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Time Team: Series 16, 2008 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.
The Trouble with Temples - Friars Wash
The Wedding Present - Scargill Castle
Heroes' Hill - Knockdhu
Toga Town - Caerwent
Blood, Sweat and Beers - Risehill
Buried Bishops and Belfries - Salisbury
Anarchy in the UK - Radcot
Mystery of the Ice Cream Villa - Colworth
Hermit Harbour - Looe
Called to the Bar - Lincoln's Inn
Beacon of the Fens - Warboys
The Hollow Way - Ulnaby
Skeletons in the Shed - Blythburgh

Anarchy in the UK - Radcot

This week Tony and the Team find themselves in a peaceful waterside field beside the oldest bridge over the higher reaches of the River Thames in Oxfordshire which looks to be the perfect setting for an assault.

Archaeologists believe an impressive stronghold was built in Radcot to control the river crossing during the 12th-century civil war, but the theory has never been proved. The Team have to uncover what looks like the remains of a large medieval castle buried under the grass.

Could this be all that remains of a long-lost fortress built during one of the bloodiest episodes of English history: The Anarchy of the 12th century?
As the dig goes on the site proves to be more complex than first thought, with artefacts from both the 12th and 17th centuries being unearthed.

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