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.

Series 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Wednesday 26th December at 10pm.

Press Clippings

Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist

The writers of Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Detectorists are amongst the nominees for The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2018

Broadcast Awards 2019 nominations

Derry Girls, Detectorists, Mum, Stath Lets Flats, This Country and The Windsors are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2018

Detectorists wins international Rose d'Or Award

BBC comedy Detectorists has won the international Rose d'Or Award 2018 for Sitcom.

British Comedy Guide, 13th September 2018

Britcoms sold around the world

International deals for Peep Show, Detectorists, Plebs and more.

Chortle, 6th September 2018

British comedies up for international Rose D'Or Awards

Cunk On Britain, Detectorists, The Windsors and The Young Offenders have been nominated in the International Rose D'Or Awards. Meanwhile Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Rose d'Or.

British Comedy Guide, 13th July 2018

Detectorists review

This lovable tale of hobbyist eccentricity is a buried treasure.

Dan Owen, Dan's Media Digest, 29th June 2018

Greatest TV comedies of the 2010s as picked by you

As we found out when we asked members of our Screen Babble discussion group on Facebook. Here, according to them, are the greatest TV comedies of the decade so far.

Mark Butler, i Newspaper, 1st June 2018

BAFTA TV Awards 2018 winners

This Country, Murder In Successville, Toby Jones and Graham Norton were the winners at the BAFTA Television Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 13th May 2018

Chortle Awards 2018 nominees

The nominees for the Chortle Awards 2018 have been announced. Mat Ewins, Hannah Gadsby, John Kearns and Joseph Morpurgo are up for Best Show.

British Comedy Guide, 7th February 2018

Detectorists stumble on treasure, or so they think

When metal detectorist Paul Adams stumbled on a hoard of gold coins he believed his luck was finally in. But in what turned out to be a case of life imitating art imitating life, the 54 gold coins were nothing more than props left behind by a film crew making the BBC comedy series Detectorists.

The Telegraph, 31st January 2018