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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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Cast

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 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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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Detectorists See more »

Filming Locations:

Framlingham, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The series won Best Comedy at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2018 for season three of the programme. See more »

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A diamond in the dross of TV sitcoms
8 November 2014 | by carson120See all my reviews

Andy and Lance live in a rural English backwater that on the surface seems boring and uneventful. Mackenzie Crook's genius is to show us the comic gold that lies beneath. I'm not talking of the Saxon gold that our two heroes are searching for, but the ups and downs they face on their journey through life.

While gently making fun of our two under-achievers, the humour never belittles them. Their male obsessions are given a dry, melancholic and often wistful comic voice. Andy and Lance are well meaning, but they can also be naive and boring, loyal and selfish or just total dick heads. However, they are also strangely endearing.They are like us and we learn to love them despite their faults and eccentricities. Loved it!


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