Former Rolling Stones hellraiser Bill Wyman has allowed his garden to be destroyed - for the sake of his favourite TV programme.

The musician, who quit the Brown Sugar rockers in 1993, has had the grounds of his historic Suffolk, England mansion dug up for British archaeology programme TIME TEAM.

GROOVIN' songsmith Bill says, "I always watch Time Team, having been interested in archaeology for 40 years. It's great that it has introduced so many new people to a subject that used to be seen as stuffy."

Disappointingly for the 66-year-old bassist, the TV crew failed to unearth anything of interest from the grounds of his 15th Century home.

20/06/2003 13:10