Digging for Britain

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Digging for Britain
Title card
Genre Documentary
Presented by Alice Roberts
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 17 (list of episodes)
Running time 59 minutes
Production company(s) 360 Production for BBC
(in association with Northern Ireland Screen)
Original network BBC Two
Original release 19 August 2010 (2010-08-19)
External links
Website www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014hl0d

Digging For Britain is a television series on archaeology made by 360 Production for the BBC, starting in August 2010. It is presented by Dr Alice Roberts.[1][2]

The series focuses on archaeological excavations and research in the UK, both at new sites and those already well-known to science. Filming has taken place in many parts of the country.

The first series consisted of four episodes, initially broadcast on BBC Two in August and September 2010. A second series of four episodes was broadcast in September 2011. The programme returned as a series of three episodes on BBC Four in February 2015, covering the previous summer's investigations, and again in the same format in March 2016.

Archaeologist Matt Williams co-presented the 2015 series and the first episode of 2016.


Episode Episode title Airdate Viewers Director/producer
1.1 "The Romans" 19 August 2010 2.75m John Hayes-Fisher
1.2 "Prehistory" 26 August 2010 2.34m Serena Davies
1.3 "Anglo-Saxons" 2 September 2010 2.45m Sarah Jobling
1.4 "The Tudors" 10 September 2010 James Gray
2.1 "Britannia" 9 September 2011 Tim Robinson
2.2 "Invaders" 16 September 2011 Sarah Jobling
2.3 "Age of Bronze and Iron" 23 September 2011 Emma Parkins
2.4 "Ice and Stone" 30 September 2011 James Gray
3.1 "East" 3 February 2015 Catherine Ross
3.2 "West" 10 February 2015 Catherine Ross
3.3 "North" 17 February 2015 Catherine Ross
4.1 "West" 10 March 2016 Edward Hart
4.2 "East" 17 March 2016 Edward Hart
4.3 "North" 24 March 2016 Edward Hart
5.1 "West" 6 December 2016 Graham Cooper
5.2 "North" 13 December 2016 Gemma Hagen
5.3 "East" 20 December 2016 Alex Rowson


  1. ^ "Digging For Britain". BBC press office. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Digging for Britain". BBC Programmes. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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