Archaeology series exploring fascinating periods in British history as revealed by unfolding archaeological digs.
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Presenters Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands explore some of the most fascinating periods of British history through current archaeological excavations around the country.
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- Released: 05 Jan 2019
- Runtime: 60 min
- Genre: Documentary, History
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- Actors: Alex Langlands, Helen Skelton
- Language: English
- Country: UK
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- Total Seasons: 1
The Real War Horse
Episode 2x5; Feb 08, 2020
Raksha Dave and Alex Langlands search for the remains of a First World War stable at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, where thousands of horses would have been housed and trained for the front line. They join a team comprised of archaeologists and the military attempting to uncover the role this building played in the war effort. They also visit Britain's oldest cavalry regiment, examining tools that soldiers would have used to look after their steeds, and hear the story of Warrior, known as the horse the German's could not kill.
2x5: The Real War Horse
2x4: Industrial Revolution - Bridgewater
2x3: The Real Game of Thrones
2x2: The Royal Navy's Greatest Ship
2x1: The Lost Roman Town
1x4: The Real Robin Hood
Alex Langlands as Alex Langlands
Helen Skelton as Helen Skelton
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Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands head to Lindisfarne and the Isle of Man to uncover the secrets of Viking burial grounds.
|2||2||Henry VIII's Lost Palace||2019-01-12||60||
Elsyng Palace was one of nearly 60 royal residences owned by Henry Vlll, but for centuries its exact location was unknown. Now Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands join a new dig which is unearthing more clues to Henry's life and times.
Once thought to be a Roman temple, we now know Stonehenge has been around much longer. Alex Langlands investigations the unique properties of the stones that make up the monument, while Helen Skelton visits the nearby village where its builders lived.
|4||4||The Real Robin Hood||2019-01-26||55||
According to legend, King John was the sworn enemy of Robin Hood. Although Robin is probably a mythical character, there are strong reasons why the King stirred widespread resentment among ordinary people. A recent dig uncovered evidence of the King's lavish lifestyle.
A site on the Welsh border containing almost 1,000 skeletons reveals secrets about life during the Black Death, including signs of backbreaking agricultural work, poor nutrition and even medieval battle.
Can a site on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border shed more light on the Pendle Witch trials of 1612?
|Alex Langlands||as Alex Langlands|
|Helen Skelton||as Helen Skelton|