I've only seen a few full episodes of Time Team so buying this DVD was a bit of a gamble, but one that's paid out - although I don't think I've hit the jackpot.
The format is excellent, neatly dividing the digs into time periods, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Romans and so on, and the sites they're investigating are certainly worthy. That, perhaps, leads to the first problem with this DVD - there's no suspense. These are highlights, so you just know that the team is going to find something of interest, and that Tony Robinson is going to run over to the trench and be enthusiastic about it. Being highlights, Tony is forced to summarise each dig before showing more, which is the second fault - it's repetitive.
But it's the third fault that really lets this DVD down - with only 5-10 minutes for each programme you really lose out on the detail and the background information.
Still, if you like Time Team it's worth watching, and the serious light hearted approach to archeology is certainly entertaining.