6:00pm – Tuesday, April 17 on ABC1
From delving into early Christian history at the heart of Westminster Abbey to unearthing an entire Roman town in Wiltshire, the team’s unrelenting pursuit of all things archaeological takes them the length and breadth of the UK in the most exciting series, Time Team.
In this episode, host Tony Robinson and the team visit a tiny windswept island off the coast of Wales. The only way to get to it is by rigging a 500-metre zip wire way above the wave-lashed rocks.
Incredibly, it seems that Gateholm Island in Pembrokeshire was once inhabited, but whether by Romans, Vikings, Celts or druids nobody knows.
A handful of mysterious objects were found on the island years ago, including a rare Roman stone phallus and a beautiful bronze stag suggesting that it may have been some sort of religious centre. Of course, the Team have to dig for answers, but the weather’s throwing everything it has at them. To make their task that bit tougher, they discover they also need to dig at a second site a quarter of a mile away.