Time Team
Season 4
No. of episodes6
Original networkChannel 4
Original release5 January (1997-01-05) –
9 February 1997 (1997-02-09)
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This is a list of Time Team episodes from series 4.[1]


Series 4

Main article: List of Time Team episodes

Episode # refers to the air date order. The Time Team Specials are aired in between regular episodes, but are omitted from this list. Regular contributors on Time Team include: Tony Robinson (presenter); archaeologists Mick Aston, Phil Harding, Carenza Lewis; Beric Morley (historic buildings); Robin Bush (historian); Victor Ambrus (illustrator); Stewart Ainsworth (landscape investigator); John Gater, Chris Gaffney (geophysicists); Henry Chapman (surveyor); Sue Francis (graphics); Mark Corney (Roman expert).[2]

Episode # Series # Episode Title Location Coordinates Original airdate
161"Episode One (Maryland, USA)"St. Mary's City, Maryland, United States38°11′21″N 76°25′56″W / 38.189167°N 76.432222°W / 38.189167; -76.4322225 January 1997 (1997-01-05)
Recorded between 17 and 19 May 1996, the team go to St. Mary's City in Maryland to work with American archaeologists to look for evidence of the city founded by English colonists in 1634.[3] Different archaeological styles between American and British addressed, with the Time Team conducting geophys onsite for the first time. Finds: two buildings, including fort.
172"Episode Two (Mystery of the Cornish Skeletons)"Launceston, Cornwall50°38′23″N 4°20′03″W / 50.639822°N 4.334246°W / 50.639822; -4.33424612 January 1997 (1997-01-12)
Filmed between 22 and 24 March 1996. A local landowner has discovered human bones while installing water pipes. It is known to be the site of a former leper hospital, and a major crossing between Devon and Cornwall. How much more can Time Team discover about it? Phil uncovers a complete skeleton which has received a Christian burial, and which Osteoarchaeologist Margaret Cox identifies as a young adult female. She also examines the bone fragments for signs of leprosy. Juliet Griffin makes a herbal poultice to dress the lepers' wounds. Robin Bush looks at the 13th century charter granted to the hospital.[4][5]
183"Steam-Powered Mint"Soho, Birmingham52°29′55″N 1°55′26″W / 52.498633°N 1.923911°W / 52.498633; -1.92391119 January 1997 (1997-01-19)
Recorded between 5 and 7 April 1996, this episode sees the team try to discover what remains of Matthew Boulton's Soho Manufactory, an important factory and home to the world's first steam-powered mint, during the Industrial Revolution. They are joined by industrial archaeologist George Demidowicz.[6]
194"8th Century Church"Govan, Glasgow55°51′52″N 4°18′46″W / 55.864368°N 4.312815°W / 55.864368; -4.31281526 January 1997 (1997-01-26)
Filmed from 14 to 16 June 1996, in this episode the team try to find out why the graveyard of a 19th century church features large tortoise-shaped gravestones dating back to the Dark Ages.[7] The team are joined by Scottish prehistorian Anna Ritchie and archaeologist Steve Driscoll.
205"Norman and Medieval Castles"Malton, North Yorkshire54°08′04″N 0°47′33″W / 54.134507°N 0.792469°W / 54.134507; -0.7924692 February 1997 (1997-02-02)
Recorded between 5 and 7 July 1996, the team try to discover a medieval castle and a Jacobean mansion. Barry Scott (bladesmith) makes a sword using traditional techniques, and the Conquest Society demonstrates hand-to-hand combat with authentic armour and chainmail.[8]
216"Roman Villa"Netheravon, Wiltshire51°13′57″N 1°47′23″W / 51.232406°N 1.789822°W / 51.232406; -1.7898229 February 1997 (1997-02-09)
Filmed from 2 to 4 August 1996, this episode looks for a Roman villa that was first partially discovered 90 years before by William Hawley. Part of the site - a former army barracks - is covered in concrete, which at least protects what is underneath. But as they don't know exactly where the villa is, it could be a problem for both the diggers and the geophysics team. The team are joined by Duncan Coe (county archaeologist), Mark Corney (Roman buildings expert) and Lindsay Allason Jones (Roman finds).[9] At the end of day two Lindsay supervises an al fresco Roman-style meal. By day three they have the bare outline of a very substantial, high-status building complete with mosaic floors and central heating. But then unfortunately the time runs out.[10]


  1. ^ "Time Team episode guides, series 4". Channel 4. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  2. ^ "IMDB Episodes cast for Time Team". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ "1997-01-St Mary's City, Maryland, USA". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Time Team - Launceston, Cornwall". IMDB. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ "1997-02-Launceston, Cornwall". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  6. ^ "1997-03-Soho, Birmingham". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  7. ^ "1997-04-Govan, Glasgow". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  8. ^ "1997-05-Malton, North Yoshire". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  9. ^ "1997-06-Netheravon, Wiltshire". Unofficial Time Team Site. Retrieved 8 March 2008.
  10. ^ "Netheravon, Wiltshire". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
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