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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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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


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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Release Date:

10 February 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Detectorists See more »

Filming Locations:

Framlingham, England, UK See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Rachael Stirling (Becky) who plays Mackenzie Crook's love interest in Detectorists played Toby Jones' wife in the series, Capital (2015). See more »


Referenced in Armchair Detectives: Finders Keepers (2017) See more »

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My faith is restored.....
10 November 2014 | by nge-156-918547See all my reviews

My faith is restored that there is still at least one person out there who can not only write but direct such an intelligent, unique, and endearing piece of work

I don't know why but I was captured by the very first trailer that I saw and with much anticipation waited for the series to start...... and I was not disappointed.

It has been such a long time since I have felt so totally engaged with a television series on British TV. The fact that it was tucked away on BBC4 is likely to mean that it will be missed by many, but then again if it was shown on the more mainstream channels then many may miss the point.

Previous reviews have already mentioned the warmth and depth of the characters, the excellent writing and how you feel drawn into, and become part of, the world that has been created. But I want to add how stunning the filming has been throughout this series, with some of the shots being absolutely beautiful.

It feels like something very special happened in the production of this series and I feel privileged that I caught it on its first showing.

I only hope it gets the recognition it deserves........

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