Tony: 800 years ago the people of Kenfig built what they thought was the perfect town, right here on the coast. It was a thriving commercial success - and then it vanished. Today we think the town lies somewhere buried under these immense sand-dunes. Over the next three days, we want to find out how big it was, what it looked like and how the people here fought to survive.
So will we end up with a medieval Pompeii or will we just be digging a load of sand? Might find a sandcastle!
Tony: Kenfig was something of a Wild West town, built slap bang on the frontier dividing Norman England from medieval Wales it was attacked and burned again, and again.
Francis: It would be so embarrassing if that turned out to be some geo-magnetic anomaly of some kind, you know?
John: It is a geo-magnetic anomaly.
Tony: It just happened to be called…a house.
International Air Dates:
Australia: 12 June 2012
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