Gill wrote: Having decided to try very hard at suspension of disbelief, I
enjoyed last night's episode and have changed my original opinion about
the series. It is the Dr Who of archaeology - unexpected twists and plenty
of excitement. I'm beginning to like the characters too.
The programmes don't bring archaeology into disrepute any more than the
fiction that Tess (Hardy's 'Tess o the D'Urbervilles') is a dairymaid who
is hanged for murder bringing real life dairy farming into disrepute! Or
indeed that the recent comparison between Heathcliffe and Gordon Brown
means that the PM is at all like the fictional character ...
So thanks to Mark Horton for defending himself and to author Ashley
Couldn't agree more, very well said Gill. I totally enjoyed what is a
riping yarn that takes in many of the sites where I grew up. Well done
again Mark, it seems there is a tad of professional jealousy out and
about. A pity as there are obviously those who's actions speak louder than
Why does any of us feel we have a right to rap a man who is doing no harm
and making a living. If you don't like it switch it over or switch it off!