Buy used:
£12.94
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Time Team Digs - A History of Britain [DVD]

4.6 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
4 new from £66.49 10 used from £8.20 1 collectible from £37.00

Special Offers and Product Promotions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Product details

  • Actors: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth, Mick Aston
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: DD Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Mar. 2005
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007NBJ1E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,425 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Collection of eight specially-made programmes from the Time Team archaeologists, exploring the full history of the British Isles, from the Bronze Age to the Roman occupation, from the Dark Ages and Anglo-Saxon England to the modern country today. Featuring digs in Worcester, Dorset and Somerset, as well as South Wales and Scotland, Time Team presenters Tony Robinson, Mick Aston, Phil Harding and Carenza Lewis uncover Roman mosaics, Italian pottery and even a Spanish Armada shipwreck.

Synopsis

Time Team is the popular archaeological Channel 4 show fronted by Tony Robinson. The Time Team - Best Of DVD features the favourite digs of the team itself.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
At last! A Time Team DVD release with complete episodes and over two hours of extras. Brilliant value for money at the current price. As obvious from the title, the episodes chosen are all "garden" episodes and are as follows: Waddon, Papcastle, Raunds, Soho (Birmingham), Boleigh, Cirencester, Much Wenlock and Richmond. As well as including a new, short introduction to each episode, the 3rd disc has a 50-min "Ten Years of Time Team" feature, which includes a background to the start of the series and contributions from most of the regular team. Also included on the disc are interviews with the team regulars, most of which are 10-13 mins long, although the interview with Mick Aston is over 30 mins long. Add to this some out-takes and a clip form the very first episode and it's a very good package indeed.
Comment 53 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Having been desperatly searching for time team on DVD for a long while, i was overjoyed to see this coming out and bought it straight away!

Its got some classic episodes on and if you're a fan, you'll know them all and why each individual teamer chose them. There is a bit of 'round the pub table' chat with Tony, Phil and Mick after each episode although I think this could've been substituted for a 'behind the scenes' featurette on each episode.

All in all, a good all rounder! Now please, channel 4, we would like to see all time team episodes made on DVD, this is just a tickler!

A great buy!
3 Comments 53 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Apparently there has been over 140 Time Time programmes made so it must've been quite a task to decide what did and did not make this dvd. However, a job has been well done and the digs have been divided up by time period; Bronze Age, Roman, Medieval etc and it works very well. While some people might argue a lot has been missed out they must be realistic, it was always going to be, but what is on the dvd package is excellent. There is around 10 hours of content and all of the best parts have made the cut along with a few extras which haven't been seen before. If you enjoy Time Team buy it, if you don't buy it anyway as it's educational value is well worth it alone.
Comment 69 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Once again, a first class release highlighting the teams favourite episodes. I love the LLgadwy show(probably spelt that wrong)on disc one showing that all is not what it seems. Just wish the powers that be started releasing these wonderful shows as season box sets.
Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
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.
Comment 41 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a very good boxset, second only to the "Best of...". At least one of the episodes is also included in another boxset but that doesn't really matter as you get a fresh perspective on it here.

The boxset is devoted, as the title suggests, to the digs that the team have done in people's gardens, rather than some of the larger scale sites they've excavated. The motive behind this seems to be to get across the Time Team message that archaeology is to be found (almost) everywhere and is (potentially) accessible to everyone. At one point Mick talks about digging in his own garden and finding remnants of the past there.

My only quibble was that the sound on my DVDs was rather poor in quality in places. I'm hoping/assuming this was a fault in my particular DVDs however and so haven't deducted any points for this problem.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
This set of Time Team programmes was first aired in 2005. The disc contains all eight programmes, lasting six hours and forty minutes. The extensive extras account for an additional three hours and twenty minutes. Consequently, this DVD set is a very generous package.

This is not a series as such about the history of Britain, but, as is made clear by the DVD set's title, using Time Team digs to illustrate various aspects. It is cemented together by Tony Robinson's commentary and by his talking to one expert per programme to fill in the gaps and give a wider context. This does not really work, and this is most easily manifested in the last episode which addresses such disparate topics as a Tudor palace, the Armada, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.

In his introduction Mick Aston remarks that at that point the team had produced 144 programmes over ten years. The subsequent episodes use some of these programmes as a means to try to explain more about the periods involved: the eight episodes therefore address 1. the Bronze Age; 2. the Iron Age; 3. the Roman invasion; 4. Roman Britain; 5. the Dark Ages; 6. the Norman Conquest ; 7. Medieval England; and 8. The Modern Age.

It is notable that there is no episode addressing the Neolithic or earlier eras (but there is some mention of these in the first programme on the Bronze Age). Also, the episode on the Norman Conquest is more concerned about its results rather than the conquest itself.

One complaint about Time Team as a series is the lack of a wider context on both regional and national levels. This set might have provided just such a context, but, alas, I felt this expectation was not met.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...

Look for similar items by category


Feedback