The Romans

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Digging for Britain, Series 1 Episode 1 of 4

Duration: 59 minutes

Dr Alice Roberts follows an entire year of British archaeology, joining up the results of digs and investigations the length of the country. The results are astonishing - and sometimes disturbing.

Roman finds include the mystery of 97 babies murdered by the Thames, a fabulous Roman coin hoard found in Somerset and a man buried on a layer of dead animals.

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  • Photo: Examining the finds

    Photo: Examining the finds

    Dr Alice Roberts (centre), with help from Dr Roger Bland (left) and Sam Moorhead (right), both from the Portable Antiquities Scheme, examine a hoard of Roman coins found in Somerset in 2010.

  • Photo: At the site of the find

    Photo: At the site of the find

    Dr Alice Roberts and Dave Crisp, the metal detectorist who found 'the Frome Hoard' of Roman coins in Somerset in April 2010.

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Digging For Britain presenter Dr Alice Roberts on a grisly discovery in Buckinghamshire: "These little skeletons were so much more than just objects: they were telling us a dark secret from the past."

    Read Dr Alice Roberts' post on the BBC TV blog


Alice Roberts
John Hayes-Fisher
John Hayes-Fisher
Executive Producer
John Farren


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