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 3

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook)
Club president Terry is keen to help Lance and Andy search the bottom paddock at Bishop's Farm, but only because he's convinced that's where Larry Bishop has buried his missing wife. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to get his ex along to hear him play at the local pub's folk music night.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 16th October 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 17th October 2014 1:30am BBC4
Monday 20th October 2014 11:20pm BBC4
Thursday 1st October 2015 10:30pm BBC4
Monday 29th May 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 14th September 2019 11:30pm BBC4
Wednesday 1st January 2020 1:10am BBC4
Friday 23rd September 2022 9:00pm Drama
Tuesday 17th January 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Thursday 17th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Wednesday 4th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 5th October 2023 1:30am Gold
Friday 5th January 2024 10:30pm Gold
Saturday 6th January 2024 2:35am Gold
Saturday 9th March 2024 11:00pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 2:00am 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
Ian Sanders Stan
Johnny Flynn Johnny Piper
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


Over and Out

Andy and Lance keep in contact with Terry over the radio.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone), Toby Jones (Lance Stater) & Gerard Horan (Terry).

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