Professor Timothy Taylor is a British television producer best known for his work as the originator and producer of Channel 4's popular archaeology series Time Team . He is an Executive Producer for Time Team America .
Taylor spent five years teaching, including two years VSO in Thailand, after completing a degree at the University of Birmingham and a PGCE at the University of Exeter. On leaving teaching he set up a company which specialised in producing educational programmes for schools. Today, Taylor is an independent writer and producer of archaeology programmes. He devised the format for Channel 4's Time Team ,which was developed from an earlier Channel 4 series Time Signs , first broadcast in 1991. Produced by Taylor, it featured Mick Aston and Phil Harding, who both went on to appear on Time Team. He also produced the spin-off series History Hunters , Time Team Digs and Time Team Live .
Taylor is a Visiting Industrial Professor for the Public Understanding of Archaeology at the University of Bristol,and has written a series of best selling books including The World Atlas of Archaeology in collaboration with Professor Mick Aston, The Ultimate Time Team Companion: An Alternative History of Britain, Behind the Scenes at Time Team, Digging the Dirt and Time Team: A Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain and Ireland.
Taylor recently received a Visiting Professorship in 'Archaeology in the Media' from the University of Exeter.
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, television presenter and political activist. He played Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and has hosted several historical documentaries including the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. He has also written 16 children's books.
Time Team is a British television programme that originally aired on Channel 4 from 16 January 1994 to 7 September 2014. Created by television producer Tim Taylor and presented by actor Tony Robinson, each episode featured a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig over a period of three days, with Robinson explaining the process in lay terms. The specialists changed throughout the programme's run, although it consistently included professional archaeologists such as Mick Aston, Carenza Lewis, Francis Pryor and Phil Harding. The sites excavated ranged in date from the Palaeolithic to the Second World War.
Michael Antony Aston was an English archaeologist who specialised in Early Medieval landscape archaeology. Over the course of his career, he lectured at both the University of Bristol and University of Oxford and published fifteen books on archaeological subjects. A keen populariser of the discipline, Aston was widely known for appearing as the resident academic on the Channel 4 television series Time Team from 1994 to 2011.
Philip Harding DL FSA is a British field archaeologist. He has become a familiar face on the Channel 4 television series Time Team. Harding trained on various excavations with the Bristol University Extra Mural Department and other bodies from 1966; he has been a professional archaeologist since 1971.
Professor Carenza Rachel Lewis is a British academic archaeologist and television presenter.
Kevin Paul Jackson, credited as Paul Jackson; sometimes as K. Paul Jackson, is a British television director, producer and executive, known for his production roles within the BBC, ITV, and previously, Carlton and Granada. His most famous television works includes Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Two Ronnies, and The Young Ones. He was additionally the original producer for the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. In 2006, Jackson was named Director of Comedy and Entertainment at ITV.
Bob Clarke, born in Scarborough in 1964 is an English archaeologist and historian. He gained a PhD at Exeter and is published widely. Current themes of research include the use of selected space to enact organised events and the landscape archaeology of defence.
Peter Lord, CBE is an English animator, film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay-animated films and shorts, particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace and Gromit. He also directed The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! which was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.
Guy Martyn Thorold Huchet de la Bédoyère is a British historian, who has published widely on Roman Britain and other subjects; and has appeared regularly on the Channel 4 archaeological television series Time Team, starting in 1998.
Justin David Pollard is a British historian, television producer, writer and entrepreneur. He is best known for his work on such films as Elizabeth and Pirates of the Caribbean and TV series including Vikings and The Tudors. He is also a co-founder of the publishing company Unbound.
Alice May Roberts is an English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter and author. Since 2012 she has been Professor of the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Since 2019, she has been President of the charity Humanists UK, which campaigns for state secularism and for "a tolerant world where rational thinking and kindness prevail".
Mark Chatwin Horton, FSA is a British maritime and historical archaeologist, television presenter and writer
Time Signs is a British television series that aired on Channel 4 in 1991. Presented by Mick Aston, the series tells the story of a Devon valley throughout history. Phil Harding does some reconstruction archaeology. The series was narrated by Ray Brooks.
History Hunters is a British television series that aired on Channel 4 from 1998 to 1999. Presented by the actor Tony Robinson, the show was a spin-off of the archaeology series Time Team, first broadcast on Channel 4 in 1994. The series is also known as Time Team: History Hunters.
Time Team Digs is a British television series that aired on Channel 4 in 2002. Presented by the actor Tony Robinson, the show is a spin-off of the archaeology series Time Team, that first aired on Channel 4 in 1994. It is also known as Time Team Digs: A History of Britain.
Roadford Lake, also known as Roadford Reservoir is a man-made reservoir fed by the River Wolf. It is located to the north-east of Broadwoodwidger in West Devon, eight miles (13 km) east of Launceston and is the largest area of fresh water in the southwest of England. Operated by South West Water, it directly supplies water for North Devon. It also supplies Plymouth and southwest Devon via releases into the River Tamar for abstraction at Gunnislake. It is a Local Nature Reserve.
Robin James Edwin Bush was the resident historian for the first nine series of Channel 4's archaeology series Time Team, appearing in 39 episodes between 1994 and 2003. He also presented eight episodes of Time Team Extra in 1998.
John Selwyn Winzer Gilbert is a BAFTA nominated British television scriptwriter, director and producer who joined the BBC in 1969 as a Production Director to help to set up the Open University and who between 1979 and 1983 made a number of documentaries about the excavation and raising of the Mary Rose.
Dr. Alan George Vince was a British archaeologist who transformed the study of Saxon, medieval and early modern ceramics through the application of petrological, geological and archaeological techniques. He was also a passionate and conscientious teacher and a pioneer in the use of computers and the internet in archaeology.
Ernest Braun was a British-Austrian scholar in technology policy and technology assessment.