Search for King Richard III appears on BBC's The One Show

Posted by hct16 at Jan 10, 2013 02:24 PM |
University of Leicester archaeologist Richard Buckley and Michael Ibsen, believed descendent of Richard III, interviewed for prime time BBC One programme
Search for King Richard III appears on BBC's The One Show

Richard Buckley and Dan Snow during filming

As the Search for Richard III draws to a close and the announcement of the results gets nearer, the BBC's The One Show have featured key members of the team and the story of the search so far.

Lead archaeologist Richard Buckley spoke to Dan Snow about the dig that took place at Grey Friar’s site in Leicester City Council Car Park.

Michael Ibsen, believed to be a descendant of Richard III's eldest sister, also spoke to Dan Snow on the site of the battle of Bosworth, which took place over 500 years ago. They discussed what it would mean for Michael Ibsen and his family if the remains found were indeed those of Richard III.

The University of Leicester is leading the search for King Richard III, in association with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society.  At a press conference in September, the University announced that it had found human remains with evidence of what was believed to be scoliosis and battle trauma. The University said that these remains would need to be subject to rigorous scientific analysis in order to confirm their identity.

Since that discovery, University experts have subjected the remains to a series of tests to determine the identity.
The University is expecting results of the series of tests in the next few weeks during which period the results will be analysed. The University aims to announce the conclusions of its investigations at a press conference provisionally scheduled for the first week of February.