Time Team (series 17)

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Time Team (series 17)
Original network Channel 4
Original release 18 April 2010 (2010-04-18) – 17 April 2011 (2011-04-17)
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This is a list of Time Team episodes from series 17.[1] The series was released on DVD (region 2) in 2013.


Series 17[edit]

Episode # refers to the air date order. The Time Team Specials are aired in between regular episodes, but are omitted from this list. Regular contributors on Time Team include: Tony Robinson (presenter); archaeologists Mick Aston, Phil Harding, Helen Geake; Guy de la Bedoyere (historian); Victor Ambrus (illustrator); Stewart Ainsworth (landscape investigator); John Gater (geophysicist); Henry Chapman (surveyor).[2]

Episode # Series # Episode Title Location Coordinates Original airdate
210 1 "Corridors Of Power" Westminster Abbey, London 51°29′58″N 0°07′39″W / 51.49944°N 0.12750°W / 51.49944; -0.12750 18 April 2010 (2010-04-18)
Surrounded by the sites and sounds of Parliament Square the archaeologists have three days to pin down the location of a lost sacristy and uncover the Anglo Saxon origins of the Abbey.
211 2 "A Saintly Site" Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides 56°36′42″N 6°04′52″W / 56.61167°N 6.08111°W / 56.61167; -6.08111 25 April 2010 (2010-04-25)
Time Team descend on the Isle of Mull at the invitation of two local amateur archaeologists to investigate a mysterious set of earthworks in a forest near Tobermory. Could they be the remains of a chapel from the time of St Columba?
212 3 "Bridge Over The River Tees" Piercebridge, County Durham 54°32′7″N 1°40′28″W / 54.53528°N 1.67444°W / 54.53528; -1.67444 2 May 2010 (2010-05-02)
Tony Robinson and the Team get their feet wet as they examine a stretch of the River Tees where local divers have found over 2000 Roman finds. With part of the site beneath the water some of Time Team's finest have to squeeze into wet suits and brave the fast flowing river.
213 4 "In The Halls Of A Saxon King" Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
(actually Drayton, Oxfordshire)
51°38′31″N 1°16′33″W / 51.64194°N 1.27583°W / 51.64194; -1.27583 9 May 2010 (2010-05-09)
The Team tries to locate one of the rarest of archaeological sites – an Anglo Saxon royal complex. Aerial photos suggest this empty Oxfordshire field could have been the home of royalty over a thousand years ago, but is it ever that simple?
214 5 "The Massacre In The Cellar" Hopton Castle, Shropshire 52°23′45″N 2°55′54″W / 52.39583°N 2.93167°W / 52.39583; -2.93167 16 May 2010 (2010-05-16)
The team visit the remains of Hopton Castle in Shropshire and attempt to put together a piece-by-piece reconstruction of the battle which took place there during the English Civil War.
216 6 "Potted History" Mildenhall, Wiltshire 51°25′23″N 1°41′27″W / 51.42306°N 1.69083°W / 51.42306; -1.69083 23 May 2010 (2010-05-23)
The team have been unearthing the remains of Cunetio, a Roman town in Mildenhall. It is the first proper excavation of the town in over fifty years.
218 7 "Death and Dominoes: The First POW Camp" Norman Cross, Cambridgeshire 52°30′20″N 00°17′25″W / 52.50556°N 0.29028°W / 52.50556; -0.29028 3 October 2010 (2010-10-03)
Tony and the Team examine the remains of the world's first ever purpose-built prisoner of war camp, at Norman Cross in Cambridgeshire, built in 1797 to house 7,000 Napoleonic troops.
219 8 "Something For The Weekend" Tregruk Castle, Llangybi, Monmouthshire 51°40′17″N 2°55′15″W / 51.67139°N 2.92083°W / 51.67139; -2.92083 10 October 2010 (2010-10-10)
Tony Robinson and the Team find themselves lost in the mists of a Welsh forest as they investigate the remains of Tregruk, one of the biggest castles ever built in Britain.
221 9 "Governor's Green" Governor's Green, Portsmouth 50°47′19″N 1°06′11″W / 50.78861°N 1.10306°W / 50.78861; -1.10306 24 October 2010 (2010-10-24)
The Team visit Portsmouth to try and uncover one of the city's oldest buildings - a medieval hospital. But after three days of bone-chilling weather and confusing archaeology can the Team work out what stood on Governors Green over 500 years ago?
222 10 "Priory Engagement" Burford, Oxfordshire 51°48′28″N 1°38′13″W / 51.80778°N 1.63694°W / 51.80778; -1.63694 31 October 2010 (2010-10-31)
The Team descend upon the Oxfordshire town of Burford to respond to very special challenge - from Time Team's own Professor Mick Aston. They have just three days to uncover a medieval hospital under the front lawn whilst searching for Anglo Saxons in the vegetable garden.
223 11 "There's A Villa Here Somewhere" Litlington, Cambridgeshire 52°03′57″N 0°05′14″W / 52.06583°N 0.08722°W / 52.06583; -0.08722 7 November 2010 (2010-11-07)
A quiet Cambridgeshire village gets the full Time Team treatment as Tony and the digging team hunt for the missing remains of what is believed to be one of Britain's biggest Roman villas, plus a cemetery for good measure. But has 18th-century quarrying destroyed all meaninful evidence? Ben Robinson supervises this dig in the absence of Mick Aston. The end results are shown to the appreciative villagers.
224 12 "Commanding Heights" Dinmore Hill, Herefordshire 52°09′39″N 2°42′04″W / 52.16083°N 2.70111°W / 52.16083; -2.70111 14 November 2010 (2010-11-14)
Tony and the Team climb a remote Herefordshire hill to investigate one of the biggest prehistoric sites ever featured on Time Team. Was Dinmore Hill the site of a vast Iron Age hill fort? Needless to say Stewart doesn't think so. He is going with a much earlier cross-ridge dyke. To prove it one way or the other they need dateable finds. But the dig is hampered by torrential rain. Despite this they uncover a huge, magnificent ditch, which must have been dug by thousands of people during the Iron age. The team are joined by historian Bettany Hughes, Hereford county archaeologist Keith Ray and environmental archaeologist Mike Allen.[3]
237 13 "Rooting For The Romans" Bedford Purlieus Wood, Cambridgeshire 52°35′13″N 00°27′35″W / 52.58694°N 0.45972°W / 52.58694; -0.45972 17 April 2011 (2011-04-17)
An eagle-eyed forest ranger spotted bits of Roman building poking out from the forest floor in Cambridgeshire's Bedford Purlieus Wood.



  1. ^ "Time Team - series 17". channel 4. 
  2. ^ "IMDB Episodes cast for Time Team". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Time team, Dinmore Heights - cast list". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 

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