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'What's she got that I haven't?' Veteran quits as Cambridge beauty joins TV's Time Team

Tony Robinson and Mick Aston (Time Team: TV archaeology)

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Time Team's Mick Aston dies at the age of 66: Archaeologist known for colourful jumpers starred in 19 series of hit show

Former Time Team archeologist and broadcast Mick Aston died aged 66

Gilded silver ewer with dancing women; Sassanian period; 5th - 6th century A.D. In the collection of the Reza Abbasi Museum, Tehran.

Time Team -- My current obsession. There are over 20 years of shows that are all about archaeology in Great Britain

Jar with winged bulls and flanking palmettes Period: Iron Age III Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Geography: Iran, said to be from Ziwiye

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Mick Aston passed away on 24 June. Familiar to millions for his work on Time Team, Mick’s passion for archaeology and gentle good humour inspired countless viewers to follow in his footsteps. A longstanding friend ofCurrent Archaeology, we were thrilled when he started writing a column for us and were looking forward to following his fieldwork exploits in Winscombe for many years to come. Alas, it was not to be.

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Time Team's final dig: Tony Robinson's series 'that brought archaeology to the masses' is axed by Channel 4 after 20 years

Axed: Archaeology programme Time Team, presented by Tony Robinson, second left, is being pulled from the schedules after 20 years after viewing figures fell to one million