Hat Logo

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.

Online presentations, lectures, courses and study days too.

Mobile  07860 637301            Tel. 01423 203516
Also contactable by Facebook,  Linked In  & Twitter

Downloadable PRESS BIOG for Gillian here    
Media Showreel available here

Samples of media can be found below:

The Muddy Archaeologist on BBC Radio – Playlist

BBC Radio 2                       BBC Radio 4                          BBC Radio York

BBC World Service: Epic of Gilgamesh returns home

Television (TNT ‘Showcase’)

A range of sample videos are below:

Show Reel  Arts Society 2021


The Iron Age Nidderdale video blog supporting BBC 2’s ‘Digging for Britain’ series. Episode 1
Nidderdale excavations, supporting on line blog for BBC 2’s ‘Digging for Britain’ series
Gillian Hovell presents Iron Age Nidderdale video blog supporting BBC 2’s Digging for Britain, Episode 3
The Muddy Archaeologist presents the Iron Age Nidderdale Project Episode 4






Showreel Media 2021

Muddy Archaeologist June 2017

COMMISSION ME for your video and digital needs!

Scroll down for More Videos:  Tours – Archaeology – Interviews

A Spot of Fun : ‘Midnight Mastermind’ on BBC Radio 2’s OJ Borg at 12.30am Tuesday 13th November 2018

Sample Lecture



Nidderdale Pages interview the Muddy Archaeologist
Alistair Macdonald interviews Gillian Hovell at Society of Authors Alistair Macdonald interviews Gillian Hovell at the Society of Authors
The Arts Society (NADFAS) – What the Muddy Archaeologist can offer