Continuing with our series of things to kick off your week and bend your mind. Might want to save this to watch over lunch…
Time Team is a show that’s virtually unknown on this side of the pond. That’s because we Americans simply aren’t sophisticated enough to enjoy shows like it or QI–or at least that’s what the people at BBC America are reported to believe. Nobody thought we would appreciate Doctor Who either, and yet, it’s blowing up over here. Apparently there was a Time Team America two years ago (of course there was) but it lasted all of five episodes.
Regardless, the setup of the normal show is fairly simple: Tony Robinson (yes, he of Blackadder fame) and a team of archaeologists have just three days in which to tackle a dig site and unravel some mystery or question they’ve had put in front of them. The shows are all fascinating–some more than others. They also do specials in which they tackle one-off or bigger projects. This is one of those: “The Somme’s Secret Weapon.”
I also advise you to learn a valuable lesson from this: be careful who you piss off. That will be explained in the program and I think you’ll agree. Enjoy.