
      Bridgnorth, Shropshire
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      The Leaning Tower of Bridgnorth.

      A 70-feet-tall Norman tower and some other stonework is all that's left of a great castle built 900 years ago and around which grew up the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. The castle was occupied for around five centuries, surviving at least four lengthy sieges until finally it fell to Cromwell's army in the English Civil War. He left it much as it is today, leaning at an angle of 15 degrees, three times more than the famous leaning tower of Pisa. The rest of it is gone, destroyed or plundered along with all of the town's early records.moreless
    • Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire
      Winterbourne Gunner, Wiltshire
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Anglo-Saxon Graves The excavation of a building site in Winterbourne Gunner, near Salisbury. Previous development unearthed evidence of a Saxon graveyard but the team make a totally unexpected and tremendously exciting find of a pot filled with the cremated remains of someone who died 2000 years before the Saxons arrived.
    • TT Special 2 Barley Hall, York

      1999 Christmas Special.

      Updates on past digs and previews of forthcoming programmes. Presented by Tony Robinson from York's Barley Hall, where a Medieval Christmas celebration is in full swing, the show tells what has happened at many of the digs featured in the last series.

    • Brimham, Yorkshire
      Brimham, Yorkshire
      Season 13 - Episode 7
      The Monks' Manor.

      On a farm in Yorkshire, some of the stone in the out buildings seem to contain religious masonry. The team find out where the stones came from and what once stood where the present farm stands today.
    • Poulton, Cheshire
      Poulton, Cheshire
      Season 14 - Episode 12
      The Abbey Habit.
      Tony Robinson and the team travel to Poulton, Cheshire in search of an abandoned abbey that was once used by Cistercian monks. Local archaeologists had not been able to find any trace of the famous abbey and a number of theories and locations have been suggested as to its whereabouts. As the hunt drags on without any major progress, some of the team come up with a controversial theory.moreless
    • Leven, Fife
      Leven, Fife
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      Rescuing the Dead.

      The discovery of a rare Bronze Age cemetery prompts the Team to take on a rescue-archaeology mission in Fife, before the development covers the site.
    • TT Special 10 Coventry, West Midlands

      Coventry's Lost Cathedral

      The excavation of Coventry's first cathedral is the most important cathedral dig in more than 25 years. It was thought to have been virtually obliterated by Henry VIII. But a great deal more has survived than expected.

    • Normanton, Lincolnshire
      Normanton, Lincolnshire
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery
    • Reedham Marshes, Norfolk
      Reedham Marshes, Norfolk
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      Crashed WWII American B-17's
    • Greylake, Somerset
      Greylake, Somerset
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Bronze Age Trackway The team go to the Somerset levels in search of a 4,000-year-old wooden trackway. The quickest way to get across the marshes that used to exist here in the Bronze and Iron Ages was across wooden walkways. Now they hope to find evidence of these footbridges.
    • Manchester, Greater Manchester
      Manchester, Greater Manchester
      Season 13 - Episode 3
      Rubble at Mill.

      Just over 200 years ago, cotton cloth was manufactured in Britain for the first time, and Manchester soon became the powerhouse and driving force behind the new cotton industry.

      The building at the heart of this story lies in the city centre and it revolutionised British society. Built in 1780, this is the site of the first cotton mill in Manchester.moreless
    • Godstone, Surrey
      Godstone, Surrey
      Season 14 - Episode 11
      Road To The Relics.
      The team are excited at the prospect of finding a possible Roman temple. Will this be a first for Time Team?
    • Time Team Digs: The Iron Age
      Digging for Iron Tony Robinson, with the help of Sheffield University's John Collis, looks back at what the Time Team have learnt about the Iron Age in numerous digs over the last ten years. Far from being a place of wild savages, Iron Age Britain emerges as an increasingly wealthy and sophisticated society. A back garden in Dorset yields two complete Iron Age houses with mounds of pottery; the team uncover major settlements on Salisbury Plain and under a Worcestershire airfield and the mysterious underground chamber in the Orkneys.moreless
    • Hunstrete, Somerset
      Hunstrete, Somerset
      Season 15 - Episode 7
      Keeping up with the Georgians The team descend on a field just outside Bath to investigate the remains of what could have been one of the country's grandest Georgian houses. An impressive set of stone arches is all that remains of the house built 200 years ago by local MP Sir Francis Popham, but a couple of paintings show the building in its prime.moreless
    • Time Team Digs: The Early Romans
      Invasion and Occupation Tony Robinson and Chris Kelly from Cambridge University look back at what the team have learnt about the early years of the Roman occupation of Britain - from the design of Roman roads at digs at Lambeth Palace and Cheshunt Park, Hertfordshire, to Roman forts at Castleford and Papcastle in Cumbria.moreless
    • Appleby, Cumbria
      Appleby, Cumbria
      Season 10 - Episode 13
      Jailhouse Rocks. From the late 1700s onwards, Britain went through a period of great social reform as changing attitudes led to many alterations to the country's legal and social systems. One of the areas of change was how society dealt with crime and punishment. Today, Appleby police station stands on the site of the original 1771 gaol house and court in the town, which were built to serve the now defunct county of Westmoreland. The fact that the gaol house was constructed and developed during this period of reform meant that many of the new social attitudes were reflected in the design of the building. In this new age of crime and punishment, men and women prisoners were separated; executions were held privately, instead of in public places; prisoners had their own cells, rather than being kept in large, communal ones; and a regime of repetitive, mindless tasks was imposed to break the will of the inmates.moreless
    • Whitestaunton, Somerset
      Whitestaunton, Somerset
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      A Roman bath House and an Edwardian Folly.
    • High Ercall, Shropshire
      High Ercall, Shropshire
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      Civil War Siege House The manor house at High Ercall in Shropshire is surrounded by huge defensive earthworks - remnants of one of the bloodiest Civil War sieges. Records from the time suggest that half the house is missing - probably destroyed shortly after the Royalists were defeated.
    • Helford, Cornwall
      Helford, Cornwall
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      Iron-Age Market. Two large, impressive enclosures, or earthworks, can be seen at Gear and Caer Vallack, near Helford in Cornwall. Sited on top of adjacent hills, they were thought by Victorian archaeologists to be Iron-Age hillforts. Though the local population knows them well, very little is understood about their origins.
    • Alderton, Northamptonshire
      Alderton, Northamptonshire
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      The Man Who Bought a Castle.
    • Dunwich, Suffolk.
      Dunwich, Suffolk.
      Season 19 - Episode 3

      The drowned town.

      Tony Robinson and the Team head to Dunwich, a village that's literally falling off the edge of the UK. Coastal erosion has eaten away most of this once-bustling settlement, and before the whole place is lost to the sea, there's a last chance to find out more about the lost origins of this dramatically situated town.

      Could it even be possible to prove conclusively that it dates from Anglo-Saxon times?

      But the archaeologists face a huge challenge. Up around the old walls they have to dig one of the deepest trenches they've attempted in recent years. And on a second site by the popular beach cafe, they're searching for an early medieval hospital. But it's not easy to access in the gaps between the fish and chip shop, crowded car park and public toilets.

    • TT Special 24 Colchester, Essex

      The Lost Roman Circus

      After three years of painstaking work just outside Colchester's Roman walls, archaeologists knew they had found something unusual. Around the parallel walls that had enclosed a huge structure they discovered hundreds of burials, some containing charioteer coins and others piles of horse jawbones.

      Gradually the archaeologists pieced together the evidence to discover that they had uncovered the only Roman circus ever found in Britain and one of only a handful in northern Europe.

    • Tobermory, Mull
      Tobermory, Mull
      Season 17 - Episode 2
      A Saintly Site The team head to the beautiful Scottish island of Mull after getting the call from two keen local amateur "diggers" about some strange Earthworks in the forest that lies on the outskirts of the town of Tobermory. Could this be the site of one of the earliest Scottish chapels set up by Saint Columba, the Irishman who helped spread the word of Christianity throughout the northern reaches of Britain?moreless
    • Sedgefield, County Durham
      Sedgefield, County Durham
      Season 10 - Episode 12
      A View to a Kiln Prior to Time Team's visit, metal detectorist Alan Luton had found more than 100 Roman artefacts in fields around Sedgefield – a place where no Roman evidence had previously been recorded. Aerial photographs also indicated lots of interesting crop marks, which looked complicated and could represent any number of possible remains. Time Team was invited to try to find some answers.moreless
    • Friars Wash, Hertfordshire
      Friars Wash, Hertfordshire
      Season 16 - Episode 1
      The Trouble With Temples The Time Team crew travel to a field in Hertfordshire in search of a Roman temple site, an archaeological find which has eluded the team throughout the years. The dig begins promisingly as they start to find walls, Roman bricks and tiles, and what appears to be a temple-like shape. As more of these shapes begin to appear, the team is stretched to capacity, and they soon realise they have uncovered not just one, but a complex of four Roman temples - a site of national importance.moreless
    • Binchester, County Durham.
      Binchester, County Durham.
      Season 15 - Episode 2
      Street of the Dead Tony and the team tackle a huge Roman fort in County Durham. The stronghold was part of the defence of Dere Street, the main Roman road from York to Hadrian's Wall. The fort has fine mosaics and preserved rooms, but the Team have just three days to find out everything they can about the 'vicus', that's the civilian settlement around the fort, vital for the smooth running of the military machine and providing for the pleasures of the men garrisoned there. However, they soon discover something even more exciting during the dig - a series of military mausoleums, the first discovery of its kind for over 150 years.moreless
    • Nether Poppleton, Yorkshire
      Nether Poppleton, Yorkshire
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      The Monastery and the Mansion.
      The local residents were itching to know more about the place where they live. Mysterious earthworks cover a field around their church and the locals have bought the land to protect it from development. But what do these earthworks represent? Most of the houses in Nether Poppleton date from the 18th century or later, and yet the village seems to follow a standard planned medieval layout common throughout Yorkshire. There is also a reference in the Domesday Book to the village as the land of St Everilda. Did this Anglo-Saxon saint have her nunnery here? Using the enthusiasm of the village residents to the full, on the first day Time Team recruited 50 of them to dig test pits in their own gardens, while Phil Harding and his team tackled the site around the church. In the light of the reference to St Everilda, the Team – and Mick Aston in particular – was especially interested in whether the Norman church was built on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon building. Was the village originally Saxon, Norman or medieval? With Time Team's help, the people of Poppleton were on a mission to find out for themselves.moreless
    • Piercebridge, County Durham
      Piercebridge, County Durham
      Season 17 - Episode 3
      Bridge over the River Tees The team get their feet wet as they examine a stretch of the River Tees where over the past few years divers have discovered more than 2,000 high quality Roman finds, mainly because the river flows directly past one of northern Britain's biggest Roman forts. With part of the site beneath the water some of the archaeologists have to squeeze into wet suits and brave the fast flowing river.moreless
    • Flag Fen, Cambridgeshire
      Flag Fen, Cambridgeshire
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      A Bronze-Age Barrow and Walkway
    • Coberly, Gloucestershire
      Coberly, Gloucestershire
      Season 15 - Episode 5
      Mysteries of the Mosaic Tony Robinson and his team unearth the secrets of a Cotswolds field. Hundreds of Roman coins and bits of masonry have been found on this land but it's the chance discovery of a piece of mosaic floor that has really got the archaeologists excited. The great and the good of Roman Britain built their posh houses in the Cotswolds, a sort of ancient stockbroker belt.moreless
    • TT Special 16 Ten Years

      Ten years of Time Team

      Tony Robinson, Mick, Phil and Carenza take a look back at how it all happened, recall some of the best moments of the last ten years, and muse on how a bunch of muddy misfits became the TV surprise of the decade.

    • Carsington, Derbyshire
      Carsington, Derbyshire
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      Peak District Practices. Caving isn't just about wriggling through holes underground. Experienced cavers also dig out caves that have become silted up. This very dangerous activity caused the Pegasus Caving Club to contact their county coroner following the discovery of ancient human and animal remains in a cave at Carsington, in Derbyshire. They also contacted their local archaeologist, Dave Barrett, who put the cavers in touch with Andrew Chamberlain from Sheffield University. The next step was to involve Time Team.moreless
    • Time Team Digs: The Modern Era
      Our Recent Past Tony Robinson, with the help of David Gainster from the British Museum, looks back at what Time Team has learned about the modern age in digs from the past ten years.
    • Codnor Castle, Derbyshire
      Codnor Castle, Derbyshire
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      Gold in the Moat. The crumbling ruins of Codnor Castle are a sad remnant of the imposing home of the De Grey family - knights who fought from the Crusades to Agincourt. Today Codnor Castle lies in ruins and there's almost nothing known of how it looked in its prime. As the remains above ground get an overdue renovation, the Time Team risk the dangers of hidden mine shafts in the Derbyshire coalfields to dig into the heart of a building that once dominated the landscape to trace the castle's history, and strike gold with a 600-year-old coin.moreless
    • Towcester, Northamptonshire
      Towcester, Northamptonshire
      Season 15 - Episode 4
      The Naughty Nuns of Northampton When eight-year-old Amy Coleclough buried her cat 'Paintpot' in her garden, she uncovered a massive stone wall. Her family knew that a 12th-century nunnery had once stood in the vicinity, but its exact location had remained a mystery for centuries, enter the Time Team and a story of a nunnery with a rather fruity past, which was at various times accused of witchcraft, begging and debauchery.moreless
    • Time Team Digs: Medieval England
      Winners and Losers in the Battle for survival In the 14th and 15th centuries, England was prosperous: a growing population and rising wealth are reflected in the development of many of our towns, cathedrals and cities. But it was also, at various times in the late Middle Ages, a country of war, famine and social unrest.moreless
    • Wierre Effroy, France
      Wierre Effroy, France
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      One of the First Spitfires Lost in France
    • Glendon Hall, Northamptonshire
      Glendon Hall, Northamptonshire
      Season 13 - Episode 1
      The bodies in the shed.
      Glendon Hall in Northamptonshire, a building with over 400 years of history it's a patchwork of different styles and phases of architecture dating back to the 17th century. Martin Hipwell's family live in the stable block, overlooking the Victorian workshop where he discovered the burials. His family gave the burials the nickname 'our friends in the south', lively as that is, the question remains. Why are they in the outbuildings of an English country house?moreless
    • TT Special 12 Rocky Mountains, Montana, USA

      Digging for Dinosaurs

      Tony Robinson and Phil Harding travelled to the Rocky Mountains in Montana, USA, for this special programme on dinosaurs and the 'dinosaur hunters' who discover and dig up their fossil remains.

      The methods used by the dinosaur hunters turned out to be very similar to those employed by archaeologists. And although Phil found he was making more use of a hammer and chisel than his usual digger's trowel, there was much more with which he was familiar from archaeological excavations.

      After joining a museum dig to excavate the bones of the T-Rex's ancestor, they uncover the big bucks tourist industry that dinosaur hunting has spawned in the US. Their journey culminates in a trip to the Badlands, where they help dinosaur hunter Jack Horner dig up the remains of a T-Rex.

    • Whittington, Gloucestershire
      Whittington, Gloucestershire
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      A Waltham Villa

      Waltham field, in the village of Whittington, just outside Cheltenham. Time Team have come in to hunt for a Roman villa, after the tenant farmer's daughter literally tripped over evidence of an early Roman structure while out with her father in the field.
    • Blackpatch, Sussex
      Blackpatch, Sussex
      Season 13 - Episode 9
      Sussex Ups and Downs.

      On the Sussex Downs the Team reassess the work of John Pull. A gramophone salesman who was gassed during the First World War, he strolled the Downs for peace and quiet. Whilst walking there, he discovered a rare stone-age settlement.
    • Alfoldean, Sussex
      Alfoldean, Sussex
      Season 13 - Episode 12
      The Taxman's Tavern.

      A mansio - an official Roman coaching inn, is the subject of Time Team's attention this week. Situated on what is now the A29, it transpires that Alfodean was once a thriving village, but suddenly, it seems to have become a redundant place during the third century.
    • TT Special 9 Alveston, Gloucestershire

      The Bone Cave.

      A tiny entrance to a cave in Alveston leads to a grisly discovery. A natural underground chamber floor is littered with animal and human bones.

    • Cheddar, Somerset
      Cheddar, Somerset
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Search for Palaeolithic Cave Dwellers
    • Dinnington, Somerset
      Dinnington, Somerset
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      Mosaics, mosaics, mosaics. Following the discovery of a fine Roman mosaic by a local builder in nearby Lopen a farmer's daughter in Dinnington decided to have a look in her father's fields. She found fragments of mosaic of an even better quality. She called Time Team and asked it to solve the mystery of Somerset's lost Roman villas.moreless
    • Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
      Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      The furnace in the Cellar

      A cellar in Leighton could take us back nearly 400 years. Based in a pub, it contains the remains of a blast furnace - used for making iron. What more can be discovered about the story of Leighton's lost furnace?
    • Time Team Digs: The Bronze Age
      Searching for Bronze The team revisit an ancient bridge in Vauxhall and a trackway in Flag Fen.
    • TT Special 13 Canterbury, Kent

      The Big Dig

      Described as the most ambitious archaeological project Britain has ever known, one eighth of the entire ancient city of Canterbury is being excavated in advance of a massive redevelopment scheme. The excavation, just inside the city walls in the south east of Canterbury, is known as the 'Big Dig' locally, and will take an estimated four years to complete.

    • Athelney, Somerset
      Athelney, Somerset
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      Back to our Roots. At Athelney, in Somerset, Time Team revisits the site of one of its first programmes, filmed ten years previously in 1993. Back then, the Team was not allowed to dig within the area of the scheduled ancient monument. So the resulting programme,the first Time Team ever screened, is distinguished by the fact that, 100 regular programmes later, it is still the only one that doesn't feature any trenches.moreless
    • Castle Howard, Yorkshire
      Castle Howard, Yorkshire
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      Not a Blot on the Landscape. In the Domesday Book, commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085, a settlement called 'Hildreschelf' is recorded in Yorkshire in the same location where the massive stately home of Castle Howard stands today. Castle Howard was built in the early 1700s by the third Earl of Carlisle, Charles Howard. Its construction involved huge expense – including the demolition of the entire village of Henderskelf, which got in the way of the views from the planned new mansion. Time Team was called in to see if it could find any trace of the early settlement remaining today.moreless
    • TT Special 32 Jamestown, Virginia, USA

      America's Birthplace

      The Time Team archaeologists make a 400th-anniversary visit to Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in America. Jamestown is the birthplace of the United States and brought the country the English language, as well as the English legal and political system. Piles of perfectly-preserved 17th century finds are pulled up from a disused well, bringing the team closer to the men, women and children who founded this town, and thereby this country.

    • Hanslope, Milton Keynes
      Hanslope, Milton Keynes
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      Animal Farm.
      An unusual horse curb bit, carved stonework, a huge quantity of 11th to 13th-century pottery and some high-status finds brought Time Team on a hunt for a Norman house or hunting lodge in this former royal forest. But it wasn't long before the stone walls and foundations, which had originally been thought to support a two-storey building, began to look rather less impressive. Gradually, as the forensic trowels of the diggers went to work, the structure started to shrink in every direction.moreless
    • Stonton Wyville, Leicestershire.
      Stonton Wyville, Leicestershire.
      Season 15 - Episode 8
      Saxons on the edge Tony Robinson and his crew of intrepid excavators uncover an Anglo Saxon settlement - a rare archaeological find - in an unassuming Leicestershire field. Caught up in the anthropological excitement, the team begin a frantic search for examples of long houses, an irregular form of building that leaves few traces after demolition.moreless
    • Standish, Gloucestershire
      Standish, Gloucestershire
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      Going Upmarket with the Romans.
      For some years now, local metal detectorist and amateur archaeologist Paul Bevan has been discovering large amounts of Iron-Age and Roman material on his land at Standish, in Gloucestershire. His searches of his field have yielded Roman brooches, pottery, mosaic tesserae, roof tiles and coins. In the summer of 2003, he even dug his own trench to investigate further. Unfortunately for him, he chose he hottest spell on record in England. He found what he thought was an Iron-Age surface, but the clay soil baked hard in the heat and he had to close the trench to protect the archaeology. There were more than enough finds already, though, to interest Time Team in the site. First impressions, particularly the quantity of Roman building materials and other finds, pointed to the presence of a sizeable villa somewhere nearby.moreless
    • Greenwich, South London
      Greenwich, South London
      Season 15 - Episode 6
      Blitzkrieg on Shooter's Hill The archaeologists arrive in the suburb of Shooters Hill, Greenwich to look for evidence of the secret bunkers, anti-tank weapons and massive flame-throwers which formed London's line of defence against a possible Nazi invasion during World War Two.
    • Kinlochbervie, Sutherland
      Kinlochbervie, Sutherland
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      Diving for the Armada. A special team of marine archaeologists from the Archaeological Diving Unit (ADU) has invited Time Team along to see if some answers can be found about how this sunken time capsule came to be where it is and whether it is, as the initial investigations would suggest, a Spanish Armada shipwreck dating from 1588.moreless
    • TT Special 14 Londinium, Greater London

      Edge of Empire

      Time Team followed one of the biggest excavations in the heart of London on a football pitch sized site at Gresham Street, just north of a Roman baths and just south of the amphitheatre and fort .

      The excavations yielded a wealth of material that creates a picture of everyday life in Londinium. Two thousand years ago London didn't exist. It was created by the Romans in the first century AD, when they settled in the area now occupied by the City.

      The settlement started as a simple bridge over the River Thames, but within 100 years it had become a bustling city with a population of 30,000.

    • Nevis Island, West Indies (II)
      Nevis Island, West Indies (II)
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      Settlement and Slave Colony
    • Denia, Costa Blanca, Spain
      Denia, Costa Blanca, Spain
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      A Muslim Port in Spain. 1,000 years ago, Denia on the east coast of Spain was an Islamic settlement. The Team - along with local archaeologists - try to discover more about ancient Denia before the site is buried beneath new development.
    • Greenwich, London
      Greenwich, London
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      Joust Dig It. Five hundred years ago, Greenwich Palace in London was inherited by Henry VIII when he became king in 1509. With England having a secondary reputation among armourers in the 15th century, Henry set about building the most prestigious armour works in Europe and recruited some of the best armourers from across the continent in an attempt to rival the leading German and Italian manufacturers. Henry didn't only want to make outstanding armour. He also sought to impress both his own subjects and the rest of Europe by staging fantastic pageants at the palace, to which he invited the most powerful and influential people of the day. These pageants included jousts and tournaments, which took place in a specially constructed 'tiltyard' overlooked by two huge towers for the spectators.moreless
    • Nevis Island, West Indies (I)
      Nevis Island, West Indies (I)
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      Settlement and Slave Colony
    • St. Osyth, Essex
      St. Osyth, Essex
      Season 12 - Episode 9
      Lost Centuries of St Osyth.
      Back in the seventh century, Viking pirates sailed up a muddy Essex creek. Legend has it they captured a lonely nun who, when offered a choice between her 'modesty or her mortality', chose to die. The nun carried her severed head up the hill to her church where she collapsed. Where she lay a spring bubbled up. The nun was St Osgyth, or Osyth, the wife of the Saxon king of Essex, who chose the veil rather than consummate her marriage. The site of her death became a shrine and a busy settlement grew up.moreless
    • Dinmore Hill, Herefordshire
      Dinmore Hill, Herefordshire
      Season 17 - Episode 12
      Commanding Heights Tony Robinson and the team search for the remains of an Iron Age fort at Dinmore Hill in Herefordshire, but their investigation is hampered when the geophysicists struggle to find target sites for excavating - and heavy rain causes further difficulties. With digging temporarily suspended, the experts discuss the purpose and date of the archaeology, but disagreements soon arise.moreless
    • Barra, Outer Hebrides.
      Barra, Outer Hebrides.
      Season 15 - Episode 3
      Bodies in the Dunes In 2005 a major storm eroded a dune next to the beach at Allasdale, Barra, exposing human remains. They were first noticed by Barra artist Moira Bard and identified as human by a local doctor, after which a team of archaeologists was called in. The site was clearly at risk from further erosion, so Historic Scotland funded an urgent rescue dig.moreless
    • Burford, Oxfordshire
      Burford, Oxfordshire
      Season 17 - Episode 8
      Priory Engagement

      The Team was invited to investigate the history of the site by the owner of the house, who allowed unprecedented access to the building and surrounding grounds. The main aim of the excavations was to find evidence for the medieval hospital believed to have stood on the site of the Priory, and to set the features found into their local social and topographic context, relating them to the origins, development and expansion of the medieval Saxon town.moreless
    • Westminster, London
      Westminster, London
      Season 17 - Episode 1
      Corridors of Power Westminster Abbey is one of Britain's most iconic sites. Surrounded by the sites and sounds of Parliament Square the archaeologists have three days to pin down the location of a lost sacristy and uncover the Anglo Saxon origins of the Abbey.
    • Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
      Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
      Season 15 - Episode 9
      Fort of the Earls The team visit Northern Ireland to locate one of the most important sites in Anglo-Irish history. A hilltop castle above the city of Dungannon, home of the powerful O' Neill clan, was seized by English forces in 1602, setting off events that would cause unrest in the two countries for centuries to come. The same hill was a top secret British Army base for the last 50 years.moreless
    • West Langton, Leicestershire
      West Langton, Leicestershire
      Season 18 - Episode 2
      Saxon Death, Saxon Gold Tony Robinson and the archaeologists excavate a site in Leicestershire which they believe contains an Anglo-Saxon burial ground. Though their initial search for a cemetery proves fruitless, more digging leads to the experts uncovering evidence of several types of funeral, as well as a highly valuable piece of jewellery - and one member of the team volunteers to take part in a re-creation of a cremation ceremony from the period.moreless
    • Radcot, Oxfordshire
      Radcot, Oxfordshire
      Season 16 - Episode 7
      Anarchy in the UK Tony and the team attempt to uncover the remains of a large medieval castle buried under a waterside field in Oxfordshire. It soon becomes apparent the site is more complex than first thought, with artefacts from the 12th and 17th centuries being unearthed.
    • TT Special 38 Flanders, Belgium

      The Lost WWI Dugout

      Marking the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, Tony Robinson joins an unprecedented archaeological expedition in search of a perfectly preserved bunker, or dugout, called the Vampir. Beneath the paralysed front in Belgium, elite tunnelling companies created a deep maze of tunnels and dugouts, which was the only safe place to hide when shelling made the surface hell above.

    • Padstow, North Cornwall
      Padstow, North Cornwall
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      From Constantinople to Cornwall Cornwall is probably not the first place that springs to mind when thinking about the Roman and Byzantine Empires but in a field overlooking a cove, just a mile down river from the famous Cornish village of Padstow, locals have picked up a wealth of 1,500-year-old pottery and metalwork from as far away as North Africa and Turkey. Geophysics results suggest an Iron Age village may have once been located on the site, but archaeologists think the cove may have also been a port for Mediterranean traders. The team dig for evidence which will support the theory, and after three days of work and initial difficulties, they believe they know how the site looked in its primemoreless
    • Portskewett, South Wales.
      Portskewett, South Wales.
      Season 15 - Episode 13
      Hunting King Harold The team head to the village of Portskewett in South Wales to investigate a field which is intriguingly named Harold's Field. Local legend has it that King Harold built a hunting lodge there the year before he lost the Battle of Hastings. The field is a mass of big earthworks and historical documents do record Harold building a lodge somewhere round the village of Portskewett. Within minutes of digging, the team discover that the site was not confined to just Harold and the Saxon period, having been used since late Roman times until well into the Middle Ages.moreless
    • Hylton Castle, Sunderland
      Hylton Castle, Sunderland
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Medieval Dining Hall The challenge for the team this week is to unearth the archaeological information which will enable local residents to restore a derelict medieval castle, Hylton Castle, to a working bulding and a park. Excavations reveal foundations of a courtyard; a medieval great hall; and evidence of a nearby Jacobean house and Elizabethan gardens.moreless
    • Withington, Gloucestershire
      Withington, Gloucestershire
      Season 13 - Episode 2
      Villas out of Molehills.

      Withington, in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, sits in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is an area of rich farmland and very houses. It was clearly not very much different in Roman times. The landscape locally is littered with the evidence of the numerous villas that stood here during the Roman occupation of Britain – several dozen of them are known in Gloucestershire, including one at Withington itself.
    • Hartlepool, Durham
      Hartlepool, Durham
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      Nuns in Northumbria
    • Lambeth Palace, London
      Lambeth Palace, London
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      The Archbishops Back Garden An investigation into the location of the first Roman road into London. It had been accepted that the road crossed the river at Tower Bridge, placing the original site for the Roman capital of Londinium in the the financial centre of the City. However, later evidence has suggested that the road may have crossed the river at Lambeth and the Team are sent in to investigate.moreless
    • TT Special 30 Ramsgate, Kent

      Pugin - The God of Gothic

      Augustus Pugin: the man who built the houses of parliament, and who's influence on British architecture remains to this day. Although French by birth, he is responsible for many of Britain's cathedrals and churches.
      This special follows the progress of the restoration of his house in Ramsgate, and tells the story of the man who changed the the face of the country in just twenty years.

    • Time Team Digs: Roman Britain
      Life under the Eagle The Segedunum Roman bath-house provided the perfect backdrop for exploring the Roman high life, looking back at what Time Team has learnt about life in Roman Britain.
    • Castleford, Yorkshire
      Castleford, Yorkshire
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      A Lost Roman City. Castleford is situated on a strategically important river crossing and excavations carried out previously in the area suggest there could be important Roman remains here.
    • Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
      Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
      Season 14 - Episode 10
      The Cheyne Gang Julia Plaistowe, the owner of Chesham Bois House, is a keen gardener. Over the years, she's turned up 17th-century and medieval tiles beneath the greenhouse, uncovered medieval pottery in the flowerbeds, and noticed strange lumps and bumps at the bottom of the garden. From an early 18th-century map she knew that her current house, which dates from around 1820, was built on the site of a much larger property. But this 1735 map is the only known illustration of that building. Nor are there any descriptions of what it looked like – in fact, there's nothing that could tell Julia when it was built, what it looked like or what lies beneath the surface in her garden. Historical records, however, trace the ownership of the manor here back to the reign of Edward the Confessor; and we know of a manor house in the vicinity from at least the 1420s. This was when it came into the ownership of the Cheyne family, whose colourful reputation for violence and possibly heresy didn't prevent them from becoming pillars of the local establishment until their line died out in the first half of the 18th century.moreless
    • South Carlton, Lincolnshire
      South Carlton, Lincolnshire
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      Saxon Burials on the Ridge.
    • Hamsterley, County Durham.
      Hamsterley, County Durham.
      Season 15 - Episode 11
      Five thousand tonnes of stone The Time Team travel to County Durham to investigate the origins of a mysterious large stone structure which has had locals baffled for centuries. The stone structure is known locally as The Castles, its five-metre thick walls enclose a space the size of a football pitch.With guesses ranging from an Iron Age farm to a Roman prison, Tony Robinson and the team attempt to come up with a definitive answer.moreless
    • Gateholm, Pembrokeshire
      Gateholm, Pembrokeshire
      Season 19 - Episode 1

      Dig By Wire

      Tony Robinson and the team visit a tiny windswept island off the coast of Wales. The only way to get to it is by rigging a 500-metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks. Incredibly, it seems that Gateholm Island in Pembrokeshire was once inhabited, but whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts or druids nobody knows.

      A handful of mysterious objects were found on the island years ago, including a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag, suggesting that it may have been some sort of religious centre. Of course, the team have to dig for answers, but the weather's throwing everything it has at them.

    • Cranborne Chase, Dorset
      Cranborne Chase, Dorset
      Season 11 - Episode 13
      Roman villa and Prehistoric burials
    • Applecross, Skye
      Applecross, Skye
      Season 13 - Episode 13
      Scotch Broch.

      The Team have travelled to Scotland to investigate a broch - a large stone tower dating from the Iron Age. Found only in Scotland, broch's are constructed of two circular stone walls.
    • Sinodun Hills, Oxfordshire
      Sinodun Hills, Oxfordshire
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      From Iron-Age Rubbish Pits to a Roman Villa.
    • Waddon, Dorset
      Waddon, Dorset
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      An Iron-Age Roundhouse in a Garden and a 'Henge' in the Field Next Door
    • TT Special 6 History of Britain

      From Neolithic to Gothic

      This programme plots the nation's past by examining the finds and revelations of the last seven series. The experts revisit c UK archaeological sites, such as Grimes Graves and Bede's World, and examine key digs from the programme's past, to look at how archaeologists have interpreted the nation's history.

    • Wickenby, Lincolnshire
      Wickenby, Lincolnshire
      Season 15 - Episode 12
      The Romans recycle Tony Robinson and his intrepid team of archaeologists head off the beaten track in Lincolnshire to discover why a metal detector enthusiast has discovered hundreds of Roman and Iron Age artefacts in a muddy field. Add to that the mysterious Roman columns strewn around the surrounding village and the team have a challenging three days to come up with some answers. As the dig progresses, the evidence mounts to suggest that the local Roman population were conscious of the need to recycle.moreless
    • York, Yorkshire
      Time Team Live Event. Roman, Viking and Medieval excavations In the historic city of York, Time Team simultaneously excavated three separate sites containing archaeology from three distinct periods – all under the eagle eyes of 'live' television cameras. York was chosen because of the prolific remains of the Roman, Viking and medieval periods that lie beneath its buildings and streets.moreless
    • Kew Gardens, London
      Kew Gardens, London
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      Looking for the White House. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, on the banks of the river Thames in south-west London, is more often thought of in connection with exotic plants and landscaped parkland than archaeological remains. With some 40 listed buildings and two scheduled ancient monuments on this 325-acre site, however, the Gardens contains a wealth of historic architecture and landscape. The foundations of two royal palaces also lie under the green parkland at Kew, and the scope for fresh archaeological investigation has been extended as a result of the government's nomination of Kew for World Heritage Site status in 2002.moreless
    • South Shields, Tyneside
      South Shields, Tyneside
      Season 12 - Episode 12
      Tower Blocks and Togas. South Shields is well known for the Roman fort of Arbeia at the end of Hadrian's Wall. A few tombstones and burials have been found here in the past hundred years, but these account for only a small fraction of the legionaries and others who must have been buried on this site. Somewhere there must be a large Roman military cemetery – or cemeteries. Unfortunately, the most likely location for any burial ground is under a large 1960s housing estate. So, for this programme Time Team had to investigate every spare piece of open space; seek out the scraps of undisturbed stratigraphy among developments both Victorian and modern; dig in the gaps between services; take a look under the occasional pavement; and enlist as much local help as possible, young and old, in the hunt for the site. It was three days of head-scratching mayhem before the answer emerged.moreless
    • Drumlanrig, Dumfries
      Drumlanrig, Dumfries
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      Fighting on the Frontier. Twenty years ago, during a particularly dry summer, parch marks revealed what seemed to be a huge Roman fort a few hundred metres from the Duke of Buccleuch's extraordinarily grand house, Drumlanrig Castle, in Dumfries. The discovery lay untouched until Time Team took on the challenge to investigate it further.moreless
    • South Perrott, Dorset
      South Perrott, Dorset
      Season 12 - Episode 10
      The Puzzle of Pickett's Farm. A series of finds by metal detectorists of Roman brooches and small-denomination Roman coins in a hilltop field near South Perrott, in Dorset, resulted in Time Team being called in by the landowner. Further encouraged by what, at first sight, had appeared to be fragments of Roman tile and other building material, the Team assembled its best Roman experts in the expectation that they were most likely looking at the site of a Roman temple. It didn't take the experts long, however, to start pouring cold water on this theory. The tile and other building material turned out not to be Roman after all; the pottery discovered during field walking was all medieval; and although additional Roman coins were uncovered as the trenches went in, there was no sign of any buildings, Roman or otherwise. But something had been going on in this field. What was it?moreless
    • TT Special 27 Dinnington, Somerset

      The Big Roman Dig: Roman Villa

      Tony Robinson presents the story of the excavation of a big Roman villa in Somerset, originally discovered by Time Team in 2002 and revisited in 2005. The programme demonstrates how the villa grew from a small farm building to a fine stone building, and how that was expanded again and turned round to face the busy new Fosse Way.

    • Eastry, Kent
      Eastry, Kent
      Season 13 - Episode 6
      Court of the Kentish King.

      The team search for the lost Anglo-Saxon palace at Eastry. There are two possible sites: one which yields Anglo-Saxon brooches and another in the garden of one of oldest house's in Britain.
    • Hopton Castle, Shropshire
      Hopton Castle, Shropshire
      Season 17 - Episode 5
      The massacre in the cellar The team head to Shropshire to a castle that was one of the key battle grounds during the English Civil War. The castle itself was laid siege in 1644 by a force of Royalists who were trying to get to a small group of Parliamentarians taking refuge inside. The Team uncover evidence of three fierce battles and search for the final resting place of the massacred defenders.moreless
    • Oakamoor, Staffordshire
      Oakamoor, Staffordshire
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      A Medieval Blast Furnace.
    • Queenborough, Kent
      Queenborough, Kent
      Season 13 - Episode 8
      Castle in the Round.

      The Time Team try to unearth the secrets of Queenborough Castle in Kent, the last medieval castle to be built in England.
    • Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire
      Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire
      Season 17 - Episode 4
      In the halls of a Saxon King The team try to locate one of the rarest of archaeological sites, an Anglo Saxon royal complex. Aerial photos suggest this empty Oxfordshire field could have been the home of royalty over a thousand years ago, but is it ever that simple?
    • Goldcliff, Newport
      Goldcliff, Newport
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      Human Footprints on a Mesolithic Foreshore.
    • TT Special 55 Dorset Ridgeway

      Rediscovering Ancient Britain

      For thousands of years, nomadic tribes roamed freely across Britain. But by 5000 BC they were starting to settle down, and a landmark of the south west - the Dorset Ridgeway - became a magnet for thousands.

    • TT Special 45 The Real Vikings

      Three centuries of Viking occupation left an indelible print on the British Isles. Their legacy has shaped the Britain we live in today and the Vikings have had a huge influence on our culture; from the way we live to the words we use.

      The Vikings are notoriously known as fearsome, axe-wielding warriors who relished their reputation as bloodthirsty invaders, and the discovery of mutilated skeletons in this Time Team Special does little to alter this reputation. However, they were also successful global traders, technological pioneers and world-wide mariners.

      The Team report from excavations across the country, from Orkney to the south coast, but it is in Hungate, York that the biggest discoveries are made. This huge dig uncovers the thousand-year-old Viking remains of streets, houses and a trading centre.

    • Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire
      Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire
      Season 17 - Episode 10
      Death And Dominoes - The First Prisoner Of War Camp Tony Robinson and the archaeologists excavate the site of the world's first purpose-built prisoner of war camp, which was constructed to incarcerate 7,000 of Napoleon's troops in 1797 at Norman Cross in Cambridgeshire. The team is particularly interested in locating the cemetery, where more than 2,000 inmates were buried after dying from diseases contracted in the camp - and their search leads them to discover just how brutal prisoners' lives could be.moreless
    • Green Island, Dorset
      Green Island, Dorset
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      An Iron-Age Trading Centre.
    • Risehill, North Yorkshire
      Risehill, North Yorkshire
      Season 16 - Episode 5
      Blood, Sweat & Beers Tony Robinson and the team head to the Yorkshire Dales for an archaeological first as they investigate a settlement built by railway navvies, arguably the toughest and most lawless breed of the Victorian era. The team uncover the houses and workshops of the Risehill camp, built during the construction of the Settle to Carlisle railway, and discover the story of a resilient community who survived the harsh environment and poor working conditions to produce a monument that is still in use today.moreless
    • Cunetio, Wiltshire
      Cunetio, Wiltshire
      Season 17 - Episode 6
      Potted History The team journey to the heart of Wiltshire to investigate Cunetio, an entire lost Roman town. Over three days the Team is pushed to the limit by their most ambitious project to date and, of course, the weather.
    • Loch Migdale, Sutherland
      Loch Migdale, Sutherland
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      The Crannog in the Loch.
    • Portsmouth, Hampshire
      Portsmouth, Hampshire
      Season 17 - Episode 9
      Governor's Green The team head to Governor's Green in Portsmouth, where they search for the site of a 13th-century hospital founded by monks. Although part of the building still stands, the whereabouts of the rest of it remain shrouded in mystery - and initial evidence from the trenches makes the task even more confusing, leading to a clash between the diggers and the surveyors.moreless
    • Dinnington, South Yorkshire
      Dinnington, South Yorkshire
      Season 19 - Episode 13

      Time Team's Greatest Discoveries

      With over 250 amazing sites and tens of thousands of finds to draw on, it's hardly surprising the Team find it hard to decide which has been their greatest discovery.

      Revisiting digs that produced rare and fine jewellery, gold coins, huge and intricate mosaics - and some extraordinary archaeological fakery - Mick Aston, Phil Harding and Helen Geake defend and debate their choices for top honours. It's down to Tony Robinson to adjudicate.

    • Ipswich, Suffolk
      Ipswich, Suffolk
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      Back-Garden Archaeology: Revisiting a Roman Villa.
    • Litlington, Cambridgeshire
      Litlington, Cambridgeshire
      Season 17 - Episode 11
      There's a Villa here somewhere The team heads to the Cambridgeshire village of Litlington to search for the remains of what was rumoured to be one of Britain's biggest Roman villas. However, the initial digging site yields little useful evidence, forcing the archaeologists to ask for permission to excavate local residents' gardens, while a team of diggers tackles trees and undergrowth in a nearby copse.moreless
    • Bitterley, Shropshire
      Bitterley, Shropshire
      Season 19 - Episode 2

      A village affair.

      There's a problem in the chocolate-box village of Bitterley in Shropshire. The village's school and cottages cluster prettily around the green. But the village church and the manor house lie more than half a mile away, on the other side of a lumpy, bumpy empty field.

      The villagers, led by energetic community archaeology group leader June Buckard, have been exploring the field and believe that their village used to be much bigger, with the field full of houses and streets. They have called in Tony Robinson and the Team to see if they're right.

    • Castor, Cambridgeshire
      Castor, Cambridgeshire
      Season 18 - Episode 6
      Under the Gravestones Tony Robinson and the team embark on one of their most delicate missions to date, as they search for Roman artefacts beneath the graveyard of St Kyneburgha's Church in Castor, Cambridgeshire. With several reports of similar finds in and around the village, speculation mounts that they could find the remnants of a praetorium - a huge building that would have dominated the region's skyline during the period. However, as the experts start digging in other nearby locations, they discover that not all the evidence points to the same conclusion.moreless
    • TT Special 46 Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

      War of the Roses

      The Battle of Bosworth was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses. It was the beginning of the end of three decades of treason, rebellion and dynastic warfare. Against huge odds, Henry Tudor won the day to take the English Crown. It was a turning point in English history, the end of the Middle Ages and the savage beginnings of the country we recognise today. For five years, a team of archaeologists have been combing this blood-stained ground. What these archaeologists have found is changing the entire understanding, not just of this iconic battle, but the very nature of warfare at this time.

    • Groby, Leicestershire
      Groby, Leicestershire
      Season 18 - Episode 7
      The House of the White Queen Tony Robinson and the team head to Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire - formerly the home of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV - and discover a surprising array of archaeology beneath its gardens, including a medieval wall and possible evidence of a Norman castle. They are joined by author Philippa Gregory, who delves into the complex history of the Greys, the house's former owners and one of the most powerful dynasties in medieval Britain.moreless
    • Mont Orgueil, Jersey
      Mont Orgueil, Jersey
      Season 18 - Episode 8
      Castles and Cannons Tony Robinson and the experts travel across the Channel to Jersey, where they search for the origins of Mont Orgueil Castle, an imposing fortress constructed during the reign of King John. Their excavation is complicated by the fact that a newer castle was built on top of the old foundations in Tudor times - and the entire site is located on a rocky outcrop with sides so steep that they can only be scaled by mountaineers.moreless
    • Llancaiach Fawr, South Wales
      Llancaiach Fawr, South Wales
      Season 18 - Episode 9
      The Mystery of the Manor Moat The team and experts head to Llancaiach Fawr manor, near Caerphilly, South Wales, to investigate an ancient moat. The team's geophysicists feel the site should provide them with the ideal conditions to determine what the ditch was originally designed to guard - but the project soon becomes one of the most baffling investigations in the programme's history.moreless
    • Preston, Lancashire
      Preston, Lancashire
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      The Bombers in the Marsh
      On 29 November 1944, two Douglas A-26 Invader US bomber planes crashed into Warton Marsh, eight miles from Preston, in Lancashire. Both planes, along with a number of others, had left Warton Airbase in formation, en route to join forces in the preparations for the Battle of the Bulge, which took place from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. Only one minute off the runway and 1,000 feet into the air, the aircraft collided and came to rest in the marsh. All the crew died. Their bodies were recovered from the planes, but an investigation into the causes of the crash was inconclusive.moreless
    • TT Special 22 Normandy, France

      The Invasion Landings D-Day, Normandy.

    • TT Special 20 Loch Tay, Perthshire

      The Crannog In The Loch.

      In the summer of 2003, a small crew from Time Team spent eight weeks in the beautiful setting of Loch Tay, Perthshire, in Scotland.

      They were filming the ongoing underwater excavation of Oakbank crannog, an Iron-Age lake dwelling, which was first surveyed in 1979 and is the subject of a full-scale crannog reconstruction at the Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay.

    • TT Special 21 Ightham Mote, Kent

      The Ten Million Pound House

      A Time Team special on the restoration of Ightham Mote, a Grade 1 listed building in Kent.

    • Les Gellettes, Jersey
      Les Gellettes, Jersey
      Season 18 - Episode 4
      Hitler's Island Fortress Tony Robinson gets to choose a site for investigation for the first time in the programme's history - and decides to take the team to Jersey, home to a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Second World War. As the experts explore the area, they realise their site was part of a far larger and more complex settlement, and discover shocking facts about the islanders' suffering during wartime.moreless
    • TT Special 47 Mametz, Somme, France

      The Somme's Secret Weapon

      In the half-light of dawn, on the frontline of the Somme battlefield on 1 July 1916, a small metal nozzle pushed its way up through the ground in No Man's Land to point at the German front line.

      On the signal, a terrifying stream of burning oil shot out of the nozzle, drenching the German trenches in flaming diesel. The soldiers that didn't flee would have burned alive.

      It was the day the British army launched an all-out assault in northern France. Along the 16-mile front, tens of thousands of soldiers died and the only ground that the British forces captured was around the village of Mametz, where historian Peter Barton believes that a top-secret and terrible weapon, known as a Livens Flame Projector, was deployed.

      Although there are plans and secret war diaries, not one piece of this weapon exists in any museum in the world.

      Tony Robinson joins a unique dig near Mametz, delving into the past to find out whether or not this weapon really was deployed and, if so, whether it really worked in the way that was described. And, employing the skills of the Royal Engineers, a replica Livens Flame Projector fires up for one last, terrifying, time.

    • Derwentcote, County Durham
      Derwentcote, County Durham
      Season 18 - Episode 5
      The Furnace in the Forest Tony Robinson and the team travel to Derwentcote in Durham, where they explore the Industrial Revolution's impact on the region by digging through the undergrowth to search for old furnaces and forges. Their search is also helped by the diary of an 18th-century industrial spy, and records from the time help shed light on how the area's cottage industries gave way to the power of expanding cities such as Sheffield.moreless
    • TT Special 4 York, Yorkshire

      One thousand years of British history in three days

      The dig's archaeological highs and lows are crammed into just 60 minutes in York where the finds range from a Roman skeleton complete with hobnailed boots, a Viking's discarded leather shoe, and the pillars of a monastic hospital. But what does all the evidence show? Who were these people and how did they live?

    • Warburton, Cheshire
      Warburton, Cheshire
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      No Stone Unturned.

      Metal detectorists have made several discoveries in the fields outside Warburton. The finds suggest that this was once a busy Roman settlement.
    • TT Special 17 Gresham Street, London

      Hadrian's Well

      While digging a huge site in the middle of London, archaeologists uncovered two extraordinary Roman cisterns. At the bottom of each lay the remains of a complex mechanism for drawing water out from these five metre-deep containers.

      Tony, Mick and the Time Team are joining up with engineers, technologists and historians in an attempt to reconstruct one of these unique machines - and, in the process, discover how they worked and what they were for.

      Gradually the oak and iron components are pieced together, but whether the machine will actually work when all the parts are assembled is anyone's guess. The road to eventual success turns out to be quite a rocky one and, as the deadline looms ever nearer, it's not just the ropes that end up getting frayed...

    • TT Special 1 Much Wenlock, Shropshire

      As a curtain-raiser for the new (1998) series of Time Team, which started in January, Tony and the Team gathered to celebrate the festive season with a look back over the last five years and the archaeological odyssey that had taken them from prehistoric Oxfordshire to the dawning of modern age technology in Victorian Britain.

    • Llygadwy, Wales
      Llygadwy, Wales
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      The Celtic Spring.
    • Wemyss, Fife
      Wemyss, Fife
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      Picts and Hermits: Cave Dellers of Fife. Wemyss Caves, on the shore of the Firth of Forth, have been a famous landmark for centuries. Legend has it that they were occupied by the mysterious Picts who occupied north-east Scotland, to the north of Hadrian's wall; that they were home to medieval Christian hermits; and that they were used later by Jacobean nobles. Now the caves are under serious threat from erosion: the sea is already lapping at the cliff just below the cave linemoreless
    • Fetlar, Shetland
      Fetlar, Shetland
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      The Giant's Grave. After discovering pieces of Viking soapstone vessels in their vegetable patch, Nick and Lynn Boxall, owners of Fetlar General Stores, thought it might be worth calling in Time Team. As well as being attracted by the possibility of finding a Viking settlement, the Team was also intrigued by some of Fetlar's fascinating earthworks and rocky outcrops.moreless
    • Grace Dieu, Hampshire
      Grace Dieu, Hampshire
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      In search of Henry V's Flagship.
      Under the murky, fast-flowing waters of the River Hamble, in Hampshire, lies the skeleton of a great medieval warship. Experts believe it to be the Grace Dieu, Henry V's flagship, which was the biggest ship of its day. Indeed, no bigger ship was to be built for 200 years.moreless
    • Birmingham, West Midlands
      Birmingham, West Midlands
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Steam-powered Mint The team take on the challenge of locating Matthew Boulton's 18th century mint, which was the world's largest coin presser during the Industrial Revolution before being demolished in 1860. The three-day task is complicated by inaccurate maps, a petrol tank blocking the way and the inaccessibility of the site buried under houses and gardens.moreless
    • Buck Mill, Somerset
      Buck Mill, Somerset
      Season 18 - Episode 10
      Search for the Domesday Mill Horse owners Stephen and Stephanie Fry believe an 11th-century flour mill once stood on their land, and ask Tony Robinson and the experts to search for evidence. Mick Aston soon finds ample clues that suggest their theory is correct, including the remnants of mill streams used to power grindstones - but a problem arises when one of their finds does not fit in with the story.moreless
    • Purlieus Wood, Cambridgeshire
      Purlieus Wood, Cambridgeshire
      Season 17 - Episode 13

      Rooting for the Romans

      The team travel to Bedford Purlieus Wood in Cambridgeshire, where a set of Roman building foundations has been spotted poking through the forest floor. Aerial visualisations suggest the area was home to several structures - but the experts' attempts to find out more are hampered as the diggers struggle to get to grips with the cramped woodland environment.

    • Tregruk Castle, South Wales.
      Tregruk Castle, South Wales.
      Season 17 - Episode 7
      Something for the Weekend
      The team are invited to dig at one of the largest Medieval Castles in the British Isles. 700 years ago, the area was one of the most turbulent in Britain. The Welsh Marches, a militarized zone ruled over by the Marcher lords, powerful English Barons who built a network of impregnable castles to keep the Welsh natives in check.moreless
    • Northborough, Peterborough
      Northborough, Peterborough
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      A Neolithic Cathedral? Huge circular cropmarks, visible only from the air, mark the existence of some intriguing archaeological remains in a field near Peterborough, on the edge of the Fens. Archaeologists believe the two concentric circles are what they call a causewayed enclosure, dating from the Neolithic era.
    • High Ham, Somerset
      High Ham, Somerset
      Season 18 - Episode 3
      Romans on the Range The experts are given an opportunity to dig at an army firing range in High Ham, Somerset, as they investigate a set of mosaics first discovered 150 years ago. Initial searches suggest the remains of Roman villas could be located on the site, and the team begins to build up a picture of the highs and lows of life in Roman society - until the weather threatens to bring the excavation to a premature halt.moreless
    • TT Special 33 Prior Park, Bath

      Secrets of the Stately Garden.

      Tony Robinson spares us from having to leave the comfort of our sofa by taking a grand tour around some of Britain's finest stately gardens, where he visits extraordinary grottoes and fanciful follies, and uncovers sexy secrets concealed in apparently cal designs. He starts at Prior Park garden near Bath, where a two-year project is underway to reinstate Alexander Popes Wilderness and the 18thcentury Serpentine Lake and Cascade. But he also travels to the breathtaking Hadrians Garden near Rome, the inspiration for so much that we see in the traditional English garden

    • Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire
      Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      The Manor That's Back-To-Front.
      In around 1530, Henry's visit to the medieval manor prompted a major upgrade of the buildings. A 1585 inventory lists a whole range of rooms and buildings fit for a king. But many of these rooms seem to have disappeared and the surviving building simply isn't large enough to accommodate the king and his entourage, which would have numbered up to 1,000 people.moreless
    • Islip, Oxfordshire
      Islip, Oxfordshire
      Season 13 - Episode 10
      Birthplace of the Confessor.

      In Islip in Oxfordshire, the Team arrive to try and discover the birthplace of Edward the Confessor.
    • Govan, Glasgow
      Govan, Glasgow
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      8th Century Monastery The team face a fascinating conundrum that sends them spinning back into the dark ages of Scottish history. On the banks of the River Clyde, several intriguing stone sculptures have been discovered in the graveyard of the parish church.
    • Chiswick, London
      Chiswick, London
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      In Search of the Brigittine Abbey.

      The team are at Syon House in Chiswick, West London, one of the country's best-preserved stately homes. Few people know that in its grounds once stood a 16th-century abbey.
    • TT Special 31 Doggerland, North Sea

      Britain's Drowned World

      Until about 8,000 years ago Britain was part of the European continent. Then the ice melted, rivers flooded, seas rose and, hey presto, the land that joined us to France, Holland and Denmark disappeared under water. The excitable Tony Robinson and his team of eager archaeologists set about investigating the vast, flat landscape that's now under the North Sea and the English Channel. But it's one of the most difficult archaeological sites to work on. While the local fishermen regularly bring up ancient bones from the seabed, Robinson and co merely bring up their dinner. It's worth the discomfort though: vast mammoth bones, the jaw of a sabre-toothed cat, a lion's canine and sophisticated tools are among the treasures that enthusiasts have uncovered.

    • Skipsea, Humberside
      Skipsea, Humberside
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      Norman Neighbours. For years Time Team fan Frances Davies, of Skipsea, Humberside, has been collecting finds from the field outside her back door. They include Neolithic flint implements, Saxon remains and even the odd piece of Roman pot. But the best – and the most numerous – are medieval pottery finds dating from the time of the Norman Conquest.moreless
    • TT Special 48 Bamburgh, Northumberland

      Castle of the Saxon Kings

    • TT Special 34 Ainsbrook, Yorkshire

      Time Team reports on a prickly issue in the world of old artefacts whilst on a secret investigation into a possible Viking boat burial in Yorkshire. After metal detectorists make a major discovery of coins, silver and swords a small team of archaeologists set out to uncover the source of these remarkable objects.

    • St Mary's City, Maryland, USA
      St Mary's City, Maryland, USA
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Early English settlement An exciting trip for the Team sees them following in the footsteps of some of the first English settlers in America. They travel to the historic landing site of St Mary's City, Maryland, where they join American experts to unearth some important finds and challenge some of their original theories.moreless
    • Bath, Somerset
      Bath, Somerset
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      Death in a Crescent. The beautiful city of Bath, in Somerset, is well known for its history and fine architecture, symbolised by the stunning Roman baths complex that used the natural hot springs on which the city's prosperity was founded. On the northern edge of the modern city centre, meanwhile, stands the glorious Royal Crescent – one of the most prestigious addresses in the West Country.moreless
    • Warboys, Cambridgeshire
      Warboys, Cambridgeshire
      Season 16 - Episode 11
      Beacon of the Fens Tony Robinson and the team brave the elements in East Anglia to investigate a mysterious site that may have been a spiritual centre for thousands of years. Chapel Hill, set in the windswept expanse of the Fens, is one of the smallest hills in the country and continues to baffle archaeologists. As the dig begins and finds are uncovered, the site's history is slowly revealed.moreless
    • The Big Royal Dig
      Time Team will attempt to learn more about the origins of three royal residences during special digs held to mark the Queen's 80th birthday. For this live event, the Time Team will be excavating at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh during the coming bank holiday weekend to explore the history of the buildings.moreless
    • Ffrith, Flintshire
      Ffrith, Flintshire
      Season 13 - Episode 11
      Early bath.

      In the village of Ffrith in Flintshire, there is plenty of evidence of Roman occupation. Walls and a huge number of Roman finds have been found since 1585 through chance and organised digs.

      The Team descend on the back gardens of the village to try and discover exactly what lies beneath the surface of this north Wales village.moreless
    • Nassington, Northamptonshire
      Nassington, Northamptonshire
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      King Cnut's Manor.
    • TT Special 28 Shoreditch, London

      Buried by the Blitz

    • Looe, Cornwall
      Looe, Cornwall
      Season 16 - Episode 9
      Hermit Harbour The team descend on a tiny Cornish island that legend says was once visited by Jesus Christ. With such a claim to fame, the tiny chapel on Looe Island became a magnet for medieval pilgrims and many perished on the short but treacherous crossing from the mainland. In a dig frustrated by rising rides and the discovery of mystery burials, archaeologists piece together evidence of one of Britain's earliest Christian sites.moreless
    • TT Special 51 Southampton, Hampshire

      The Way we Lived

      Tony Robinson and Mick Aston dig out the best bits of over 200 Time Team episodes to tell the story of how our domestic lives have changed over 10 millennia.

    • Colworth, Bedfordshire
      Colworth, Bedfordshire
      Season 16 - Episode 8
      Mystery of the Ice Cream Villa Tony Robinson and the Team are invited to investigate a Bedfordshire field by a keen group of amateur archaeologists who also just happen to be some of the country's leading experts in the science of ice cream! Over the years, in the spare minutes between testing wafers, cornets and vanilla flavours, they've found countless pieces of Roman pottery, coins and building material. The field is thought to have once been home to a grand Roman villa. However the dig proves to be a tough one, with the trench failing to deliver the evidence that everyone was expecting.moreless
    • TT Special 53 Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

      Searching for Shakespeare's House.

      Tony and the Team join a group of archaeologists as they dig the site of William Shakespeare's house, New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon.

      There's little of it above ground now, but records show it was Tudor Stratford's biggest private home, with up to 20 rooms and a dozen servants. However, in 1702, New Place was demolished to make way for a grand Georgian pile.

      That Georgian house sat right on the street, so for the last hundred years or more, it's been assumed that it was also the site of New Place. But a recently discovered document casts doubt on that theory.

    • Clipstone, Nottinghamshire

      King John's Lost Palace

      Tony and the Team don their hunting green, pick up their bows and arrows and head for the fringes of Sherwood Forest, where residents of Clipstone village in Nottinghamshire believe some impressive ruins in a farmer's field may have played a part in the ancient tales of Robin Hood and Bad King John.

    • TT Special 49 London, England

      Looking Underground

      Tony Robinson and geophys boffin John Gater look back over 200 digs at the extraordinary achievements of cutting-edge geophysics technology, which has uncovered lost Roman villas, tombs, temples and ancient monuments, as well as a host of old broken tractor bits and enigmatic ditches.

    • TT Special 50 Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk

      Boudica's Lost Tribe

      Boudica is revered as one of the greatest female warriors in history. Tony Robinson traces her story and follows a major excavation in Norfolk that may hold the key to uncovering what happened to Boudica's tribe after they were defeated by the Roman army.

      Boudica's tribe, the Iceni, used to make exquisite torcs: jewellery that required metalworking skills more advanced than anywhere else in the world; and they left behind some of the greatest treasures of prehistory.

      When the Romans threatened their way of life, the tribe dared to take on the full might of the Roman Empire. But the tribe's revolt failed and as Boudica disappeared from history so did the Iceni.

    • Newmarket, Suffolk.
      Newmarket, Suffolk.
      Season 19 - Episode 4

      The first King of racing.

      Tony and the Team visit Newmarket, the birthplace of horseracing, in search of the earliest archaeological traces of the sport of kings. They dig in the heart of the historic town, in search of the remains of King Charles II's racing stables - arguably the world's first stables dedicated for racing.

      It's the last chance to work here, as construction is about to begin on a multi-million-pound National Horseracing Museum.

      From the start of the dig, the challenge for the Team is to find evidence that will enable them to distinguish a racing stable from an 'ordinary' royal stable block. The pressure's on for team leader Jackie McKinley to deliver the key small find or insight. With a thick layer of concrete lying over the site, it's not an easy task.

    • Beadnell, Northumbria
      Beadnell, Northumbria
      Season 19 - Episode 5

      Chapel of secrets.

      Tony leads the Team to the village of Beadnell on a beautiful stretch of the Northumbrian coast, to explore an unusual promontory, from which mysterious fragments of human bone have emerged over recent years.

      Legend ties the site to local seventh-century Saint Ebbe, and it's widely believed that a 13th-century chapel stood here. But could there also be the remains of an earlier structure on the site, perhaps dating to the time of St Ebbe herself? Or are the earthworks on the promontory an indication of Viking or even Iron Age inhabitants?

      The only way to find out is by putting spades into the earth, but, before long, the Team are stumbling onto confusing signs of Second World War defences. And then, shockingly, they find skeletons of babies in the trenches. It's a sobering discovery, and one that raises more questions than it answers.

    • TT Special 52 Isle of Dogs, London

      Brunel's last launch.

      Nowadays, London's East End is synonymous with the 2012 Olympic Games. Cutting-edge engineering and design have transformed the Olympic Park. But 150 years ago, the world was watching for a very different reason, although the spectacle on display was as high-tech as anything on offer today.

      The East End was once home to the most advanced shipbuilding industry - and best workers and shipyards - in the world.

      A century and a half ago, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Britain's most famous engineer, was about to launch a ship five times bigger than any that had ever been built before, the most revolutionary vessel the world had ever seen: the SS Great Eastern.

    • Earls Colne, Essex
      Earls Colne, Essex
      Season 19 - Episode 7

      The only Earl is Essex.

      Property magnate Paul Whight has two very expensive hobbies. He collects and drives classic racing cars, which he keeps in the grounds of his second obsession - his beautiful stately home and garden in Essex.

      Paul is so keen to know everything he can about the history of his home that he's rashly invited Tony Robinson and Time Team in to do their worst.

      The site used to be owned by one of the nation's foremost families, the De Veres, who were better known as the Earls of Oxford.

      In the twelfth century they founded a grand priory somewhere on this site, and centuries later they may well have built themselves a fine country house.

      What's more, the most famous and dissolute Earl of Oxford - who some believe wrote Shakespeare's plays - might even be buried here.

    • TT Special 54 Hammerwich, Staffordshire

      Secrets of the Saxon gold.

      In July 2009, amateur metal detectorist Terry Herbert found an Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard worth over £3 million in a Staffordshire field. Now, with the initial phase of the post-excavation process nearing completion, archaeologists are beginning to unlock the secrets of the hoard.

      After further digging and carefully unpicking the jumble of finds, experts from Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent Museums have realised there were over 3500 objects buried in this small area with the gold alone weighing 11 pounds.

    • Caerleon, Newport
      Caerleon, Newport
      Season 19 - Episode 9

      Rome's wild west

      The Roman legionary fort of Caerleon in South Wales is one of the most famous and best preserved Roman sites in Britain.

      It stood on the edge of the Roman Empire, but its huge amphitheatre and immense baths, and the scale of its ruined walls, are all testament to its power and importance.

      But just outside the fort, archaeologists have discovered signs of yet another huge structure leading from the fort down to the river. It seems to be a vast courtyard surrounded by stone buildings and with a mysterious square structure standing in the centre.

    • Kenfig, Bridgend
      Kenfig, Bridgend
      Season 19 - Episode 8

      Secrets of the dunes.

      Eight hundred years ago the people of Kenfig on the south coast of Wales thought they had built the perfect town, nestled round a harbour with easy access to the sea and a sheltered position.

      The town appears to have been a thriving commercial success but then it vanished, leaving just a few castle walls to mark its existence.

      Extraordinarily, the ruins of the complete town are believed to still lie buried under the immense sand dunes that have covered the whole site since a series of violent storms lashed the coast over 500 years ago.

      But even before the storms made life untenable in Kenfig, it seems that the Welsh locals weren't too keen on its Angle-Norman settlers. There are records of a series of attacks from early in the town's life.

    • Clipstone, Nottinghamshire

      King John's Lost Palace

      The team heards for the fringes of Sherwood Forest, where residents of Clipstone village in Nottinghamshire believe some impressive ruins in a farmer's field may have played a part in the ancient tales of Robin Hood and Bad King John.

    • Swansea, Wales
      Swansea, Wales
      Season 19 - Episode 6

      A copper bottomed dig.

      Two hundred years ago, Swansea was one of the wealthiest cities in the country, if not the world. The source of those riches was neither the coal nor the steel recently associated with the area, but copper.

      The Welsh port city once led the world in copper smelting, but today there's almost nothing to be seen of this unique heritage. So Tony Robinson and the Team investigate one of the very first copper works, White Rock.

      Records show that its Great Workhouse housed as many as 20 furnaces, right by the River Tawe, and also that copper production once devastated this landscape, leeching deadly toxins into the ground and sending countless workers to an early grave.

      The poisonous fumes blighted the landscape, and the valley was described as akin to Dante's Inferno, with smoke, noise and pollution. It's a complete contrast to what can be seen there today.

    • Crewkerne, Somerset
      Crewkerne, Somerset
      Season 19 - Episode 10

      How to lose a castle.

      For generations a family of Somerset farmers have been wondering if there was ever actually a castle on top of the hill they call Castle Hill.

      Records show there was a Norman castle in the area, but they are not clear about exactly where and there are several likely locations.

      The only answer is for Tony and the Team to dig - once all the kit has been hauled up the steep slopes.

      The geophysics looks exciting, throwing up almost immediately what looks like the outline of a perfect castle keep. But as the three days progress everything is far from clear.

    • Lincoln's inn, London
      Lincoln's inn, London
      Season 16 - Episode 10
      Called to the Bar Forsaking the usual attractions of a muddy field, Tony Robinson and the Team don their wigs and best suits in the hope of blending in with the posh surroundings of Lincoln's Inn in London. Amidst the grand buildings that make up one of the world's oldest and most distinguished law societies, they have been asked to discover the remains of a 13th-century palace that belonged to Henry III's Lord Chancellor.moreless
    • The Big Roman Dig
      From 26th June to 16th July Time Team are to do their most ambitious exploration of Roman Britain. It won't be one fort, villa or city, but the whole country.
    • TT Special 42 Dover Castle

      Since it was built by Henry II in 1180, Dover Castle has towered over Kent's iconic White Cliffs defending our shores. The truth, however, is, that the castle was initially built as a calling card for the newly formed British nation rather than a defensive fort. For 12th Century standards, the castle was a grand extravagance, furnished with opulent tapestries and fittings.

    • Syndale, Kent
      Syndale, Kent
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      The Roman Fort That Wasn't There.
    • Roxburgh, Scottish Borders
      Roxburgh, Scottish Borders
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      The Lost City of Roxburgh.
    • TT Special 18 The hole story, Leicestershire

      Over the summer of 2003 Channel 4 ran the Time Team Big Dig. With over 10,000 participants all over the country excavating test pits each one metre square by fifty centimetres deep, and there were lots of great stories.

      Most of these pits were in private gardens and the project stirred up controversies about approaches to public archaeology. Find out what went on over the summer at some of the digs featured in this Christmas Special.

    • TT Special 8 Time Team Behind the Scenes

      This special programme looked behind the scenes at some of the things that you don't usually see in the Time Team programmes.

    • Knockdhu, County Antrim
      Knockdhu, County Antrim
      Season 16 - Episode 3
      Heroes' Hill Time Team brave the harsh conditions of fierce winds, strong rain and getting lost in thick fog to reveal the secrets of one of the biggest man-made monuments at Knockdhu in the County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The headland at Knockdhu on the County Antrim coast offers breathtaking views - on a clear day you can see Scotland - and also one of the most testing digs Time Team have ever undertaken. Working together with archaeologists from Queens University in Belfast, Tony Robinson and the team excavate the ditches and banks used by prehistoric tribes to defend the remote hillside site. After three days of work, the pieces begin to fall into place and reveal the work of a sophisticated society.moreless
    • Scargill Castle, County Durham.
      Scargill Castle, County Durham.
      Season 16 - Episode 2
      The Wedding Present Tony Robinson and the team investigate a very unusual wedding present, Scargill Castle in Durham. When two archaeologists married, groom Neil Hammond gave his bride Caroline a ruined castle as a wedding present. However, the castle was reputed to have been a medieval stronghold in a violent era of battles between English and Scottish kings. The team spend three days exploring the history and layout of the site in order to paint a true picture of what the castle looked like in its prime.moreless
    • TT Special 43 Royal Hospital, Haslar, Gosport

      Nelson's Hospital

      In the 18th century the Royal Navy was the most successful fighting force in the world. To maintain this status it desperately needed better ways of looking after its sick and wounded, so in 1746 it decided to build the best hospital the country had ever seen, near the Portsmouth dockyard at Haslar. Between 1757 and 1826, thousands of seamen and marines of the Royal Navy are believed to have been buried in a Navy-designed cemetery in a field beside the hospital. Exactly how and where they were buried is not known and, as part of the closure programme, the cemetery has to be excavated, to find out where the burials are and how many there might be.

    • TT Special 44 Westminster Abbey, London

      The Secrets Of Westminster Abbey

      Tony and the Team go behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey to explore the story of the Cosmati pavement: the mosaic floor being uncovered for the first time in 100 years. Also known as 'The House of Kings', Westminster Abbey has stood at the heart of the nation for nearly 1,000 years, surviving the Civil War and Reformation. While visitors marvel at the royal paraphernalia and the majesty of the architecture, it remains at the core of the Establishment, and still plays host to the Coronation. For a century, the Cosmati pavement - a huge, mystical mosaic floor in front of the altar at the centre of which the Coronation Chair is placed - has been covered by carpet. Now Time Team cameras are allowed unprecedented access behind the scenes at the Abbey as this extraordinary piece of living history is revealed. As well as exploring the story of the Cosmati pavement, the Team also have access to a night-time search under the floors for lost tombs and graves, a shrine that still attracts pilgrims after 800 years and the 1,000-year-old faked documents that gave the Abbey the right to host the Coronation in the first place.

    • TT Special 19 Sheffield, Yorkshire

      Sheffield, Steel City

      The team followed ARCUS, the Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield, on some of its excavations into Sheffield's industrial past.

      Early death, deadly machinery and the worst man-made disaster in British history were revealed as Time Team documented the work of the archaeologists who have spent more than six years digging through the remains of a city that was once the biggest producer of steel in the world.

    • Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
      Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
      Season 16 - Episode 6
      Buried Bishops and Belfries Tony Robinson and the team have a prized opportunity to dig in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral, and in three days reveal the long lost bell tower, plus evidence of those who built the church. The discovery of bones in an area that once housed the Cathedral's most powerful bishop pushes the team's investigative powers to the limit, with further finds resulting in the team having to re-write the building's history at the conclusion of their dig.moreless
    • TT Special 35 Windsor, Berkshire

      The Real Knights Of The Round Table

      Under the Queen's private lawn at Windsor Castle lie the foundations of one of the most enigmatic - and significant - buildings in English history: the Round Table. The building was lost until Time Team excavated its remains and proved its existence. But finding the building was just the beginning of the story. Built by Edward III on the grounds of what is now the Queen's private lawn at Windsor Castle, the huge building stood for only half a century, yet was a stepping stone in Edward III's success. Robinson embarks on a journey of discovery that takes him back into the heart of medieval chivalry.

    • Blythburgh, Suffolk
      Blythburgh, Suffolk
      Season 16 - Episode 13
      Skeleton's in the Shed

      Tony Robinson and the team investigate a back garden in Blythburgh, Suffolk, where a cupboard full of human skulls was discovered in the potting shed. The archaeologists believe the site could yield the remains of a medieval priory and the body of a Saxon warrior king killed on the nearby marshes. However, the buildings fail to materialise and burials are uncovered in strange locations.moreless
    • Ulnaby, County Durham
      Ulnaby, County Durham
      Season 16 - Episode 12
      The Hollow Way The distinctive grass-covered remains of the deserted medieval village of Ulnaby are a landmark in the Durham countryside. And although they've been photographed, surveyed and written about, they've never been dug. But now Tony Robinson and the Team have been invited to physically unearth the secrets of one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Britain.moreless
    • Caerwent, South Wales
      Caerwent, South Wales
      Season 16 - Episode 4
      Toga Town Tony Robinson and the team head to the small village of Caerwent in Wales, one of the country's best preserved Roman sites. The archaeologists excavate a prime location that has previously been untouched, revealing a whole host of finds including a maze of walls and a villa.
    • TT Special 6 Liverpool, Merseyside

      The Lost Dock Of Liverpool

      As the new European Capital of Culture rockets toward a new future, Tony and the team are given access to the largest dig in the programme's history as they scour the 42-acre site of the Paradise project in Liverpool to unearth its secrets. Interestingly, they discover that a similar state of redevelopment existed 300 years ago as the small seven-street town on a muddy pool was transformed from an industrial backwater into a world-port catapulting itself onto the international trading stage. Whilst excavating within the new buildings sites around the Pier Head, the team takes a look at the city's maritime history. Reinvention and regeneration have created a mammoth building site, the trenches of which become the team's playground for unearthing clues to Liverpool's past.

    • Time Team Digs: Norman Conquest
      1066 and Beyond Everyone thinks of the Battle of Hastings and 1066 when they think of the Normans and the medieval era. Time Team has investigated dozens of medieval sites over the years, providing a unique opportunity to assess whether the Norman invasion was a cataclysm or a continuation of what was already happening in these islands.moreless
    • TT Special 29 Buckingham Palace, London

      The Big Royal Dig.

      A special edition of the archaeology programme to mark The Queen's 80th birthday. Tony Robinson and his team of historians are granted exclusive access to investigate three royal sites - Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

    • TT Special 40 Henry VIII's Lost Palaces

      Special edition of the archaeological series to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne. By the end of his reign, Henry had no fewer than 55 buildings to his name, many of which he had designed, built or renovated himself. Tony Robinson and the team revisit some of his greatest works and delve into the personal life of the notorious monarch

    • TT Special 39 Polgardi, Hungary

      The Mystery of the Roman Treasure

      The Sevso treasure comprises of 14 fabulous Roman silver vessels, considered to be one of the most important and beautiful collections of ancient silver ever discovered. Yet instead of being the star attraction at a major museum, the treasure is believed to be currently languishing out of public view in the basement of a London auction-house. Tony Robinson untangles the complex tale traces the history of the Sevso treasure, a controversial Roman artefact comprised of 14 silver vessels, and believed to have been a part of the illicit antique trade.

    • TT Special 37 Andover, Hampshire

      Swords, Skulls And Strongholds

      The Iron Age is the period of about 800 years before the Romans arrived to turn this nation of disparate tribes into a single state. No writing survives from the time; the only accounts were written by the conquering Romans. It was a crucial yet mysterious period of British history.

    • Time Team's Guide to Burial
      Time Team's Guide to Burial
      Season 19 - Episode 12

      Tony Robinson investigates how burial customs have changed and evolved over thousands of years of British history.