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The metal detector enthusiasts return!


BBC Four’s BAFTA award-winning comedy, Detectorists has begun filming its second series, starring Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Toby Jones (Harry Potter).

The series will return for six new episodes, and one-off Christmas special, and will once again follows the lives of Andy (Crook) and Lance (Jones), two friends who share a passion for metal detecting, scouring the fields of the English countryside for something that will change their lives forever.

It’s a whole year on from the last time we met them, and Lance is lovelorn after the departure of his ex-wife, but just maybe he is about to surprise everybody with a new relationship.

Meanwhile, Andy and his wife Becky (Rachael Stirling) are now proud parents, facing all the responsibilities that brings, but despite qualifying as an archaeologist, Andy is still mostly unemployed and their shared hopes for the future look further off than ever.

Aimee Ffion-Edwards (Being Human) will also reprise her role as Sophie.

Mackenzie Crook, who wrote, directs and stars in Detectorists, says: “To be back in Suffolk filming in the glorious English countryside for a second summer is more than I could have hoped for. I’m thrilled that people warmed to the first series of Detectorists and I can’t wait to show them the next instalment.”

Kristian Smith, Executive Producer for the BBC, says: “Andy and Lance already feel like two old friends, and we can’t wait to welcome them, and all of the other beautifully eccentric characters, back to BBC Four. The prodigious Mr Crook has done it again; we have six brand new episodes full of the same wit, charm and captivating storytelling that we saw in series one. Audiences will also be treated to an extra helping, with a wonderful Christmas Special.”

Detectorists is produced by Treasure Trove Productions, Channel X North and Lola Entertainment. Series 2 will be filmed in Suffolk, Essex and London over the coming six weeks. The series will air on BBC Four, late 2015.