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Detectorists 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (2014–2017)
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The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

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Mackenzie Crook
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3   2   1  
2017   2015   2014  
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Series cast summary:
Mackenzie Crook ...  Andy 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Toby Jones ...  Lance 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Rachael Stirling ...  Becky 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Gerard Horan ...  Terry 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Pearce Quigley ...  Russell 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Divian Ladwa ...  Hugh 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Laura Checkley ...  Louise 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Sophie Thompson ...  Sheila 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Orion Ben ...  Varde 16 episodes, 2014-2017
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ...  Sophie 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Simon Farnaby ...  Art 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Paul Casar Paul Casar ...  Paul 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Alexa Davies ...  Kate 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Lucy Benjamin ...  Maggie 8 episodes, 2014-2017
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The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

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Toby Jones won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Program at the 2018 BAFTA Television Awards for his role as Lance. See more »

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Delightful
17 November 2015 | by lovefilm-57992See all my reviews

There is one uncredited star in the Detectorists, its the British summer. It does exist, and somehow they managed to film the whole thing in glorious summer.

I've just watched episode 3 of the second series, and its a bleak November day at the time of writing this review. Just seeing the warm sun & verdant greenery brings a smile of nice things remembered. Add in some brilliant writing, top notch acting, mild eccentricity and a dash of the absurd, and the result is something very special.

A great example of the humour in the Detectorists is in the episode I've just watched. Without giving away anything, Lance tells Andy about the time his bed was cut in half by an ex girl friend who used a chainsaw to do the deed. After a pause Andy asks "Lengthways or sideways?". No expression of surprise, no mention of why Lance (a very mild mannered man) has ended up with his bed being cut in half. No questions about what sort of person the ex was nor how Lance could have ever provoked her to do such a thing. Lance and Andy acted like it was a perfectly normal thing that could have happened to anyone. I laughed out loud.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Framlingham, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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