Fans from all over the world have been signing an online petition to see Time Team come together one final time to do a Time Team special dig episode in memory of the late Professor Mick Aston.
Lee Brady who organised the campaign said "The Campaign has been going amazingly well, We have now over 7,600 signatures from fans from all around the world, We have even got support from Sir Tony Robinson, Helen Geake, Matthew Williams, John Gater & Francis Pryor from the show, Its building up so quick and it's something i started a few days after Mick sadly passed away. It would be great to do a episode in his memory, maybe everyone wearing those jumpers he used to wear. It should also be back to basics of pure archaeology with a proper research structure put in place and not just dig for digging sake for the episode."
Lee went on to say "I'd like to thank everyone who has signed the petition, If there is no more Time Team in the future at least this could be also an episode to go out with a bang. I'm sure there will be alot of interest because of the idea of it being dedicated to Mick Aston who deserves this because he has done so much for British Archaeology and featured in 19 out of 20 series of Time Team."
Sir Tony Robinson who supports the campaign said “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.”
You can also support & sign the Petition here.