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 4

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Peter (Daniel Donskoy), Sophie (Aimee-Ffion Edwards)
Andy suddenly has a job interview to go to, while Lance has a lot of catching up to do. The mystery of the buried bomber is the least of their problems, but a disturbing possibility emerges from an unlikely source that throws everything into doubt.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 19th November 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th November 2015 1:35am BBC4
Tuesday 25th July 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 5th October 2019 11:10pm BBC4
Friday 14th October 2022 9:40pm Drama
Monday 13th March 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 26th August 2023 1:35am Drama
Friday 13th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 14th October 2023 1:15am Gold
Thursday 18th January 2024 1:00am Gold
Thursday 18th January 2024 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 17th March 2024 9:15pm Gold
Monday 18th 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
Laura Checkley Louise
Orion Ben Varde
Sophie Thompson Sheila
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie
Alexa Davies Kate
Daniel Donskoy Peter
Guest cast
Kenneth Collard Mayor
Rob Sissons TV Presenter
Tom Meeten Kevin
Lucinda Rhodes Receptionist
Neil Reidman Dr Tendai
James Weber-Brown (as James Weber Brown) Dr Kingsnorth
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


Status Quo

Lance finds a brooch with some sort of Latin inscription.

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

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