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RIP Time Team, you were a national treasure
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The Guardian bid farewell!

Quote:"let's celebrate the memory of a national treasure that charmed and educated through the simple expedient of bejumpered boffins at toil in soil. No tans. No tits. No celebrity guests talking about their favourite trowel."

Obviously not been on one of my digs then!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2...m-a-tv-gem
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#2
Maybe they'll replace it with a series showing what really goes on? }Smile
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#3
Quote:Maybe they'll replace it with a series showing what really goes on? }Smile

A seamless blend of Father Ted and Gardeners' Question Time?
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#4
I was hoping more for Scooby Doo
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#5
Its a beautiful piece of journalism and I think makes an interesting point. Like 'Sky at Night', why couldn't 'Time Team' be left alone to potter in its own little corner of the shed (site hut/portakabin). I actually think the programme makers have got this one wrong and there is still a great degree of public interest and affection, for TT in particular and archaeology in general.

I was at a community archaeology event earlier today attended by over 100 people, all ages, both genders equally represented. Just a meeting, No great 'stars' on show, no over-hyped site or find to promote. Just talking to local people about starting a community archaeology group. And with the kind of dreadful weather outside that we are told stops rational folk from doing important things, like voting!! Their enthusiasm suggests to me (hardened, cynical, old school professional archaeologist) that TT or a similar programme would still get plenty of viewers...
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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BAJR Wrote:I was hoping more for Scooby Doo

Maybe this will do.....

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With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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#7
EEEEk that is one scary onesie . Just how do they work when you need the porta loo?

TT still had life in it but I can imagine dealing with the sort of c... that goes on in the media currently might be just too much for anyone with any integrity.
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#8
It may not have been "realistic" archaeology, but it was usually entertaining and to some degree (albeit small) informative. The real losers here will be the community archaeology groups: Time Team is a massive inspiration and encouragement for them.
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pdurdin Wrote:The real losers here will be the community archaeology groups: Time Team is a massive inspiration and encouragement for them.

Totally agree. Although one of the things that came out of our meeting yesterday was the existence of an independent 'local' TV broadcaster in the nearby large city who it appears is happy to report on the work of bodies such as community archaeology groups. So maybe my 100 new friends could in future be making their own 'Time Team' broadcasts...
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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Dinosaur Wrote:Maybe they'll replace it with a series showing what really goes on? }Smile

Hasn't it already been done?
D. Vader
Senior Consultant

Vader Maull & Palpatine
Archaeological Consultants

A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of Tony Robinson.
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