2nd March 2014: Time Team Special: Britain's Bronze Age Mummies
During August and December 2013, I was involved in the filming of a Time Team Special, that was to become "Britain's Bronze Age Mummies" at Low Hauxley (Northumberland) with the regular cast (below) Francis Pryor, Tony Robinson and Phil Harding, plus Dr Ffion Reynolds and green-screen filming in Bristol with members of Black Knight Historical.
The role at Low Hauxley was to take part as a Bronze Age Shaman "dancing" around a large fire on the beach at night. This sequence was used to promote the Time Team episode during the week and extensively during the programme itself.
At Bristol, the assembled crew were to perform several recconstructions of Bronze Age burials. My part was to lay two skeletons down in what was to become, a wooded area (with the help of CGI).
Before and after the "magic" of technology transforms the green-screen (above) to a realistic natural setting (below)
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(This was actually the second time I have appeared on Time Team - the first was in October 2010, when the crew were featuring the Roman villa in Litlington, Herts)