Filming has commenced on BBC Four’s brand new sitcom Detectorists.
Detectorists tells the story of friends Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones); two aspiring archaeologists who dream of finding that priceless Saxon hoard that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history.
Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky array of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby. Across the six episodes greed, betrayal, rejection and, finally redemption are all played out as the boys and their eccentric friends at the Danbury Metal Detecting Club search for that one big find.
Alongside Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones, the stellar cast includes Rachel Stirling, Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Lucy Benjamin. Crook will also be working behind the camera as a writer and director on the six-part series.
“This is my first time directing but, though it’s sometimes nerve wracking, I’m confident that I have an incredible team to rely on.
“I have managed to gather my ideal cast. Toby, Rachel, Aimee-Ffion and Lucy are all actors I’ve worked with before and I know I’m in safe hands. For years British television has been screaming out for an archaeology based sit-com… hasn’t it?” – Crook
Filming will continue in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex throughout June and July with the show being broadcast later this year.