In the brand new HISTORY series WW2 Treasure Hunters, Madness frontman Suggs heads out across the UK to find some the most incredible relics from the Second World War. He'll be joining forces with Stephen Taylor, one of the UK's leading relic hunters, but who are these two and what can you expect from the series?
Raised in North London, Suggs is one of pop music’s most entertaining and likeable stars. As the lead singer of Madness, Suggs and his fellow band members have sold over 10 million albums, 15 million singles and continue to headline at festivals and gigs around the world.
Away from Madness, Suggs has worked extensively presenting for both TV and Radio, and has now established his own theatre show.
My Life Story In Words & Music has toured venues across the UK, leaving audiences applauding the humour and emotion of his performance.
Stephen has spent the last twenty years hunting for Second World War relics and treasure, not only building a huge personal collection, but also acquiring an unparalleled knowledge of the kit and ordnance used during the Second World War.
As chairman of the WW2 Relic Retrieval & Preservation Group, he organises digs for the group members all over the UK, and regularly displays at big military shows, attracting huge crowds with his display of Second World War artefacts.
Episode one of the series sees Suggs and Stephen investigate a German Bomber in Liverpool. The hunters head to the Ribble estuary with the Lancashire Aircraft Investigation Team to unearth the remains of a German Junkers 88 Bomber. From 1940 to 1941, the night skies of Merseyside were thick with German bombers but on the night of April 7th 1941, a Junkers 88 was shot down by a British fighter and crashed over these marshes. For more than 20 years, researchers have searched for its wreckage, but how much is left?