Time Team as a series is now part of television history and last weekend was the first without an episode on Channel 4. Fans of the show however haven’t downed tools and are continuing their historic battle of sorts to save the show and restore it to its rightful place in the schedules.
A petition, started earlier this year, to keep the show in production currently has over 3,500 signatures and already has some celebrity support with actor John Challis promoting the cause.
Lee Brady, behind the campaign, told us; “We are aiming to get some more celebrity support from Stephen Fry and Eddie Izzard”, adding, “We are getting a lot of views and followers on both Twitter & Facebook.”
“With Time Team now finished it will have hit a lot of fans on Sunday when there was no airing of episodes on Channel 4.” Lee notes, “Many viewers looked forward to there Sunday off work relaxing and watching Time Team and learning more about History before starting work Monday. So, I’m very sure a lot more fans will follow our ‘Save Time Team’ Campaign.”
News of the Save Time Team campaign is spreading with regular Time Team members Raksha Dave and Francis Pryor following on twitter the developments.
Lee is also looking at other potential broadcasters who may be interested in the Tony Robinson fronted series;
“We are looking at contacting the ‘Yesterday and Discovery’ channels very soon. Don’t forget that each fan who signs up to our petition will also qualify for a full DVD Boxset of every series to be released as well as all Live and special episodes.”
Save Time Team petition can be found here