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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four / BBC Two
  • 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.

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Series 1, Episode 2

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook), Sophie (Aimee-Ffion Edwards)
Lance and Andy haven't told anyone that they are hot on the trail of the Holy Grail of metal detecting: the final resting place of King Sexred of the East Saxons. Except that members of the rival detecting club already seem to know all about it. Who is the mole?

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Broadcast details

Thursday 9th October 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 10th October 2014 1:05am BBC4
Monday 13th October 2014 11:30pm BBC4
Thursday 24th September 2015 11:30pm BBC4
Monday 22nd May 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Monday 22nd May 2017 11:15pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 14th September 2019 11:00pm BBC4
Wednesday 1st January 2020 12:40am BBC4
Friday 16th September 2022 9:40pm Drama
Tuesday 10th January 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 16th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 4th October 2023 1:30am Gold
Thursday 4th January 2024 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 9th March 2024 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 1:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Mackenzie Crook Andy Stone
Toby Jones Lance Stater
Rachael Stirling Becky
Gerard Horan Terry
Pearce Quigley Russell
Divian Ladwa Hugh
Laura Checkley Louise
Orion Ben Varde
Sophie Thompson Sheila
Simon Farnaby Art
Paul Casar Paul
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie
Lucy Benjamin Maggie
David Sterne Larry Bishop
Adam Riches Tony
Guest cast
Tim Allsop (as Timothy Allsop) PCSO
Writing team
Mackenzie Crook Writer
Production team
Mackenzie Crook Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Jonno Richards Executive Producer
Lisa Thomas Executive Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jim Reid Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
Johnny Flynn Composer
Dan Michaelson Composer
Harvey Robinson Composer


Simon & Garfunkel

Andy and Lance bump into some rival Detectorists.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone), Toby Jones (Lance Stater), Simon Farnaby (Art) & Paul Casar (Paul).

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