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.