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BrilloPad
8th February 2012, 12:46
Mick Aston quits Time Team after producers hire former model co-presenter - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/9068025/Mick-Aston-quits-Time-Team-after-producers-hire-former-model-co-presenter.html)

Lets hope Mary-Ann does not mind getting dirty.

OwlHoot
8th February 2012, 12:52
Terrible news - If Phil Harding goes too, that'll be pretty much the end for Time Team :eyes

Why can't these effing producers leave things alone? :mad

SimonMac
8th February 2012, 12:52
I hope she follows the Charlie Dimmock approach to her wardrobe :tongue

BrilloPad
8th February 2012, 12:54
Terrible news - If Phil Harding goes too, that'll be pretty much the end for Time Team :eyes

Why can't these effing producers leave things alone? :mad

Are you suggesting there should be actual educational content and not just entertainment? You will never fit in with the chavs like that.

Spacecadet
8th February 2012, 12:57
Terrible news - If Phil Harding goes too, that'll be pretty much the end for Time Team :eyes

Why can't these effing producers leave things alone? :mad

She's hardly some thicko though:


Miss Ochota, 30, holds a master’s degree in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University

Or are the resident sexists assuming girl ex-model can't have a brain as well?

doodab
8th February 2012, 12:59
She has a masters in archeology, so if that's the reason he's quit then he's a dick, although he seems more displeased about the decision to dumb it down than having to work with her.

DimPrawn
8th February 2012, 13:02
You expecting me to sit there and stare into her gaping hole whilst she grabs some old bone and tugs it off?

BrilloPad
8th February 2012, 13:03
Or are the resident sexists assuming girl ex-model can't have a brain as well?

ex-models can have a brain? what would they want that for?

SimonMac
8th February 2012, 13:05
You expecting me to sit there and stare into her gaping hole whilst she grabs some old bone and tugs it off?

No we assume you will be tugging along too

vetran
8th February 2012, 13:20
An email to archaeologists last year from Wildfire Television, which makes the programme, said it was seeking a female co-presenter who “does not have to be overly experienced or knowledgeable as we have plenty of expertise within the existing team”.

Look forward to more dumbing down.

Hopefully she being competent may be able to do 'eye candy' and explain the dig.

from the look of the clothes in the photo Charlie Dimmock like moments may be available. Though not necessarily fully excavated.

Pogle
8th February 2012, 20:06
Terrible news - If Phil Harding goes too, that'll be pretty much the end for Time Team :eyes

Why can't these effing producers leave things alone? :mad

WOHS

TimberWolf
8th February 2012, 21:28
Awful, no pictures of Mary-Ann Ochota at all.

Here's a pic to make up for the lack of a proper Daily Mail citation and the absence of rectification by the OP

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/08/article-2097965-11A18E64000005DC-556_636x405.jpg

[She's the one to the right of the miserable old fart]

TimberWolf
9th February 2012, 09:11
About time he visited the barbers:

http://www.diggingthedirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/55e0e3fa-6036-48f6-be6c-7cb40aa54250_412x232.jpg

How come it's wrong for a woman with an MSc in archaeology to present and yet is okay to have Baldrick as apprentice dogsbody? Maybe she needs a cunning plan.

MrRobin
9th February 2012, 10:35
Well, now she's quit too.

OwlHoot
9th February 2012, 12:51
Look forward to more dumbing down. ...

How can a program like Time Team be dumbed down anyway?

Not saying it's dumb already, far from it. But as an avid fan for years, I've never seen anything that could be described as baffling or counter-intuitive or even the slightest bit challenging. It's all clearly explained common sense.

Also, you could never even describe it as slow - They keep up a cracking pace, and usually have all kinds of secondary related activities on the go like building a celtic mud hut or forging a sword etc.

I mean what extra bit of dumbness, or dumber quality, could they somehow impart, short of deliberately burying bits of broken pots and odds and ends and challenging the archaeologists to find the real thing among them (and even that has been done, when the team excavated a site that turned out to be a Victorian fake!)