Time Team - Season 14

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


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Episode Guide

  • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
    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
  • Poulton, Cheshire
    Poulton, Cheshire
    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
  • Godstone, Surrey
    Godstone, Surrey
    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?
  • Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire
    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
  • Dotton, Devon
    Dotton, Devon
    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
  • Warburton, Cheshire
    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.
  • Wicken, Northamptonshire
    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.
  • Stilton, Cambridgeshire
    A Port and Stilton.

    The discovery of an almost complete Roman cheese press, along with countless other Roman finds leads Time Team to Cambridgeshire.
  • Sandgate, Kent
    Sandgate, Kent
    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.

  • Amlwch, Anglesey
    Amlwch, Anglesey
    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.

  • Hooke Court, Dorset
    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.
  • Blacklands, Somerset
    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.
  • Santon, Isle of Man
    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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.