Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: BBC
Detectorists

Detectorists

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2014 - 2022
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Sitcom about metal detecting enthusiasts. Stars Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. Also features Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan, Pearce Quigley, Divian Ladwa, Laura Checkley and more.

  • Due to return for Special
Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014 - 2022
Channels
BBC Four
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Stars
Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan, Pearce Quigley, Divian Ladwa, Laura Checkley, Orion Ben and more
Writers
Mackenzie Crook and Andrew Ellard
Director
Mackenzie Crook
Producers
Adam Tandy, Gill Isles, Kristian Smith, Jonno Richards, Lisa Thomas, Alan Marke, Jim Reid and Alex Moody
Companies

Detectorists follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting.

When Andy and Lance are together, they're like an old married couple. They gripe at each other, but there is a true bond underneath. Each has their own slightly dysfunctional lives but together they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history.

Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky crowd of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby.

Across the first six episodes greed, betrayal, rejection and, finally redemption are all played out as the boys and their eccentric friends at the Danbury Metal Detecting Club search for that one big find.

Series 2 starts a whole year on. Lance is lovelorn after the departure of his ex-wife, but just maybe he is about to surprise everybody with a new relationship...

Meanwhile, Andy and his wife Becky are now proud parents, facing all the responsibilities that brings, but despite qualifying as an archaeologist, Andy is still mostly unemployed and their shared hopes for the future look further off than ever.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Detectors (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 10pm on BBC Four
Most recent repeats

Recording details

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