The Curse of Oak Island
History - 10pm
Who's in it?
Rick and Marty Lagina are digging up buried treasure. Literally. Buried PIRATE treasure. Literally. Get stuck into the biggest boy's own adventure of the year.
In a nutshell
Oak Island in Nova Scotia may look like a quiet, unremarkable sort of place, but it's been the subject of dark rumours and tantalising legends for many generations. Some say it's where notorious pirates Captain Kidd and Blackbeard himself stashed their booty, while even more imaginative, Dan Brown-like minds have gone a few steps further – could there be Biblical relics buried deep in the island's so-called "money pit"?
Brothers Marty and Rick have been fascinated by the stories for decades, and this reality series follows them every step of the way, as they use basic technology (shovels, pick axes, water pressure hoses, and their own hands) to get to the alleged treasure. We’re now into the third season, so you’d be forgiven for thinking they’ve already dug up all the revelations the island has to offer – but not a bit of it. Last night they discovered yet more secrets in one of the island’s most infamous locations – borehole 10-X – and there are signs that the island has more potential treasure sites than previously thought.
What's the verdict?
More Indiana Jones than Time Team, this is gripping enough to get even the most cynical viewers rather excited.