3rd October 2013:

A TV crew from the BBC’s Inside Out South programme visited this summer’s excavation in the allotments overlying the south-west quarter of the Roman town at Dorchester-on-Thames.

The fieldwork, run by Oxford Archaeology, the University of Oxford’s School of Archaeology, Dorchester Abbey Museum, and the people of the village of Dorchester-on-Thames, forms part of the Discovering Dorchester (Oxfordshire) project, which began in 2007, and from 2008 was funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund and specifically targeted at education, outreach and community involvement.

Inside Out’s Jon Cuthill headed to the site to find out why people settled there in the past and what makes the area such a key site for British archaeology. Click here to watch the programme on BBC iPlayer.