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 3, Episode 4

Detectorists. Image shows from L to R: Varde (Orion Ben), Russell (Pearce Quigley), Louise (Laura Checkley), Lance Stater (Toby Jones), Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook)
Lance is obsessed with finding the thief that stole his gold, which means he can ignore the melodrama going on at home. Andy's lies are catching up with him too. They decide camping out is the safest option.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th November 2017
BBC Four
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 31st December 2017 11:30pm BBC4
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 26th October 2019 10:55pm BBC4
Saturday 1st January 2022 1:40am BBC4
Friday 11th November 2022 9:40pm Drama
Wednesday 10th May 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Thursday 7th September 2023 1:50am Drama
Tuesday 24th October 2023 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 1:20am Gold
Thursday 1st February 2024 10:40pm Gold
Friday 2nd February 2024 2:00am Gold
Sunday 24th March 2024 9:55pm Gold
Monday 25th March 2024 1:30am 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
Lucy Benjamin Maggie
Diana Rigg Veronica
Alexa Davies Kate
Rebecca Callard Toni
Guest cast
Dan Tetsell Foreman Steve
Writing team
Mackenzie Crook Writer
Andrew Ellard Story Producer
Production team
Mackenzie Crook Director
Gill Isles Producer
Lisa Thomas Executive Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jim Reid Executive Producer
Alex Moody Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
Sam Harley (as Samantha Harley) Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Mattias Nyberg Director of Photography
Jackie Vernon Costume Designer
Anne Oldham Make-up Designer
Johnny Flynn Composer
Dan Michaelson Composer
Gareth Tandy 1st Assistant Director


No Kerplunks thank you

Andy and Lance go camping and Lance has brought games.

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

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