Sunday, 6pm, ABC1
History and military buffs will dig this new Time Team- type series made in 2010 to mark the 70th anniversary of what Winston Churchill described as Britain’s ‘‘finest hour’’.
Archaeologist Jules Hudson and a team of historians are digging up streets in an effort to find relics from World War II. Like Time Team, plenty of air time goes to finding the dig site and the excavation rather than to what is actually found.
Of course, what they have to their advantage, unlike Time Team, is plenty of archival footage to pad out the show and, even better, people who were there at the time who can give their account of events.