TV DocumentariesApril 20 2008 at 7:00 AM
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Response to Re: History Channel Question
What is it youre looking for? I have just finished working on a TV documentary about the excavation of the last known dambuster Lancaster which will be on the History Channel and Channel 5 later this year. The first documentary you mention (the Ray Holmes 'live' dig in London) was made by the same director I think and was produced by Mentorn Films. The other one you mention might be the search for Baders Spitfire, during which they excavated two sites, bringing up a majority of the aircraft in one (although it turned out not to be Baders). That was an hour and a half special. There was also a 'Time Team' documentary in which they excavated a spitfire crash so it might have been that one. In the case of the last two, the 'diggers' were a lot of the same crowd we had on the lanc dig.
The History Channel often buys programmes from other stations (or part finances them) so it might be known as something else to most people. 'Time Team' is a long running series in the UK (if youre not familiar with it) usually excavating middle ages or Roman digs, that sort of thing. The Spitfire dig was the most watched of all but despite that they had little interest in doing a similar one. But it would be associated with time Team on Channel 4 in the UK rather than the History Channel.
Were you looking for copies of the documentaries? I possibly have all three on tape.