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Digging for Britain: Iron Age Warham Camp to feature on BBC show

The discovery that an Iron Age hillfort was probably not used as a permanent settlement is to feature on BBC Two's Digging for Britain.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th January 2024ce

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Some varied and interesting content in some of the current episodes.

I still have a problem with the programme's structure though - I guess Alice Roberts feels she needs to dominate the proceedings, but does it have to be HER hand that holds or displays all finds in that daft DFB HQ tent? Why does the programme feel the need to steal the musical interludes from "Detectorists".
Posted by tomatoman
12th January 2024ce
Completely agree about the music, completely agree about the daft tent, calling Bennachie / Mither tap isolated was a joke and the geography of the programme is nuts, when Manchester etc is called north along with Scotland and its Northern Islands. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th January 2024ce
To be fair - from my experience, anyway - your average archaeologist has very little charisma, so no doubt very little screen presence, so I'm quite happy to leave the presentation to those who have. Our Neil isn't exactly the most retiring either, but his passion for the subject shines through.

And Mr D, Bennachie, to your semi-interested urban audience, IS isolated, no? I speak to people who reckon Stonehenge down here in the south is 'in the middle of nowhere'...
13th January 2024ce
Mr G, I'd like to think people are slightly more educated but take your point, but you can see Aberdeen from Bennachie even the farming capital Turriff, plus its surrounded in towns such as Inverurie, Kintore, Insch, Kemnay, Alford and numerous villages Keig, Oyne, Montgarrie, Premnay etc etc etc drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th January 2024ce
Wishful thinking, perhaps. I agree with you, of course... but people are people. If everyone had even a vague interest in - let alone loved - what we do, most of the stuff would have been destroyed long ago. Case in point: I go walking most Sundays in Danbury (remains of a hillfort), a few miles from Chelmsford (a City) in Essex... I've literally been stopped by people in cars asking 'Where's the country?'. It follows that everything nowadays needs a sign... an outdoor experience is with a guided tour or you stay at Centerparcs. Really quite scary. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2024ce
The lack of knowledge about the rural areas is very scary, even if you just take in the rubbish people throw about out of car windows............................ drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th January 2024ce
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