Detectorists follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. When Andy and Lance are together, they're like an old married couple. They gripe at each other, but there is a true bond underneath. Each has their own slightly dysfunctional lives but together they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history. Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky crowd of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby.

Last aired episodes

Episode 6 NEW
Season 3 Episode 6
Today at 10.00 PM
Episode 5 NEW
Season 3 Episode 5
December 6, 2017
Season 3 Episode 4
November 29, 2017
Season 3 Episode 3
November 22, 2017

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Actor Character
Mackenzie Crook Andy Stone
Toby Jones Lance Stater
Rachael Stirling Becky
Orion Ben Varde
Laura Checkley Louise
Divian Ladwa Hugh
Pearce Quigley Russell
Simon Farnaby Art
Paul Casar Paul
David Sterne Larry Bishop
Sophie Thompson Sheila
Gerard Horan Terry
Adam Riches Tony
Aimee-Ffion Edwards Sophie


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    On BBC Four
    Thursday at 10.00 PM

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  • Runtime

    30 minutes

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  • Total episodes

    18 episodes in 3 seasons

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