Research for BBC Television
In 2009-2010 I undertook research for TV historian Prof. Michael Wood's groundbreaking BBC series Story of England.
Story of England was a six-part BBC documentary series written and presented by Michael, and first broadcast from 22 September 2010. It tells the story of one place, the Leicestershire village of Kibworth, throughout the whole of English history from the Roman era to modern times.
The series focused on tracing history through ordinary people in an ordinary English village, with current residents of Kibworth sharing what they know of their ancestors and participating in tracing their history. A four-part version aired on PBS in the United States in 2012.
One of my roles was organising the 'Kibworth Dig' when families joined forces to dig over fifty test pits in their gardens and pubic open spaces.
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