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Beeston Castle Roundhouse on TV

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We hope you got to see the Beeston Castle Roundhouse right here on the Sandstone Ridge featured in an episode of The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden, aired on More 4 on 5 January.

Fear not, if you missed it, it is available to watch CLICK HERE. Series 2, Episode 2.

Dr Caroline Pudney, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Programme Leader for BA Archaeology at the University of Chester, said "It was a great privilege to be asked to contribute to this exciting and engaging series, working alongside other archaeologists and crew to investigate evidence of later prehistoric roundhouses."

She added: "Getting to film at the reconstructed roundhouse at Beeston Castle, Cheshire, was a particular highlight."

In each episode, actor, comedian and host Hugh Dennis, and a team of expert archaeologists arrive in a different community, and set about unlocking clues to mysteries about the past by digging, with full agreement, in the gardens and community spaces of residents.

The show has been described by critics as a "lovely reminder of the history beneath your feet", with the community involvement and accessibility of the show being praised. In 2021, it was also nominated for Best Popular Factual Programme in the Broadcast Digital Awards.

Our image shows Dr Caroline Pudney and Hugh Dennis, at the roundhouse at Beeston Castle, filming for The Great British Dig — thanks to the University of Chester)