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|Time Team: Series 17, 2010 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.|
|Corridors of Power - Westminster Abbey
A Saintly Site - Baliscate, Isle of Mull
Bridge over the River Tees - Piercebridge
Halls of a Saxon King - Sutton Courtenay
Massacre in the Cellar - Hopton Castle
Potted History - Cunetio
Death & Dominoes - Norman Cross
|Something for the Weekend - Tregruk Castle
Priory Engagement - Burford
Governor's Green - Portsmouth
There's a Villa here somewhere.. - Litlington
Commanding Heights - Dinmore Hill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus
|There's a Villa here somewhere.. - Litlington
This week Tony and the Team head to the Cambridgeshire village of Litlington to search for the remains of what was rumoured to be one of Britain's biggest Roman villas.
However, the initial dig site yields little useful evidence, forcing the archaeologists to ask for permission to excavate local residents' gardens, while a team of diggers tackle trees and undergrowth in a nearby copse.
Tony said: "I think it will be one of the shows which will demonstrate why the archaeological process is so important.
Around 200 years ago, somebody said there was something under the ground and everybody believed them but in fact there is something completely different here.
Its been brilliant for the villagers to find things under their gardens."
The Team was first invited to Litlington 10 years ago by the May family, who own Manor Farm, and finally came along after a tip-off from experts.
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