History has commissioned a brand new series from which pairs Madness frontman Suggs with Britain’s foremost amateur Second World War detectorist, as they uncover historical finds from across the UK.
WW2 Treasure Hunters (w/t), will see Suggs and World War Two expert Stephen Taylor bring forgotten stories of the war back to life, by unearthing rare artefacts from former military sites across the UK.
Using archives, maps and state-of-the-art technology, the duo will work together to identify the best places to dig at forgotten sites, including airfields, barracks and military bases.
Once they have been located, they will go on to perform extensive digs to excavate the relics.
Using photographs, archive material, CGI and first-person testimony, the eight-part series aims to bring a new, fresh perspective on the Second World War and the people it affected.
VP of Programming for A+E Networks UK Dan Korn said: “WW2 Treasure Hunters continues our ambition to explore periods of historical importance, in new, dynamic, ways. In this series, history enthusiast, Suggs, and WW2 relics expert Stephen Taylor, investigate previously unexplored sites to reveal the relics and mementos left behind from a nation at war.”
Emma Read, Managing Director of Emporium Productions and executive producer, said: “As memories fade and relics are lost to the earth, it’s vital that we document our shared experience of a brutal war here in Britain before it’s too late. WW2 Treasure Hunters reveals evidence of the hidden history of long forgotten military sites that were vital in that struggle, as well as the people who worked so hard for victory.”
The new series will air on History in the UK later this year.