Long-running archaeological TV show Time Team has been in Suffolk recording a special episode at Sutton Hoo.

Original presenter Sir Tony Robinson has been at the Anglo-Saxon burial site near Woodbridge to film the special for the show's YouTube channel.

East Anglian Daily Times: A recreation of the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo helmetA recreation of the Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo helmet (Image: Phil Morley)

Time Team was broadcast for 20 years on Channel 4 and released almost 300 episodes, with each one featuring a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig over a three-day period.

After the show's original run ended in 2014, it returned as an online show earlier this year and is fan-funded via Patreon.

East Anglian Daily Times: Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge in east SuffolkSutton Hoo near Woodbridge in east Suffolk (Image: Newsquest)

Producers have confirmed Sir Tony and crew members have been recording at Sutton Hoo as part of the show's comeback, with the episode currently in development.

Time Team has worked alongside the National Trust to carry out new geophysical and aerial surveys at Sutton Hoo, where the remains of an Anglo-Saxon burial site were discovered by Basil Brown back in 1939.

It was hailed as one of the most significant archaeological discoveries at all time and was reimagined as a Netflix drama film in The Dig, which aired in January 2021.

East Anglian Daily Times: Netflix film The Dig was based on the discovery at Sutton HooNetflix film The Dig was based on the discovery at Sutton Hoo (Image: Larry Horricks/Netflix)

Sir Tony said: "It’s fantastic to be back. Time Team is part of the family to me and this really feels like coming home."

Tim Taylor, Time Team’s creator and series producer, added: "We’re delighted that Tony has returned home to host the specials documentaries, and we can’t wait to get started on our first new film together – hopefully the first of many."