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 2, Episode 1

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Veronica (Diana Rigg), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook)
Andy's been thinking about internet dating. Not for him, but for his friend Lance who's still not over the departure of his ex-wife. A mysterious stranger arrives to tempt the Danebury Metal Detecting Club in more ways than one.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th October 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th October 2015 1:35am BBC4
Monday 16th November 2015 11:15pm BBC4
Tuesday 27th June 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 28th September 2019 10:30pm BBC4
Friday 7th October 2022 9:00pm Drama
Monday 20th February 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 23rd August 2023 1:40am Drama
Tuesday 10th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 11th October 2023 12:35am Gold
Friday 12th January 2024 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 16th March 2024 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 17th March 2024 12:40am 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
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie
Diana Rigg Veronica
Daniel Donskoy Peter
Guest cast
Sean Buckley Monk
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


Detectorists: Series 2 Trailer

Detectorists is back. Series 2 starts a whole year on. Lance is lovelorn after the departure of his ex-wife, but just maybe he is about to surprise everybody with a new relationship. Meanwhile Andy and Becky are now proud parents.

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

Baby milk

Lance offers to feed baby Stanley for Andy.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone) & Toby Jones (Lance Stater).

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