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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Hugh Bonneville ...  Gregory Parton 6 episodes, 2008
Julie Graham ...  Gillian Magwilde 6 episodes, 2008
Adrian Lester ...  Ben Ergha 6 episodes, 2008
Michael Maloney ...  Daniel Mastiff 6 episodes, 2008
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Viv Davis 6 episodes, 2008
Frances Tomelty ...  Karen Magwilde 4 episodes, 2008
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ...  Nurse Strong 3 episodes, 2008
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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team runs personal danger, on top of their messy love - and other personal lives. Usually the story of the object is mainly told in an opening gambit and the episode's final. Written by KGF Vissers

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July 2008 (UK) See more »

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The series was poorly received by critics and viewers. The BBC was prepared to commission a second series, but the writers declined, feeling that they had taken a risk with the show but that it had not paid off. See more »

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Appalling. Truly cringeworthy, patronising garbage!
9 July 2008 | by marc_astlesSee all my reviews

Appalling. Truly cringeworthy, patronising garbage! I happen to be a 1st Class Durham Archaeology graduate (ala the character on the show) and I am appalled that they have the nerve to name places, and institutions in association with this show.

Perhaps, perhaps, if no one had ever seen Time Team, the awful archaeological practice might have slipped us by.

But in the light of a more sophisticated audience and a viewing public who are increasingly curious about the past, this was gratuitous, misleading, dumbed-down rubbish which would not even have made it into the most fevered wet dreams of a young George Lucas! Leave Indy to the Americans and Time Team to Channel four.

Be original BBC!

********* Oh yes… one more thing… A professor, doesn't usually equate to a dirty old man who refers to women by virtue of their physique.

It is ironic that such a character exists in such a bland show. The BBC has lost the plot on 'PC' despite its best efforts, lost the plot on licence costs and lost the plot in this show!


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