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Digging for Britain, Series 1 Episode 3 of 4

The Anglo-Saxons - they divided our land and heralded the arrival of the Dark Ages. But were they really just barbarians?

Dr Alice Roberts continues her journey through a year of archaeology, visiting the key sites that are throwing light on this most mysterious of periods. She visits the royal seat of power at Bamburgh, Northumbria and sees how the skeletons tell tales of violent death, but also of tenderness.

There's a remarkable community project in a shopping centre in Sittingbourne where people are curating the grave goods of their own ancestors. And there are treasures that make her wonder just how dark the Dark Ages really were.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Oct 2010 01:40
BBC One except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterAlice Roberts
ProducerSarah Jobling
DirectorSarah Jobling
Executive ProducerJohn Farren