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In August 1997, Time Team attempted their most ambitious project ever - three days of live excavation with the very real possibility of finding precisely nothing. The weekend ended with evidence of a Romano-British villa complex that is one of the largest ever found in Britain. This programme is an edited version of that weekend, capturing the key moments of exciting finds and day-by-day evidence of the growing extent of the site.
Three of the finds that particularly captured the atmosphere of the weekend are a roof tile bearing a Roman dog's paw print, a rare 'friendship' brooch and a perfectly preserved Roman 'plunge' bath. The programme includes startling new information about both the finds and the importance of the site for British archaeology.