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 4

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Tony (Adam Riches), Maggie (Lucy Benjamin)
Terry announces that he is standing down as leader of the DMDC, unleashing a bitter, winner takes-all scramble for presidential power when Andy and Lance fall out over gold, and Becky and Sophie are forced to become allies in the Two Brewers pub quiz. Is this Andy's worst idea ever?

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Broadcast details

Thursday 23rd October 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 24th October 2014 1:55am BBC4
Tuesday 28th October 2014 12:20am BBC4
Thursday 1st October 2015 11:00pm BBC4
Monday 5th June 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 21st September 2019 10:25pm BBC4
Wednesday 1st January 2020 1:40am BBC4
Friday 23rd September 2022 9:40pm Drama
Tuesday 24th January 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Friday 18th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Thursday 5th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Friday 6th October 2023 1:30am Gold
Friday 5th January 2024 11:05pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 9:15pm Gold
Monday 11th March 2024 12:15am Gold

Cast & crew

Mackenzie Crook Andy Stone
Toby Jones Lance Stater
Rachael Stirling Becky
Gerard Horan Terry
Pearce Quigley Russell
Divian Ladwa Hugh
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie
Adam Riches Tony
Guest cast
Julian Harries Quiz Master
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


President of the metal detecting club

Andy and Becky argue about Andy possibly being the new president of the metal detecting club.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone) & Rachael Stirling (Becky).

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