Britain's Biggest Dig

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Britain's Biggest Dig

How working-class Victorians made Birmingham one of the most important industrial cities on the planet, why some skeletons have mysterious cut marks on them, and the rise of the real Peaky Blinders.

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Series 1
Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Yasmin Khan dig deeper through the excavations at St James’s burial ground on the hunt for the lost explorer who extended Britain’s empire across the globe.
In advance of the construction of HS2, the biggest ever cemetery excavation in Britain reveals the forgotten stories of rich and poor in Georgian London.