Appearance as expert on historic landfill in BBC documentary.

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Appearance in BBC science documentary, 'The Secret Life of Landfill'. I appeared as an expert, leading the first of three digs on historic landfill sites. My research into the beginnings of our throwaway society underpinned the narrative of the documentary (concerning how we became waste-makers). There was associated local press coverage in the Yarmouth Mercury and regional radio coverage on BBC Radio Norfolk.

Period20 Aug 2018 → 23 Aug 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • Title'The Secret Life of Landfill'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC4/ Tern TV
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size90 minutes
    DescriptionI appeared in this 90-minute BBC4 documentary as an adviser. I led the first of three archaeological digs into historic landfill sites, and feature as an expert on the programme.
    Producer/AuthorBBC4/ Tern TV
    PersonsTom Licence
  • TitleInterview with BBC Radio Norfolk
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Norfolk
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size5-7 mins
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAn interview with BBC Radio Norfolk at 4.40pm on 23 August 2018 in preparation for the showing of the documentary 'The Secret Life of Landfill' that evening.
    Producer/AuthorBBC Radio Norfolk
  • TitleCoverage in Yarmouth Mercury
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletYarmouth Mercury
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe dig in Great Yarmouth was also covered by the Yarmouth Mercury newspaper (print and online).
    Producer/AuthorYarmouth Mercury