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Time Team no more
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TLF Wrote:In my opinion TT is a victim of the new digital age. TV can only afford profiteering programmes now, TT has been essentially dropped to More4 due to it's niche characteristic, a channel full of reruns, and now with online TV (4OD), it doesn't make financial sense to keep producing a programme that can't contend with the X Factor or Dancing On Ice

I still contend that it's the format and not the content that is outdated. TV has a way of reinventing itself that can keep an old favourite fresh. Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (a game show) morphed into Chronicle (documentary) morphed into Time Team (Facto-tainment), much in the same way that Opportunity Knocks, morphed into New Faces morphed into X-factor. What archaeology needs is a new format that essentialises the subject but gives the 'entertainment' hungry public a new thrill.....it will happen eventually. Smart money could be earned by the archaeologist that comes up with the right idea and the right presenter.

For the record I would like to suggest The Archaeology of the Church in England and Wales presented either by Aled Jones or a nun with a liking for strong cider!! Or maybe both!!

PS Written at 30,000 feet somewhere over the North Sea. I love my job!!
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#22
kevin wooldridge Wrote:For the record I would like to suggest The Archaeology of the Church in England and Wales presented either by Aled Jones or a nun with a liking for strong cider!! Or maybe both!!

PS Written at 30,000 feet somewhere over the North Sea. I love my job!!

I like it! Aled Jones AND a nun + cider would make for fantastic television!

P.s. What's your job and can I have it?!
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#23
Quote:PS Written at 30,000 feet somewhere over the North Sea. I love my job!!

Strapped to a kite, or perhaps attached to a carp pole?
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