Digging for Britain

Editor Tom Deverell

‘East’ episode: Wednesday 29th Nov at 9pm


Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year’s most exciting archaeological finds from the east of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, filmed by the archaeologists themselves.

The biggest collection of Roman writing tablets in Britain are unearthed, giving insight into what Roman London was really like. Off the coast of Kent, the team dive into the English Channel to complete the biggest marine excavation since the Mary Rose – an 18th-century East India Company ship, packed with silver. Also in Kent, they are on the detective trail to find the very first evidence of Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain – an ancient fort scattered with human skulls and weapons.

Wednesday’s episode edited by Tom Deverell.

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