Time Team Live is a British television series that airs on Channel 4. The first programme was shown in 1997 and the most recent was in 2006. Presented by the actor Tony Robinson, this is a live version of the archaeology series Time Team, showing more of what happens in real time, than when the cut-down episode airs on Channel 4.

Time Team Live
Directed byTim Taylor
Presented byTony Robinson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series8
No. of episodes64
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original release23 August 1997 (1997-08-23) –
28 August 2006 (2006-08-28)
Chronology
Preceded byTime Signs
Time Team
Related showsHistory Hunters
Time Team Digs
Time Team Extra
Time Team America

BackgroundEdit

Time Team Live episodes came from historically important sites. Instead of showing a 'best of' show, the live episodes were broadcast whilst the digs were actually taking place. Later, regular episodes were made from the best of the live episodes. Normally, regular sites were recorded in the same method, however, only a few were selected for live broadcast. The regular episodes were either a special, or a normal series episode.

EpisodesEdit

Series 1 (1997)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
1–8"Time Team Live 1997"Turkdean, GloucestershireSimon Raikes51°52′10″N 1°51′23″W / 51.869531°N 1.856436°W / 51.869531; -1.85643623-25 August 1997 (1997-08-25)
Over the course of the August Bank Holiday weekend, the team went to Turkdean in Gloucestershire to try to discover whether experts are correct in believing the site used to house Roman buildings.[1]

Series 2 (1998)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
9"Episode One"Bawsey, NorfolkTBA52°44′59″N 0°29′16″E / 52.7497°N 0.48766°E / 52.7497; 0.4876629 August 1998 (1998-08-29)
Iron Age settlement and Norman church
10"Episode Two"TBATBATBA29 August 1998 (1998-08-29)
11"Episode Three"TBATBATBA30 August 1998 (1998-08-30)
12"Episode Four"TBATBATBA30 August 1998 (1998-08-30)
13"Episode Five"TBATBATBA30 August 1998 (1998-08-30)
14"Episode Six"TBATBATBA31 August 1998 (1998-08-31)
15"Episode Seven"TBATBATBA31 August 1998 (1998-08-31)

Series 3 (1999)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
16"Episode One"York, YorkshireTBATBA3 September 1999 (1999-09-03)
Roman cemetery, Viking buildings and the medieval St Leonard's hospital
17"Episode Two"TBATBATBA3 September 1999 (1999-09-03)
18"Episode Three"TBATBATBA4 September 1999 (1999-09-04)
19"Episode Four"TBATBATBA4 September 1999 (1999-09-04)
20"Episode Five"TBATBATBA5 September 1999 (1999-09-05)
21"Episode Six"TBATBATBA5 September 1999 (1999-09-05)

Series 4 (2000)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
22"Episode One"Canterbury, KentTBATBA25 August 2000 (2000-08-25)
Roman temple, medieval kiln and Franciscan friary
23"Episode Two"TBATBATBA25 August 2000 (2000-08-25)
24"Episode Three"TBATBATBA26 August 2000 (2000-08-26)
25"Episode Four"TBATBATBA26 August 2000 (2000-08-26)
26"Episode Five"TBATBATBA27 August 2000 (2000-08-27)
27"Episode Six"TBATBATBA27 August 2000 (2000-08-27)

Series 5 (2001)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
28"Episode One"Breamore, HampshireTBA50°57′18″N 1°46′19″W / 50.954994°N 1.772017°W / 50.954994; -1.77201728 August 2001 (2001-08-28)
29"Episode Two"TBATBATBA29 August 2001 (2001-08-29)
30"Episode Three"TBATBATBA30 August 2001 (2001-08-30)
31"Episode Four"TBATBATBA31 August 2001 (2001-08-31)

Series 6 (2003)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
32"Episode One"Great Easton, Leicestershire[2]TBATBA22 June 2003 (2003-06-22)
33"Episode Two"Wolverhampton
Barnet, Greater London
Oakamoor, Staffordshire
TBATBA23 June 2003 (2003-06-23)
34"Episode Three"TBATBATBA24 June 2003 (2003-06-24)
35"Episode Four"TBATBATBA25 June 2003 (2003-06-25)
36"Episode Five"TBATBATBA26 June 2003 (2003-06-26)
37"Episode Six"TBATBATBA27 June 2003 (2003-06-27)
38"Episode Seven"TBATBATBA28 June 2003 (2003-06-28)
39"Episode Eight"TBATBATBA29 June 2003 (2003-06-29)

Series 7 (2005)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
40"Episode One"TBATBA50°55′05″N 2°50′58″W / 50.918152°N 2.849492°W / 50.918152; -2.8494922 July 2005 (2005-07-02)
A series of live programmes with a Roman theme, featuring 10 sites.
41"Episode Two"TBATBATBA2 July 2005 (2005-07-02)
42"Episode Three"TBATBATBA3 July 2005 (2005-07-03)
43"Episode Four"TBATBATBA4 July 2005 (2005-07-04)
44"Episode Five"TBATBATBA5 July 2005 (2005-07-05)
45"Episode Six"TBATBATBA6 July 2005 (2005-07-06)
46"Episode Seven"TBATBATBA7 July 2005 (2005-07-07)
47"Episode Eight"TBATBATBA9 July 2005 (2005-07-09)
48"Episode Nine"TBATBATBA9 July 2005 (2005-07-09)

2005 ExtrasEdit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
49"Episode One"TBATBATBATBA
A series of live programmes with a Roman theme, featuring 10 sites.
50"Episode Two"TBATBATBATBA
51"Episode Three"TBATBATBATBA
52"Episode Four"TBATBATBATBA
53"Episode Five"TBATBATBATBA
54"Episode Six"TBATBATBATBA
55"Episode Seven"TBATBATBATBA
56"Episode Eight"TBATBATBATBA
57"Episode Nine"TBATBATBATBA

Series 8 (2006)Edit

# Episode Location Director Coordinates Original airdate
58"Episode One"TBATBATBA25 August 2006 (2006-08-25)
Over the August bank holiday, they conducted excavations in three Royal gardens for the Queen. The event, timed to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday, was Time Team's 150th dig. (For full descriptions of the findings, see Buckingham Palace and Buckingham Palace Garden, Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse.) In addition to the nightly programmes on Channel 4, six hours of live coverage was shown on More4.
59"Episode Two"TBATBATBA26 August 2006 (2006-08-26)
60"Episode Three"TBATBATBA26 August 2006 (2006-08-26)
61"Episode Four"TBATBATBA27 August 2006 (2006-08-27)
62"Episode Five"TBATBATBA27 August 2006 (2006-08-27)
63"Episode Six"TBATBATBA28 August 2006 (2006-08-28)
64"Episode Seven"TBATBATBA28 August 2006 (2006-08-28)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Time Team - Live". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 9 March 2008.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Maev (23 June 2003). "Time Team digs up row over DIY excavation". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 15 November 2012.

External linksEdit

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