Joining up the results of digs and investigations throughout the length of the country Alice reveals some astonishing results that are sometimes disturbing.
Episode 1 - The Romans
Roman finds include the mystery of 97 babies murdered beside the Thames, a fabulous Roman coin hoard found in Somerset and a man buried on top of a layer of dead animals.
Episode 2 - Prehistory
Humans are found to have lived in Britain earlier than previously thought when tools are unearthed in Norfolk, while some of our ancestors' customs are revealed at a dig in Orkney.
Episode 3 - Anglo-Saxons
Dr Alice Roberts visits Northumberland and Sittingbourne as she continues her year-long tour. Skeletons unearthed in Bamburgh tell of both violent death and tenderness.
Episode 4 - The Tudors
Exciting excavations. Dr Alice Roberts pays tribute to the Bard, visiting Shakespeare's first theatre in London's Shoreditch and sifting through the poet's rubbish!