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
    Colin Fair Editor
    Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
    Johnny Flynn Composer
    Dan Michaelson Composer


    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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