In readiness for a two part documentary, Ancient Egypt: Life & Death In The Valley Of The Kings, which airs tonight at 9pm, here is a piece in The Star, together with an accompanying video interview with the presenter Dr Joann Fletcher.
"MEET South Yorkshire’s new queen of Egypt, Dr Joann Fletcher - the Barnsley-born historian who is on the brink of becoming a TV household name...
With her shock red hair, trademark oversized black suit, sunglasses and brolly, to shade her from the searing desert sun, she has an unforgettable look.
It’s not made up for the cameras. It’s who she is.
Add her award-winning communication skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of Egyptology - she is a leading world expert - and you have a TV icon in the wings.
And she doesn’t have long to wait. A two part BBC2 documentary, Ancient Egypt: Life & Death In The Valley Of The Kings, starts tonight, Friday, March 22, at 9pm."