The Dig

John Preston's account of a major archaeological excavation at Sutton Hoo in 1939.

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0120080915

Peggy and her husband interrupt their honeymoon as they are called to take part in Britain's most significant archaeological excavation.

Peggy Piggott....Anna Madeley

Stuart Piggott....Bertie Carvel

Rory Lomax....Alex Wyndham

Charles Phillips....Stephen Critchlow

Robert Pretty....Ryan Watson

Edith Pretty....Joan Walker

Basil Brown....Sam Dale

Reid Moir....Nyasha Hatendi

Will/Grately/Vuilamy....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

0220080916

2/5.

Peggy has found gold.

Basil Brown explains how he first found traces of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship.

Peggy Piggott....Anna Madeley

Stuart Piggott....Bertie Carvel

Rory Lomax....Alex Wyndham

Charles Phillips....Stephen Critchlow

Robert Pretty....Ryan Watson

Edith Pretty....Joan Walker

Basil Brown....Sam Dale

Reid Moir....Nyasha Hatendi

Will/Grately/Vuilamy....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

0320080917

3/5.

As Peggy's husband leaves the site to discuss finds with the British Museum, Rory Lomax arrives at Sutton Hoo and introduces her to the nightingale's song.

Peggy Piggott....Anna Madeley

Stuart Piggott....Bertie Carvel

Rory Lomax....Alex Wyndham

Charles Phillips....Stephen Critchlow

Robert Pretty....Ryan Watson

Edith Pretty....Joan Walker

Basil Brown....Sam Dale

Reid Moir....Nyasha Hatendi

Will/Grately/Vuilamy....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

0420080918

4/5.

As the public are invited to see the excavations, a row erupts over where the treasure is to be kept.

Peggy Piggott....Anna Madeley

Stuart Piggott....Bertie Carvel

Rory Lomax....Alex Wyndham

Charles Phillips....Stephen Critchlow

Robert Pretty....Ryan Watson

Edith Pretty....Joan Walker

Basil Brown....Sam Dale

Reid Moir....Nyasha Hatendi

Will/Grately/Vuilamy....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

0520080919

5/5.

As war is declared, work stops on the dig.

A major chapter in Peggy's life comes to an end.

Peggy Piggott....Anna Madeley

Stuart Piggott....Bertie Carvel

Rory Lomax....Alex Wyndham

Charles Phillips....Stephen Critchlow

Robert Pretty....Ryan Watson

Edith Pretty....Joan Walker

Basil Brown....Sam Dale

Reid Moir....Nyasha Hatendi

Will/Grately/Vuilamy....Dan Starkey

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer