The BBC saw fit to show the series during July/August...that well know
'graveyard slot', hence the title perhaps?
An archaeological unit in NI met up last night to watch the first episode
and drink alcohol anytime there were any 'obvious inaccuracies'. Their
mattock skills left a bit to be desired this morning!
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Sent: 09 July 2008 14:35
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Amazing new geophysical techniques
lol. Can we go to the pub now?
2008/7/9 John Briggs <[log in to unmask]>:
> Simon Romsey wrote:
>> Such a shame that the archaeology story line was done so poorly. In a
>> BBC interview , aired last night on BBC West Professor Horton was
>> described as having the enthusiasm of 4 archaeologists. This I have
>> no doubt about but if this was the best he could do to influence the
>> producers about archaeologiocal realism then I am not impressed.
> Mark Horton has also been quoted describing the series as "truly
> groundbreaking"... He's a wag, that Dr Horton :-)
> John Briggs