Hugh Dennis' new Channel 4 series filmed in Norfolk

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Comedian and actor, Hugh Dennis, filming for the Great British Dig - Credit: Sal La Bruja

Filming for The Great British Dig, a new Channel 4 series, has taken place in Norfolk, seen mostly around King's Lynn.

The Great British Dig follows Hugh Dennis and a team of expert archaeologists as they excavate back gardens across Britain, searching for treasures hidden beneath the surface.

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Part of the dig in King's Lynn for the Channel 4 series - Credit: Sal La Bruja

Several local homes have got involved, volunteering their back gardens for the programme.

They have been spotted filming in north Lynn, where they reportedly found a castle wall, and in The Walks, an 18th-century park, and on Losinga Road, where an excavator was used. 

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Part of the dig in King's Lynn for the Channel 4 series - Credit: Sal La Bruja

The filming is believed to have stopped, though some of the digs continue.


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The release date of The Great British Dig: History in your garden is currently unknown though a pilot episode was aired in April 2020, becoming More4's most successful stand-alone programme of the year.

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