Digging For Britain's Secrets

2018
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Season 4 Episode 4 - Ireland's Treasures Uncovered

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of the iconic Irish artefacts that have helped to shape and create modern Ireland, both North and South. This episode reveals the surprising tales behind treasures such as the Tara Broach, the Broighter Hoard, and the Waterford Charter Roll, revealing new stories behind the artefacts that we thought we already knew. It also reveals the most recent astounding finds that are adding to the list of Ireland's Treasures.
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Season 4 Episode 3 - North

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A team of archaeologists discover clues to Scotland's first kingdoms, metal detectorists unearth a hoard if Viking treasure and a new housing development reveals a graveyard of Iron Age warriors.
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Season 4 Episode 2 - East

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In this episode, the team unearths a mass grave, divers search the Thames for clues to a 17th century tragedy and a metal dectectorist makes the find of a lifetime.
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Season 4 Episode 1 - West

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Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams present the year's most outstanding archaeology. At the Salisbury Museum, archaeologists take a look at Marden Henge, the communal sweat lodges and feasting remains that illuminate the lost rituals of Stonehenge. The Durotriges are a glimpse into the bizarre animal sacrifice rituals offered to their gods by a mysterious Celtic tribe of the first century BC. And they take a look at Trellech, a lost Welch city discovered seven centuries afte...
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Season 3 Episode 3 - North

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Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology from the north of Britain. They visit a 5000 year old stone temple in the heart if the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, and watch the unearthing of a Roman alter dedicated to Jupiter.
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Season 3 Episode 2 - West

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In the west of Britain, Professor Alice Roberts and a team of archaeologists are in the Dorset Country Museum to look at the new finds. Sites include Barrowclump, a Bronze Age burial site that holds dozens of Anglo-Saxon warrior graves; Winchester, one of the UK's earliest hospitals, revealing insights into the lives and deaths of lepers; a Bronze Age hoard that reveals the secrets of childhood thousands of years ago; and a huge Roman settlement in an area where the Romans weren't thought to ha...
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Season 3 Episode 1 - East

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Professor Alice Roberts returns to take a fresh approach to archaeology on screen, getting out into the field to show viewers the unique excitement of unearthing revelatory new artefacts. In this episode, archaeologists are in the Norwich Castle Museum to look at the new finds, including the Pompeii of the Bronze Age, burial rituals that reveal the secrets of Anglo-Saxon childbirth, and the final days of the 16th-century Tudor complex.
Episodes 2017
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Season 2 Episode 4 - Ice And Stone

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In the final episode, Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of our elusive Stone Age ancestors. Along the way she visits the Channel island of Jersey where she meets a team of archaeologists hoping to shed new light on the much maligned Neanderthals, and embarks on a kayak survey of the coastline looking for undiscovered sites hidden in the cliffs. At the Natural history museum, Alice comes face to face with the dark side of our Ice Age ancestors’ lives – she sees evidence of cannibalism and the ritu...
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July 22, 2017

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Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Ages of Bronze and Iron to discover what kind of a place Britain was before the Romans invaded. With no written history, only archaeology can provide the clues. Alice uncovers a world that is complex, sophisticated and pretty strange.
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July 15, 2017

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Dr Alice Roberts travels back to the Viking Age in Britain and visits excavations that are revealing a different side to these seafaring pirates from Scandinavia. She looks for signs of the earliest Viking settlers in the Outer Hebrides and in Orkney, where Viking dominance outlasted anywhere else in Britain. She visits the excavation of a Viking chief's citadel and finds evidence of their way-of-life. There's an extraordinary collection of silver and gold that demonstrates the furthest reaches...
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