Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Four sitcom about treasure hunters. 19 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan and others.

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Sheila (Sophie Thompson), Terry (Gerard Horan), Varde (Orion Ben), Louise (Laura Checkley), Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook), Hugh (Divian Ladwa).

Series 2 - Christmas Special

Lance seems to have lost his metal detecting mojo, and Russell's talk of a curse isn't helping.

Further details

In this stand-alone episode, Lance seems to have lost his metal detecting mojo. He hasn't found anything for months, not even the usual buttons and ring pulls, and Russell's talk of a curse isn't helping.

With the help of his friends at the DMDC Lance sets out to reconnect with the wintry landscape in a heart-warming story for Christmas.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd December 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mackenzie Crook Andy Stone
Toby Jones Lance Stater
Gerard Horan Terry
Pearce Quigley Russell
Divian Ladwa Hugh
Laura Checkley Louise
Orion Ben Varde
Sophie Thompson Sheila
Rebecca Callard Toni
Guest cast
Alexander Kirk (as Alex Kirk) Local Journalist
Peter Slater Wayne
Colin Michael Carmichael Alan Chub
Writing team
Mackenzie Crook Writer
Production team
Mackenzie Crook Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Lisa Thomas Executive Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jim Reid Executive Producer


Curse of the gold

Lance hasn't found as much as a ring pull in months. Russell thinks he knows why...

Featuring: Mackenzie Crook (Andy Stone), Toby Jones (Lance Stater), Gerard Horan (Terry), Pearce Quigley (Russell), Divian Ladwa (Hugh), Sophie Thompson (Sheila).


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