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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Academic Crush of the Week!

It's that time again and this week the academic crush is an oldie but a goodie - the archaeological treasure that is the Time Team! From Phil Harding's questionably stained hat to Mick's woolly jumpers, what's not to love? There are those purists who say that Time Team has debased the academic discipline of archaeology with their three day timescale and their made-for-TV historical soundbites but Time Team have made archaeology accessible and fun for millions of people and surely that can only be a Good Thing.

But there is a problem. Where is Time Team? The series has been a staple of the Sunday teatime schedule for as many years as I can remember, brightening up those dark winter evenings as nothing else can. So this year when January started and Time Team failed to materialise I was like an addict without my fix. Where has Time Team gone? Any news will be very gratefully received.


NinaP said...

Hey Nicola! NinaP from WordWenches.

As I am a nut over most things archaeology, I went in search of the Time Team (mainly to see if I could get back episodes on netflix) and found the following in my travels. It’s a post from Digital Spy Forums. Hope it helps. Nina

Dear Brogusblue,

Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding TIME TEAM.

The new series will be broadcast on Channel 4 in March. There are no exact
scheduling details just yet as schedules further than 2 weeks ahead are
subject to change; please keep an eye on the television listings closer to
the time for precise broadcast information. Our television listings for all
our channels can be found at:


Thank you again for taking the time to contact us here at Channel 4 and for
your interest in our programming.


Penny Watson
Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

Nicola Cornick said...

Nina, you heroine! I've looked everywhere for that information. March, eh? Not long to wait, then. Thank you so much for the good news!

NinaP said...

You're most welcome, Nicola. :-)

Nina, who has never been called a heroine before now.