Tony Robinson talks of support for Dig4Mick campaign
THE campaign to set up a tribute dig for the late West archaeologist Mick Aston has received publicised support from presenter and Blackadder star, Tony Robinson.
In a Radio Times interview, published last Saturday, the actor spoke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival about how he is involved with the campaign from ‘behind the scenes’.
He is commented as saying: “I’m part of it behind the scenes. Who knows? There are always political problems; certainly as far as televising the dig is concerned, I think Channel 4 might be uneasy about bringing Time Team back to life because they might feel that they would be subject to even more flack than they got when they cancelled it in the first place.
“From my point of view, I think it would be a wonderful thing to do.
“Mick, as most of you will know, left Time Team in a bit of a grump – he left every organisation he ever worked for in a bit of a grump so it’s quite extraordinary he spent 20 years with us before he did.
“I would love to see one final Time Team conducted in the very best way it possibly could be and let’s hope the Time Team campaign succeeds.”
Lee Brady, the fan who started the campaign, said: “I was hoping from the very start of the campaign that we could get support from the people that were on Time Team.
“To get Tony’s support is amazing and big news to all us fans.
Fans are tweeting #Dig4Mick in support of the campaign which has reached as far as Australia.