6:00pm – Monday, July 18 on ABC1
Fast tracked from the UK, this week sees the start of the very latest series of Time Team. And Monday’s show finds Tony and the Team getting a unique opportunity to dig at an army firing range at High Ham in Somerset and investigate a series of mosaics first discovered 150 years ago.
On Tuesday they visit Groby Old Hall in Leicestershire, once home to the legendary White Queen: Elizabeth, the wife of Edward IV. The Team are here to help the new owners, who have saved the house from dereliction, to find out what has gone on in their garden over the centuries.
On Wednesday the team join Stephen and Stephanie Fry who bought a few acres of prime Somerset pasture to graze their horses. They inadvertently also bought the remains of Buck Mill, an 18 th century water mill.
On Thursday the Team visit Jersey to investigate the origins of Mont Orgueil Castle: a fortress that came to symbolise the Channel Islands’ bond with Britain.
The massive castle that dominates the shore today is a Tudor structure built on earlier foundations, and it’s that early castle, built by King John, that the Team are looking for.
On Friday, the team are still in Jersey, as Tony Robinson chooses his first ever site for investigation: a German anti-aircraft battery built during the Nazis’ five-year occupation of Jersey. And, unlike with older sites, the Team can talk to people who witnessed life under the occupation at first hand.