I have just heard the sad news that Professor Mick Aston died last night, or early this morning (June 24th, 2013). I thought I would write this short post as a tribute and as a way of facing-up to his death myself. I’ve just spoken on the phone for some time to Phil Harding and he, like me, is finding it hard to accept what has happened. Maybe things will become clearer soon.
I’ve known Mick for the best part of 30 years and even saw the first screening of the Time Team pilot film, back, I think in 1990. I thought it was contrived and terrible. I didn’t think it stood a chance of launching a series, let alone twenty of them. But it did, because the Commissioning Editor of Channel 4 could see its potential, which I couldn’t. More fool me. But Mick was about far…
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