The excavation of a Tudor mansion buried under Northwood Prep School is to be shown on television this weekend.

The Time Team dig will be broadcast this Sunday (March 3) at 5.25pm on Channel 4.

Tony Robinson and the rest of the team were at the school’s Moor Park site for a week in May 2012 to discover the secrets of ‘The Manor of the Moor’, a medieval manor which lies under the school’s rugby pitches.

The building was built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, chancellor to Henry VIII, as his family home was also home to the king’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon after their divorce.

During the dig, archaeologist Phil Harding said: "We are extending this trench because it contains the main turret for the gateway and we want to excavate it. The gateway would be the first thing people saw as they arrived so you would want it to look good.

"There is a lot of the building which we don't understand the function of. It will help us interpret and understand the layout of the building on the east side."