1994 Series, Episode 03 - Much Wenlock, Shropshire
The New Town Of A Norman Prince
Tony Robinson: This is Much Wenlock in Shropshire, typical little peaceful English backwater. 1500 years ago it was next to nothing, but 500 years later it was a big bustling medieval market town. How come?
Was it swept along in some really interesting major historical events do you think? Or has it just slowly changed by the old forces of economics? Maybe it was adopted by some historical figure who just liked the place and wanted to tart it up a bit.
Time team is in Much Wenlock this week because we got a letter from Mr Gerry Bowden. Maybe his request will unlock some answers, because there must have been scores of little settlements dotted around here in the dark ages so what was so special about this place?
Gerry Bowden: Dear Mick and Time Team, Recently, when lowering our area of our garden we found signs of old foundations. Local archaeologist Dr Horton considers these may be the remains of one of the first houses to be built in the town. Is he right, and just how did Much Wenlock grow to be the busy place it is today?
Presenter: Tony Robinson.
The Time Team: Mick Aston, Geraldine Barber, Carenza Lewis, Phil Harding, Robin Bush and Victor Ambrus.
Geophysics Team: Chris Whelan, Bob Milligan and Oliver Butler.
Cameras: Nick Dance, Mike Brennan and Graham Geddis.
Sound: Steve Shearn, Doug Dreger, Rex Phillips and Tim Butcher.
Graphics: Sue Francis and Steve Breeze.
Original Music: Graeme Pleeth.
Communications: Joe Ellison.
Set designer: Hamish Darlington.
Gaffer: Trevor Hale.
Off-line editor: Martin Lee.
On-line: Roger Watling.
Dubbing Mixer: Colin Martin.
Production Manager: Diana Hunter.
Research: Ella Galinski and Joanna Scofield.
Archaeological consultant: Mick Aston.
Local Archaeological consultants: Dr Paul Stamper and Dr Mark Horton .
Associate producer: Tony Robinson.
Exectutive producer: Jim Manson.
Producer: Tim Taylor.
Director: Graham Dixon.
|Filmed:||09th, 10th and 11th April 1993.|
|First Broadcast:||30th January 1994, on Channel 4.|