Sir Mortimer and Magnus: 2. The Festival Dig


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First transmitted in 1974, Magnus Magnusson talks to Sir Mortimer Wheeler about his excavation at Stanwick St John in Yorkshire during the Festival of Britain celebrations in 1951. It was there that Wheeler uncovered the Iron Age stronghold of the Brigantes, a tribe of Celts.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 26 Sep 1974

Duration: 15 mins


Collection: Archaeology at the BBC (23 programmes)

A collection of programmes charting the BBC's first ventures into archaeology programming, dating back to the 1950s, available online to watch in full.



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