Digging Up Britain's Past

Series 1
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Series 1, Episode 5 - Secrets of the Thousand Skeletons

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A site on the Welsh border containing almost 1,000 skeletons reveals secrets about life during the Black Death, including signs of backbreaking agricultural work, poor nutrition and even medieval battle.
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Series 1, Episode 5 - Secrets of the Thousand Skeletons

3.0 7 x
A site on the Welsh border containing almost 1,000 skeletons reveals secrets about life during the Black Death, including signs of backbreaking agricultural work, poor nutrition and even medieval battle.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 4 - Robin Hood & King John

3.0 6 x
According to legend, King John was the sworn enemy of Robin Hood. Although Robin is probably a mythical character, there are strong reasons why the King stirred widespread resentment among ordinary people. A recent dig uncovered evidence of the King's lavish lifestyle.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 6 - Witches

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Can a site on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border shed more light on the Pendle Witch trials of 1612?
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 2 - Henry VIII

3.0 8 x
Elsyng Palace was one of nearly 60 royal residences owned by Henry Vlll, but for centuries its exact location was unknown. Now Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands join a new dig which is unearthing more clues to Henry's life and times.
1:00:00

Elizabeth I

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In 1592, Elizabeth visited magnificent Sudeley Castle for a three-day party to end all parties, which included the creation of a spectacular garden. 500 hundred years later, a team of archaeologists hunt for this lost gem.
1:00:00

War Horse

3.0 6 x
More than one million horses worked for the British military in WWI. Historians and veterans join forces to unearth the stories behind a Yorkshire garrison's stables. Plus, the horse the Germans could not kill.
1:00:00

Bridgewater

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The team search for artefacts from the country's first superhighway - the Bridgewater Canal - that linked the coal mines of Worsley with Manchester, and powered the Industrial Revolution.
1:00:00

Game of Thrones

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Stories of a group of power-hungry bishops living some 700 years ago give the feuding factions of Game of Thrones a run for their money. A team of archaeologists descend on County Durham to learn more.
1:00:00

The Royal Navy's Greatest Ship

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When Nelson defeated Napoleon in his magnificent HMS Victory, he owed much of his success to another ship - HMS Invincible. This vessel transformed our navy and taught it about organisation and ship design.
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