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 6

Detectorists. Lance Stater (Toby Jones)
A huge hole has been excavated and police are looking into it. Furthermore, Larry Bishop's invisible dogs have disappeared without trace, and Andy and Lance now have one last chance to discover their hearts' true desire.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th November 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th November 2014 2:00am BBC4
Tuesday 11th November 2014 1:30am BBC4
Thursday 8th October 2015 11:30pm BBC4
Monday 19th June 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 21st September 2019 11:25pm BBC4
Wednesday 1st January 2020 2:40am BBC4
Friday 30th September 2022 9:40pm Drama
Tuesday 14th February 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 22nd August 2023 1:40am Drama
Monday 9th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 10th October 2023 2:00am Gold
Thursday 11th January 2024 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 10:35pm Gold
Monday 11th March 2024 1:30am 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
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


The club's fundraiser

There is a low turnout for the club's fundraising and recruitment drive.

Featuring: Toby Jones (Lance Stater), Gerard Horan (Terry), Sophie Thompson (Sheila), Pearce Quigley (Russell), Divian Ladwa (Hugh), Laura Checkley (Louise) & Orion Ben (Varde).

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