Home  /  Specials  /  Would Phillipa Langley, Dan Snow Or James May Present New Series?

Bookies Reckon Richard III Mystery Could Lead To Return Of Time Team

Who would have thought that in this day and age, when prime time TV is laden with glamour, guts and Reality TV that one of the big five terrestrial broadcasters would capture the imagination of the nation with its investigation of Richard III's skeleton? Channel 4 commanded the attention of 3.7m viewers, twice its normal average for this slot on Monday, for its documentary on the legendary King and now as a result bookmakers Paddy Power are offering odds on the return of Time Team.

Ironically Channel 4 axed Time Team last year after a twenty year run in the belief that there was just not enough interest in things past. Paddy Power are offering odds of 4/1 that it will reappear in 2013. This could be a tempting little punt for the eagle eyed Novelty gamer. No other channel has found a pallatable format for an archeological theme, so the suggestion that Time Team should be resurrected seems timely and appropriate. Channel 4 have the knowledge, format and wherewithall to meet an obvious need with the British viewers and as the channel who has always sought individuality and edginess in its scheduling this could be a good choice for them.

Actor Tony Robinson, famed for his portrayal of Baldrick in Rowan Atkinson's Black Adder series, was the presenter of the last series, but mindful of the necessity for a revamp should it return, Paddy Power are offering another book on who would be the new presenter. Monday night's show was hosted by screenwriter Philippa Langley and on the back of her infectious enthusiasm and passion for the project she has gone straight to the top of the odds table at 6/1 to host the show.

Unsurprisingly the rest of the list contains a raft of serious broadcasting types who could win over the hearts and minds of the archeologically savvy.In second place is Dan Snow at 7/1 a man who already presents a variety of history based projects for the BBC, but has a gene pool that reflects credibility. His Father Jon Snow is only two places behind him at 10/1, suggesting that the Snow's CVs are in themselves proof positive that they are made for the position.

There are other names on the list that are less obvious on an intellectual level but perhaps have personalities that would draw a broader spectrum of folk to Time Team should it retuen. James May and Richard Hammond of Top Gear notoriety at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively could be just the enthusiastic clowns that Channel 4 would want to embrace but their BBC contracts could be prohibitive. Also there would be little petrol head adrenalin action in the dust and bones of an archeological dig.

Make no mistake, Time Team did end last year and the presenters job does not even exist but the figures that Channel 4 bathed in on Monday could well be generating some hurried boardroom and production meetings as we speak. This is certainly a punt worth looking at

Time Team Odds

Odds plus a host of Novelty Betting Opportunities courtesy of Paddy Power

Channel 4 to announce a permanent recommission of Time Team in 2013 4/1

NEXT TIME TEAM PRESENTER
Philippa Langley 6/1
Dan Snow 7/1
Mary Beard 8/1
Jon Snow 10/1
James May 10/1
Kirsty Allsopp 12/1
Richard Hammond 12/1
Dermot Murnaghan 12/1
Kirsty Young 14/1
Jeremy Vine 14/1
Kirsty Wark 20/1
Angus Deayton 20/1
Davina McCall 25/1
Konnie Huq 25/1
Phillip Schofield 25/1
David Dickinson 25/1
Fiona Phillips 16/1
Emma Forbes 33/1
Graham Norton 40/1
Jeremy Clarkson 50/1

10 Latest Specials Articles

Chris Froome and Lewis Hamilton top the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year bettingChris Froome and Lewis Hamilton top the 2015 Sports Personality of the Year betting
McCoy, Katarina JT And Root Also Feature
28th Jul
The Voice Final Betting Has McCrorie As Clear FavouriteThe Voice Final Betting Has McCrorie As Clear Favourite
Lucy O'Byrne Could Be Voters Choice On Saturday Night.
2nd Apr
Stevie McCrorie Emmanuel Nwamadi Put Ricky Wilson In Winning Position With Voice BettingStevie McCrorie Emmanuel Nwamadi Put Ricky Wilson In Winning Position With Voice Betting
Vikesh Champenari Dark Horse On The Voice
19th Mar
Stevie McCrorie Still In Pole Position In Voice BettingStevie McCrorie Still In Pole Position In Voice Betting
Rick Wilson Favourite Coach With Bookies
13th Mar
Novelty Punters Assess Coalition Betting OpportunityNovelty Punters Assess Coalition Betting Opportunity
Green Party Long Odds To Be Successful
9th Mar
Emmanuel Nwamadi One To Look Out For In The Voice BettingEmmanuel Nwamadi One To Look Out For In The Voice Betting
Ricky Wilson Poised To Take Winning Manager Market
5th Mar
Novelty Punters Use Big Brother Knowledge In General Election BettingNovelty Punters Use Big Brother Knowledge In General Election Betting
Coalition Forecasts Most Lucrative Bets
27th Feb
Voice Coaches Exert Influence On Betting MarketsVoice Coaches Exert Influence On Betting Markets
Will.i.am Poised For Success
26th Feb
Bobby Beale Continues As Favourite For Lucys MurderBobby Beale Continues As Favourite For Lucys Murder
Prices For Billy Mitchell Shoren Dramatically
19th Feb
Lucy Beale Murder Market Becomes More VolatileLucy Beale Murder Market Becomes More Volatile
Beale Family Suspects Trend In Eastenders Betting
12th Feb

Headline News

Treble pays just under 4/1Bankers Bet Back Southampton West Ham And Chelsea To Triumph In The Treble
Treble Pays Just Under 4/1
The betting is tight for Goodwood handicapMunaaser Tipped To Make The Most Of A Favourable Draw In The Betfred Mile
The Betting Is Tight For Goodwood Handicap
A preview of the Challenge Cup semi-finalsLeeds And Warrington Can Book Their Places At Wembley
A Preview Of The Challenge Cup Semi-finals
Ronaldo tipped to shineReal Madrid V AC Milan Odds Back Both Teams To Score In Shanghai
Ronaldo Tipped To Shine
2015/16 League One Betting PreviewBradford Can Build On Cup Exploits To Gain League One Promotion
2015/16 League One Betting Preview

Open a Paddy Power account by using any link on this site, place your first bet and Paddy Power will match it with a free bet, up to £50.

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a sign up bonus offer of £200 with bet365.

  • bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 sign up offer at bet365

Ladbrokes are one of the best known bookmakers in the UK and are offering a free £25 bet when you sign up as a new customer. Register using the bonus code F25 and they'll match your first bet with a free bet up to £25.

Open Account - Bet with Ladbrokes - Click Here

Betfred will give you a free £30 bet when you open a new account and have a first bet of at least £10.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Have a bet of at least £10
  • Betfred will give you a free £30 bet

Open Account - Bet £10 Get 30 with Betfred

Get free bets totalling £50 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • Place your first bet with a stake of just £50.
  • Skybet will give you a £50 free bet!
  • Skybet will also give you a £5 free bet every week!

Open Account - Get £50 in free bets with Sky Bet

Open an account with online bookmaker BetVictor and get £50 in free bets. Bet £10 and get £10 free on your first bet, then receive three further free bets up to he value of £50 in total.

Open Account - Open a new account at BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo