Detectorists, the new BBC Four sitcom from Mackenzie Crook, has been picking up great reviews and audience feedback. We've been loving its charming, gently paced episodes too, and the chemistry between Crook and co-star Toby Jones.
For those who haven't caught it yet: metal detecting is the hobby du jour in Detectorists. Mature student archeologist Andy (Crook) and his friend Lance (Jones), share a passion for metal detecting. As members of Danebury Metal Detecting Club they spend their spare time in muddy fields in search of their dream: to uncover the final resting place of King Sexred, a wealthy East Saxon King. But while they search for the past, they must also grapple with the present.
For Andy that includes trying to keep his head above water with Becky (Rachael Stirling), his long-standing girlfriend. For Lance it's trying to win back his ex-wife Maggie (Lucy Benjamin), from the local take-away pizza manager. Both of them face an invasion of their turf by rival detectorists the Antiquisearchers.
It's an uphill, down dale, over field and around the meadow struggle. But they know at heart in a buried world of tin can pulls and toy cars, there's something waiting that - if only they could find it - would change their lives forever.
The show will be out on DVD on the 10th November 2014. Alongside all the episodes, the DVD contains a behind-the-scenes feature, cast interviews and a picture gallery.