The paper will begin by considering the way in which experience gained in broadcasting, including Time Team, led to the creation of Access Cambridge Archaeology. It will then explore the impact that the public profile TV creates for archaeology had on the development and expansion of ACA programmes as it set out to reach a wider range of people. The paper will then examine the extent to which the expectations of those taking part on ACA activities correspond to what they expect from having watched archaeology on TV, and how this impacts on outcomes. Finally, it will consider they way in which the activities of ACA have themselves been picked up by, and presented in, broadcast media, and reflect on the difference between these and the way archaeology is often portrayed elsewhere in the media.
- The role of media in the rediscovery of Hope Taylor’s Bamburgh.
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