Time Team (Series 5)

Time Team Series 5
No. of episodes 8
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 4 January 1998 (1998-01-04) – 1 March 1998 (1998-03-01)

This is a list of time team episodes from series 5. Each episode in this series is accompanied by an episode of Time Team Extra where the team's historian Robin Bush and a guest look back at the respective excavation.


Series 5

Episode # refers to the air date order. The Time Team Specials are aired in between regular episodes, but are omitted from this list
Episode # Series # Episode Title Location Coordinates Original airdate
23 1 "Episode One" Richmond, Surrey 4 January 1998 (1998-01-04)
Filmed between 25 and 27 July 1997, this episode sees the team go to Richmond to try and discover more about Richmond Palace. Experimental demonstration: Renaissance perfume-making.[1]
24 2 "Episode Two" Greylake, Somerset 11 January 1998 (1998-01-11)
Recorded between 17 and 19 March 1997, in this episode they try to find an ancient wooden track way while also trying to build a replica of a track way.[2]
25 3 "Episode Three" Sanday, Orkney 18 January 1998 (1998-01-18)
Filmed between 7 and 9 June 1997, the team travel to Orkney after some school children wrote to them saying they thought a local mound has Viking origins.[3]
26 4 "Turkdean" Turkdean, Gloucestershire 25 January 1998 (1998-01-25)
Highlights from Time Team Live 1997, the team go to Gloucestershire in search of a Roman villa.[4]
27 5 "Episode Five" Deya, Majorca, Spain 1 February 1998 (1998-02-01)
Recorded between 9 and 11 May 1997, the team are in Majorca where an American archaeologist believes he has found a Beaker settlement.[5]
28 6 "Episode Six" Aston Eyre, Shropshire 8 February 1998 (1998-02-08)
Filmed between 27 and 29 June 1997, the team go to Shropshire and search for a complex of medieval buildings in Aston Eyre, where the only remaining building is a farmhouse that used to be a gatehouse. Finds: water system including fish ponds, dendrodating of beams providing solid dates, potential earlier structure found at end of day three, but time ran out before they could determine what it was.[6]
29 7 "Episode Seven" Downpatrick, County Down 22 February 1998 (1998-02-22)
Recorded between 19 and 21 February 1997, they look for the early monastic buildings on Cathedral Hill, where according to legend St. Patrick built a monastery and was buried. Experimental demonstration: illuminated manuscript and vellum making.[7]
30 8 "Episode Eight" High Worsall, North Yorkshire 1 March 1998 (1998-03-01)
Filmed between 10 and 12 October 1997, Time Team go to High Worsall, near Middlesbrough, a village that almost completely disappeared hundreds of years ago. Finds: 14th century buildings and manor house, pristine spindle-whorl. Experimental demonstration: fishing and cooking caught fish. Also, historians Robin Bush and Dawn Hadley are followed while they research the village and create a timeline.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "1998 - 01 - Richmond, Surrey". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. ^ "1998 - 02 - Greylake, Somerset". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ "1998 - 03 - Sanday, Orkney Islands". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  4. ^ "1998: Series Five". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  5. ^ "1998 - 05 - Deya, Mallorca, Spain". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  6. ^ "1998 - 06 - Aston Eyre, Shropshire". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  7. ^ "1998 - 07 - Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  8. ^ "1998 - 08 - High Worsall, North Yorkshire". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 

External links

  • Time Team at Channel4.com
  • siteTime TeamThe Unofficial Fan site
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