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Dr Alice Roberts visits archaeological excavations around the UK, linking together the results of digs and investigations the length and breadth of the country to build up a picture of the year in British archaeology. Digging for Britain is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on August 19, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.3.

Digging for Britain is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Digging for Britain on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime online.

Acorn TV
4 Seasons, 15 Episodes
August 19, 2010
8.3/10
Cast: Alice Roberts
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Digging for Britain Full Episode Guide

  • In Scotland, a metal detectorist discovers a Viking hoard: arm rings, gold ingots, brooches, and a large Christian cross. But as Roberts explains, sometimes discoveries are made when least expected, such as when a new housing development unearths a graveyard of Iron Age warriors whose tribe may have

  • In Scotland, a metal detectorist discovers a Viking hoard: arm rings, gold ingots, brooches, and a large Christian cross. But as Roberts explains, sometimes discoveries are made when least expected, such as when a new housing development unearths a graveyard of Iron Age warriors whose tribe may have traveled from continental Europe to settle in Yorkshire.

  • Traveling to the east of Britain, Roberts highlights the most exciting recent finds. In the Thames Estuary, divers battle the elements to solve a maritime mystery dating from the 1600s. Back on land, a team of archaeologists uncover a mass grave in the British capital, and an amateur metal-detectorist discovers how desperate the Anglo-Saxons were to make the Vikings go away.

  • Roberts pieces together the archaeological evidence to better understand Stonehenge's mysterious rituals, a pagan Celtic tribe's bizarre animal sacrifices to their gods, and the secrets of a site that contained Britain's earliest human remains.

  • A dig in Yorkshire reveals why a Tudor-era aristocrat's feasting hall was so quickly abandoned, while a 5,000-year-old stone temple in the Orkneys keeps its secrets.

  • At Barrowclump, Ipplepen, and other wonderfully named sites in the west of Britain, Roberts and Williams examine a Bronze Age burial site with dozens of Anglo-Saxon warriors, find out about the lives and deaths of lepers in one of the country's first hospitals, and visit a dig that is literally pushing the boundaries of Roman Britain.

  • Roberts and Williams visit a site in Cambridgeshire known as the Pompeii of the Bronze Age to get a unique glimpse of life 3,000 years ago. Elsewhere they find links to two great historical figures: Queen Boudicca, who destroyed the Roman town of Colchester, and the emperor Nero.