In Britain, our towns and cities are a treasure trove of hidden history, with 6,000 years of human habitation encased in the earth beneath our feet. Now, The Great British Dig challenges British communities to get their hands dirty and uncover the history that is, literally, in their back gardens.
Presented by Hugh Dennis, The Great British Dig sees a team of archaeologists, historians and experts spend a week in Maidstone, Kent, where it’s thought the remains of a Roman settlement may lie below the unassuming terraced houses of Florence Road.
With evidence of an early Roman settlement mounting, the Great British Dig experts bring to life what a Roman complex on the site of Florence Road may have looked like in the second century. But will they discover enough to confirm what really lay beneath this everyday residential street centuries ago?