News: Filming Starts on New Series of Detectorists

Detectorists

Filming has started on the second series of BBC Four’s double BAFTA Award-winning sitcom, Detectorists, starring Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. This six-part series, and one-off Christmas special, is being shot in Suffolk, Essex and London over the coming six weeks.

The first series of Detectorists won a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Comedy Writing and another BAFTA Television Award for Best Scripted Comedy. The new series will be broadcast on BBC Four in late 2015 and is produced by Treasure Trove Productions, Channel X North and Lola Entertainment.

Detectorists follows the lives of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby 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 parents, but despite qualifying as an archaeologist, Andy is still mostly unemployed and their shared hopes for the future look further off than ever.

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.”

Adam Tandy, the show’s producer, says; "From the reaction to the first series we discovered that Detectorists is treasured as much by its audience as the team that makes it, and I know the new series will continue to delight its many fans. It's great to be back on location with such a talented cast and crew."

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.”

 

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