BBC Four announces ‘Detectorists’ comedy by Mackenzie Crook

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The six-part series stars Crook as Andy, a wannabe archaeologist who, alongside his friend Lance, “spends time in muddy fields with a metal detector and a packed lunch, dreaming of finding that priceless Saxon hoard that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history”.

The official synopsis adds: “…as they go off on their adventures, real life keeps getting in the way. They embark on a journey of greed, betrayal, rejection and redemption as they hurtle towards Danbury Metal Detecting Club’s greatest ever find.”

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