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It appears that John Gater, the chief Geophysicist is a vegetarian, as he queries the content of a sandwich, hoping it has no meat in it.
The reconstruction armourer is referred to only as 'Master M'. The Master being his title as an accredited armourer, and the M in some way related to his first name Emrys. His family name is never revealed.
Carenza Lewis was pregnant with her third child during the filming of this episode.
During the course of the episode Phil Harding managed to sneak a chocolate bar into Jim's cell whilst the turnkey was busy elsewhere.
The legs Phil discovered in the orchard trench ended up belonging to a dog.
RCAHMS is the abbreviation for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Phil Harding rode a horse for the first time in his life during the filming of this episode.
John Taylor's 40-mile journey stood as the world-record distance travelled in a paper boat until Tim FitzHigham broke it for Comic Relief in 2003.
Phil had a sample of his DNA taken, and Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford Ancestors came along to explain what it revealed. On his mother's side, Phil was found to be the descendant of a woman who lived 20,000 years ago in the Dordogne. These people moved north following the herds of big game, and Bryan Sykes told Phil that his maternal ancestors may well have been among the first people to come to Britain after the last ice age. On his father's side, his ancestry is part of what Bryan described as the 'Celtic bedrock' that makes up perhaps four fifths of the genetic inheritance of the British Isles.
The 1996 Treasures Act is an Act of Parliament designed to deal with finds of treasure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; it does not apply in Scotland. It legally obliges finders of objects which constitute a legally defined term of treasure to report their find to their local coroner within fourteen days. In regard to coins, like those discovered in this episode. A hoard is defined as two or more coins, as long as they are at least 300 years old when found. If they contain less than 10% gold or silver there must be at least 10 in the hoard for it to qualify.
The Team presented 'Dr' Phil Harding with a tankard to celebrate his honorary doctorate from Southampton University awarded on July 24th 2008.
This is the 200th regular episode of Time Team.
In keeping with the German Occupation theme of this episode the font used in all the graphics was Fraktur, the classic 'gothic' German script.
This is the first episode to feature Alex Langlands & Mary-Ann Ochota.
The closing credits were over-sung by members of the Swansea Male Choir.