WW2 Treasure Hunters pairs Britain’s foremost amateur WW2 detectorist with Madness frontman Suggs, as they uncover historical finds from across the UK. The 8 episode series, will see Suggs and WW2 militaria expert, Stephen Taylor, bring forgotten stories of World War Two back to life by unearthing artefacts from former military sites across the UK.
Using state-of-the-art technology, original WW2 archives and maps, the pair will work together to identify the best places to dig at forgotten sites, including former military bases, airfields, POW camps and barracks. Once located, they then go on to perform extensive digs to excavate the relics.
As the artefacts are unearthed, the presenters turn detective, revealing the stories and people behind the finds. They meet with survivors, experts and historians to understand what happened at each of the locations. Using the new discoveries, photographs, archive material, CGI and first person testimony, the new series will offer a new perspective on the Second World War and the people it affected. Coming later this year, exclusive to HISTORY.