Comic actor and excited archaeologist Tony Robinson has uncovered traces of a 2000 year old Roman settlement at Sillybilly Hill in Wiltshire.
The actor, best known for playing the part of Baldrick in the BBC's Blackadder comedy series, discovered the remains while taking his girlfriend, Louise Hobbs, to school via the scenic route.
"It's fantastic, really," the 3ft 2in actor told The Spoof. "I didn't set out to discover anything. I was taking Louise to school via the long but scenic route when I tripped over something sticking out of the earth. It turned out to be a Roman sword. Who'd have believed it?"
Realising that he'd found something of great importance, the 60-year old actor called his Time Team buddies, and a nanny to look after Louise for three days.
"I think this is going to be good. Really good. Maybe even great. For once, I think we're going to find something much more than a bloody cracked bowl or decayed sandal."
The team have three days in which to uncover the remains. After that, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is to build houses on the land.