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16:00 - 22:00 19 January 2013

Digging the Past: Archaeology on TV


BFI Southbank (link Map)
Belvedere Road | London | SE1 8XT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Non BFI members £10 (£6.75 concessions) Joint ticket for all 3 sessions £21 (£13.80 concessions).

In association with The Petrie Museum, The Institute of Archaeology and the British Film Institute, present three sessions looking at the different aspects of television’s approach to archaeology and those often eccentric characters who presented the stories.

Chris Naunton (at 4:00pm) will present Tomb Raiders, a look at programmes covering excavations and discoveries and the men and women who made them.

Joe Flatman and Amara Thornton (at 6:20pm) will present Animal Vegetable Mineral, the BBC’s highbrow archaeology big hit of the 1960s, staring the legendary Mortimer Wheeler.

Debbie Challis and John J. Johnston (at 8:40pm) will present Dramatic Explorations archaeology and ancient Egypt as seen by TV fiction writers, including Dr Who: Tomb of the Cybermen and Primeval.


Helen Pike
0207 679 4138 | h.pike@ucl.ac.uk


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