Sometimes watch reruns of this in the morning on Yesterday free view channel. Hit and miss. No doubting Tony Robinson's infectious presenting, you get the idea he really is into it. The more modern digs are always decent, but others, especially today yield next to nothing. I can't get excited over fragments of pottery from 13AD, BUT the recent WW1 Machine Gun Corps was good. I recall seeing a D-Day special where they located a bunker, again, great viewing. Episodes are random from different series, so Tony might age 15 years between two episodes. Today he was grey and balding, but Friday, he was evergreen with a full barnet whilst they tried to locate a couple of WW2 bombers from a marsh. The two main archaeologists could do with a haircut as well. Ran its course and had its fan base, but I'd liked to have seen more digs in Europe, you can only do so much in Britain over 20 years.
I find this show fascinating if you ask me! I would get excited over fragments or how they uncover some lost room 2 metres in some soil. I am amazed that they've put this show together and I like how they have that country feel to it. When I think about Archaeology, I often think of scenes of how workers have to endure a sandstorm in Egypt or some deadly cliff somewhere in South America to describe hard work, so I am glad this show presents it in a way that feels more approachable.
There was one from quite a few years back on recently about the Old Dock in Liverpool which looked very good. I saved it to watch sometime. The Dock is now opened to the public but this looked like a good exploration of the archaeology of the place.
Post by thecraftyleek on Jul 10, 2018 22:39:11 GMT
I miss Time Team being on full time. It made archaeology trendy again and in many cases, they did digs which should be publicly funded in my humble historical opInion. There’s a great one done at Harold’s field near Portskewett in Wales, close to where I’m from. They were in search of Harold Godwinson’s Hunting Lodge. They found no evidence of it, but subsequently uncovered a Roman port that nobody knew about beforehand.
Great one today, a WW1 flame-thrower from the Somme.
I've seen that before. Such a mental weapon. I love flamethrowers.. I've been trying to convince my friend Joe to make me one. Not for killing holiday makers. Just for a doss. He keeps chickening out though, thinking we're both gunna end up in the severe burns unit at Derriford Hospital.