Gillian Hovell, ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’ is a freelance archaeologist & ancient historian.
Available for engaging, passionate & expert comment and insights.
Also for factual documentaries & series: Television, radio & podcasts.
Samples of media appearances can be found in the links below
Also filtered collections can be found on YouTube playlists: The Muddy Archaeologist: on the BBC (TV & Radio); BBC Radio; BBC TV; on screen interviews; on radio; on archaeological discoveries; on archaeological issues, news & exhibitions; on ancient Britain; around the Mediterranean; on site; showreels;
TV / ON SCREEN
Coming soon, Spring 2023: Sky series Sex: A Bonkers History, with Amanda Holden.
BBC News Channel on the Nobel Prize award for the Neanderthal DNA 3 Oct 2022
TalkRadio TV on decapitated Romans in cemetery on HS2 dig. 9 Feb 2022
TRT ‘Showreel’ Turkey’s international culture show on the British Museum’s ‘Troy’ exhibition
BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme Virtual displays in museums 14 Dec 2021
BBC World Service: Epic of Gilgamesh returns home October 2021
BBC Radio 4 ‘Broadcasting House’ Richard III Fever & Community Archaeology
BBC Radio Live Five Drought reveals sunken archaeology in rivers and reservoirs August 2022
Roman Mausoleum found in Southwark, London (& why the Muddy Archaeologist is so moved by Beauty & the Beast music!). June 2023
OJ Borg Midnight Mastermind – Tutankhamun Nov 2022
OJ Borg Midnight Mastermind – Latin Nov 2019
BBC Scotland Drought reveals sunken archaeology in rivers and reservoirs August 2022
BBC Radio Jersey How history changes with new discoveries April 2022
BBC Radio Bristol Nail clipping in the 13th century … Jan 2022
BBC Radio York Neolithic Salt production in North Yorkshire March 2021
BBC Radio Stoke Roman villa unearthed in Scarborough 19 April 2021
BBC Radio Newcastle Launch of ‘Visiting the Past’ book by Gillian Hovell 2010
Two Lochs Radio Launch of ‘Visiting the Past’ book by Gillian Hovell 2010
Stray fm ‘Visiting the Past’ 2010
A range of other sample videos are below:
Show Reel Arts Society 2021
Muddy Archaeologist June 2017
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A Spot of Fun : ‘Midnight Mastermind’ on BBC Radio 2’s OJ Borg at 12.30am Tuesday 13th November 2018