Comedy Clicks – This Week – The Detectorists

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that has won many awards over the years – The Detectorists


Opening Sequence / Theme Tune


About the Show

Summary of Plot

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- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 season


Mackenzie Crook – Andy
Toby Jones – Lance
Rachael Stirling – Becky
Gerard Horan – Terry
Pearce Quigley – Russell
Divian Ladwa – Hugh




  • As well as having a starring role in the sitcom as Andy, Mackenzie Crook also wrote the series.
  • Diana Rigg who plays Rachael Stirling’s mother in the series is her actual mum.
  • Toby Jones won Best Male Performance in a Comedy Program at the 2018 BAFTA Television Awards for his role as Lance.
  • Mackenzie Crook explained in an interview following the season three finale that there would not be a season four, as he didn’t want the story to “drag on and get dull”.
  • Laura Checkley (Louise) & Alexa Davies (Kate) also worked together on Cradle to Grave(2015) as Lil & Yvonne respectively.



Detectorists Trailer




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