Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Blogging the BBC

Just spotted filming on location: Mary Beard and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill with the production company Lion TV.

Well, hardly spotted as I was helping make sure that things worked out for them at Herculaneum, but couldn't resist blogging about a fellow blogger. You can follow Mary's time filming in the Vesuvian area all this week on her blog A Don's Life, and the BBC should be showing the new documentary in late autumn in the UK at least.

At least one of the programme's themes seems to be toilets in the Roman world, which explains these photos of the team descending into Herculaneum's largest sewer. Other highlights include Andrew and Mary reenacting how to use a double latrine...

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