The success of The Dig, starring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes, has reignited public interest in the spectacular archaeological discovery at Sutton Hoo and the people behind it.

Here’s a collection of BBC archive clips (From The BBC archive website) – including first hand testimony from the real-life excavators themselves – about the extraordinary events of 1939, and further information about what happened to the Sutton Hoo site and the treasures uncovered from it.

Link to BBC archive