The Great British Treasure Hunt
Number of Episodes
1 x 1hrs
Number of Series
Metal Detecting takes centre stage in this pilot television programme first broadcast on ITV4 in December 2020. Produced by the team behind Shed & Buried and Find It Fix It Flog It, Henry Cole's Great British Treasure Hunt challenges five teams of passionate metal detectorists to uncover the buried history in the grounds of a stately home, but there's a catch. They only have 48 hours to complete the task. In this one-off hour-long special, the detectorists were given exclusive access to Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, which was built in the 15th century on an even more historic site, where there is rumoured to be a buried hoard of Saxon coins. Whichever team finds the most valuable artefacts wins the day, although there will also be an award for the most historically significant find.
A new series has been commissioned and is scheduled to be broadcast early in 2022.