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 5

Detectorists. Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook)
After recent revelations, Lance, Andy, Becky and Sophie are all trying to come to terms with an uncertain future. In fact, only one of them is going to get a good night's sleep when Terry puts his emergency plan into action.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 26th November 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th November 2015 12:35am BBC4
Tuesday 1st August 2017 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 5th October 2019 11:40pm BBC4
Friday 21st October 2022 9:00pm Drama
Monday 20th March 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 29th August 2023 1:55am Drama
Monday 16th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 17th October 2023 12:40am Gold
Friday 19th January 2024 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 20th January 2024 2:30am Gold
Sunday 17th March 2024 1:20am Gold
Sunday 17th March 2024 9:55pm Gold
Monday 18th 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
David Sterne Larry Bishop
Daniel Donskoy Peter
Guest cast
Kenneth Collard Mayor
Michael Pretty Barman
Neil Edmond Police Officer
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



Lance and Andy are out metal detecting when they come across a runaway trampoline.

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone), Toby Jones (Lance Stater) & David Sterne (Larry Bishop).

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