Thursday, July 04, 2013

More4 tribute evening for Mick Aston, 13 July

More4 is planning an evening of programmes next Saturday (13 July) in memory of Professor Mick Aston, who died last week.

The evening, says the Channel 4 website, will see a combination of classic Time Team episodes featuring Mick Aston and his former colleagues sharing their memories of him.

And the site quotes Tony Robinson:
"Mick Aston was a great British eccentric; an atheist whose life's work was medieval monasticism, an anarchist who for many decades loyally fulfilled the labyrinthine requirements of his university and British television, and a grumpy old curmudgeon with the kindest of hearts and a great capacity for friendship. 
"His mission was sharing his passion for archaeology with ordinary people rather than keeping its secrets locked away behind the walls of Britain's universities."
Watch a video of Mick Aston in prime form.

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