A small island with a big history – everywhere you stand there are worlds beneath your feet, and archaeologists make it their life’s work to uncover the clues that tell our story, unravelling who lived here, when and how. Join Dr. Alice Roberts as she visits some of Britain’s most exciting archaeological digs in search of the small finds that point towards the bigger picture. Over four episodes and four time periods: Prehistory, the Romans, the Anglo- Saxons and the Tudors, we discover a Norfolk beach which hints at a world of pine forests, hyenas, mammoths… and early man; the secret of the 97 buried infants near a Roman fort; the enormous Frome Hoard of buried coins; deep insights from shallow graves; lost palaces, found theatres and so much more. Skeletons, swords, temples, coins, wood, pottery and cobble stone. So many secrets, so many clues, so much history that lies just beneath your feet.
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The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.