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 2

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Kate (Alexa Davies), Lance Stater (Toby Jones)
Andy spots something suspicious and Sophie's cracking on with her new friend at the library. The club is visited by the local mayor on a matter of some delicacy, and some old enemies seem unusually interested in Peter's quest to find his grandfather.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 5th November 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th November 2015 1:35am BBC4
Monday 16th November 2015 11:40pm BBC4
Tuesday 11th July 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 28th September 2019 11:00pm BBC4
Friday 7th October 2022 9:40pm Drama
Monday 27th February 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Thursday 24th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Wednesday 11th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 12th October 2023 1:50am Gold
Friday 12th January 2024 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 16th March 2024 10:20pm 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
Simon Farnaby Art
Paul Casar Paul
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie
Alexa Davies Kate
Daniel Donskoy Peter
Guest cast
Kenneth Collard Mayor
Rachel Bell Head Teacher
Anna Darvas Janet
Vanessa Earl Frances
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


Metal detecting is an extreme sport

Andy, Lance and Sophie tell Peter about how dangerous metal detecting can be.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone), Toby Jones (Lance Stater), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Sophie) & Daniel Donskoy (Peter).

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