Digging for Britain (2011)

Dr Alice Roberts presenter of Digging for Britain standing in a field

Dr Alice Roberts presenter of Digging for Britain © 360 Production


Production Company: 360 Production for BBC

Kent Filming Locations: Roman Villa on East Cliff, Beach and Folkestone library and museum

Presented by Dr Alice Roberts, Digging For Britain documents historically important archaeological finds around the country. The programme explores both new sites and those that are already well established as national treasure troves.

In its first series, the show featured preparations for the first sailing of a replica bronze age ship, the uncovering of Shakespeare’s first theatre and new information about the largest ever find of Anglo-Saxon treasure.

The second series began this month and the first programme included details of the dig at the Roman Villa ruins in Folkestone, Kent , where local residents took part in unearthing  some of Kent’s Roman history.

Folkestone is an ideal location for filming with a stunning coast line and many unique settings. The Folkestone area was used for The Darling Buds of May (1991-1993) series and Hawkinge airfield featured in the Michael Caine film The Battle of Britain (1969).

The Kent episode was shown in September 2011 on BBC Two.

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

To learn more about Folkestone: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/thedms.asp?dms=13&venue=3032656

For more information on the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014hl0d

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/