Time Team

Wednesday, September 9 on M4

This Time Team Special tells the best-kept secret of the last year of World War I: the story of a war waged underground. Tony Robinson joins an unprecedented archaeological expedition in Belgium in search of a perfectly preserved bunker, or dugout, called the Vampir.

Monday 13 April at 7:30pm on C4

Tony Robinson and the Team mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. In a spectacular and sumptuous film, they discover Henry the architect, designer, sportsman, devout Churchman and European statesman, far from his bad-tempered, murderous and overweight image. He was the most prolific, and probably the most demanding and talented, palace builder in the history of this nation. As Tony tracks the progress of Henry’s great building works, so the story of the man’s life comes into focus: his loves and losses, fears and faith.

Saturday 31 January 2009 11:00pm on M4

Augustus Pugin designed the Houses of Parliament, cathedrals, churches and grand country houses and his mid-19th-century ideas about what ordinary houses should look like are still influential today. Tony Robinson, with the help of experts like Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, discovers how Pugin changed the face of the country.

Sunday 4 January at 5:40pm on C4

Tony Robinson leads his troop of archaeologists and experts into battle for their 16th series. This first of 13 new episodes – over which the team increase their tally to digging 175 sites across the country – starts the series on a high. For the last 15 years, finding even one Roman temple has eluded the team. But in a field in Hertfordshire, near the old Roman Road of Watling Street, digging is immediately promising: there are walls, Roman bricks and tiles, and the first shape in the ground looks temple-like. But that proves to be just the beginning…

Friday 26 December at 7:00pm on C4

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 the treasure is believed to be currently languishing out of public view in the basement of a London auction-house. Many senior figures in the cultural world, claim the treasure is the result of the trade in illicit antiquities. In this unusual Time Team special Tony Robinson untangles the complex tale of looting, alleged murder and high-level corruption as he gets a glimpse of the scale of this billion-pound worldwide trade.

Saturday 22 November at 9:10pm on More4

This Time Team Special tells the best-kept secret of the last year of World War I: the story of a war waged underground. Tony Robinson joins an unprecedented archaeological expedition in search of a perfectly preserved bunker, or dugout, called the Vampir.

Monday 25 August 2008

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. It was a crucial yet mysterious period of British history. Tony Robinson with Francis Pryor and Phil Harding present new insights into a previously lost past.

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