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Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Yasmin Khan dig deeper into he fortunes of rich and poor in Georgian London through the excavations at St James's burial ground next to Euston station that will make way for the new HS2 terminus. They are on the hunt for the lost explorer who extended Britain's empire across the globe.

Series Cast

  1. Alice Roberts as Self - Presenter

    Alice Roberts

    Self - Presenter

    3 Episodes

  2. Yasmin Khan as Self - Presenter

    Yasmin Khan

    Self - Presenter

    3 Episodes

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Season 1

2020 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Britain's Biggest Dig premiered on September 15, 2020.

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Britain's Biggest Dig
Britain's Biggest Dig


Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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