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Sutton Hoo

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The Million-Pound Grave
In the summer of 1939, three men from Suffolk made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the British Isles - the discovery of a spectacular hoard of royal regalia buried in the midst of the ghost outline of a great wooden ship. The Sutton Hoo treasure is now one of the show pieces of the British Museum and has been the subject of 20 years of analysis and research. First shown in August 1965, tonight's film brought Sutton Hoo to an immense audience. It is the unchanging and fascinating story of that incredible discovery as told by the excavators themselves - a timeless story which loses nothing in its retelling. Introduced by Sir David Wilson
Dr Rupert Bruce Mitford Original 1965 narrator Nicholas Thomas
Original 1965 production: PAUL JOHNSTONE Revised version:
Executive producer BRUCE NORMAN Producer RAY SUTCLIFFE (R)

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Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Introduced By: Sir David Wilson
Introduced By: Dr Rupert Bruce Mitford
Narrator: Nicholas Thomas
Unknown: Paul Johnstone
Producer: Bruce Norman
Producer: Ray Sutcliffe

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