Detectorists to return for second series

BBC Four comedy to return in 2015

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BBC Four comedy, Detectorists has been recommissioned for a second series of six episodes it has been confirmed.

Written, directed by and starring Mackenzie Crook, and co-starring Toby Jones, the series focuses on the relationship between two friends, Andy and Lance, who share a passion for metal detecting and dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard.

The series, which also featured, Rachael Stirling, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Lucy Benjamin, has attracted the highest ever viewing figures for a new comedy on BBC Four.

Mackenzie says: “I couldn’t be happier with how Detectorists has gone down and the response it has got from audiences. The opportunity to meet these characters again and tell some more of their stories is very exciting.”

Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four says: “I’m so pleased that we’re going to be able to bring the Detectorists back – it was a perfect slice of BBC Four comedy, beautifully written and observed, wry and movingly performed, with real depth to its entrancing world.”

Detectorists is produced by Channel X North and Lola Entertainment, and will return to BBC Four in 2015.