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 5

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook), Lance Stater (Toby Jones)
Even though Andy, Lance, Becky and Sophie are barely talking to each other, their secrets are on the verge of being revealed. Are they all just victims of a 'dirty smears' campaign? And why does everyone else want to move in on Bishop's Farm?

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Broadcast details

Thursday 30th October 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 31st October 2014 1:40am BBC4
Monday 3rd November 2014 11:25pm BBC4
Thursday 8th October 2015 11:00pm BBC4
Monday 12th June 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Monday 12th June 2017 11:15pm BBC2 Wales
Saturday 21st September 2019 10:55pm BBC4
Wednesday 1st January 2020 2:10am BBC4
Friday 30th September 2022 9:00pm Drama
Tuesday 31st January 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 19th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Friday 6th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 7th October 2023 2:00am Gold
Thursday 11th January 2024 10:40pm Gold
Friday 12th January 2024 2:40am Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 9:55pm Gold
Monday 11th March 2024 12:55am 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
Guest cast
John-Henry Keating Cliff
Kerry Grace Morgan Customer
Ben Langley Delivery Bloke
Andrew Piper Detective
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


General purpose spiritual cleanser

Lance gives one of Maggie's customers a lesson in chakras, moonstone and quartz.

Featuring: Toby Jones (Lance Stater) & Kerry Grace Morgan (Customer).

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