Quatermass and the Pit.
Both TV serial and the Hammer adaptation were quite good. If I remember
rightly in the TV series the site was opened up to the public whilst the
archaeologists were digging. The first "community archaeology"? Ground-breaking! ;)
In a message dated 24/07/2008 14:17:58 GMT Standard Time,
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I realise it's not friday yet, but....
This has got me thinking - can anyone think of a TV drama, play or movie
(ie fictional ) which has presented an accurate portrayal of life on an
excavation in Britain? The closest I can think of is, slightly worringly,
'Carry On Behind'! I am being semi-serious - the manky caravans and tents
for accomodation and general shots of work in the trenches showed equipment
of the time (the 1970's) being used correctly, although whether or not the
drunkenness, lechery and stream of double entendres was accurate, I shall
leave to others :).
there was also an excavation portrayed in Al Murray's series 'Time Gentlemen
Please' which looked superficially accurate, but Mr Murray has done some
archaeology - again, I'll pass no comment on the episodes in question
implying that archaeologists have an over-fondness for drink and a certain
amount of lechery. The less said about Ken Russell's 'The Lair of the White
Worm' (possibly even funnier than 'Bonekickers') or Monty Python's
'Archaeology Today' the better!