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The Detectorists

Discussion in 'off topic' started by blossomchris, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. blossomchris

    blossomchris I am not searching, I know what I am looking for.

    Looking forward to this big time, Weds BBC4 10pm.

  2. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Same here. One of the very few amusing things on TV.
  3. ghostbusters

    ghostbusters pfm Member

    Me too as long as they havent struck it rich in the interim :)
  4. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    now funny you should open this thread . some friends of ours have just found some amazing coins and scrolls and all sorts of antiquities in a cave in a country in the middle east . they just emailed us what to do but from the look of it , it would be priceless . some looks arabic and christian scrolls . incredible eh . we advised them to contact british museum but presumably this stuff belongs to the country concerned
  5. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Yep, looking forward to the final series starting this week.

    Also, Motherland starts its first series this week, after a very promising pilot.
  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    i can see the sales of metal detectors rising !!
  7. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    Brilliant! Many thanks for the heads-up. Strange that such a popular series should be stuck away at that time on BBC4 though.
  8. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Oops! ignore. :)
  9. Ginger

    Ginger pfm Member

    We just watched the first two seasons on Netflix. I thought it was brilliant. Far more subtle and thoughtful than I expected. Looking forward to the new one as well.

    And I fancy a detector....mustn't go there...
  10. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    And even more strange that it's actually on BBC4.

    One of the best comedies of all time IMHO.

  11. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    I loved the first two series. A truly funny but utterly relaxing and gentle watch.

    And Rachel Stirling lights up the screen whenever she appears.

    Wonderful stuff.

  12. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did.
  13. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Love this...was completely addicted.
  14. nicetone

    nicetone pfm Member

    Great, gentle, comedy which amply rewards the engagement with the characters and story lines.

    Only discovered it when both series were repeated this year - too distracted by other things to pick up on the first showings. Bought the DVD to cheer up a sick relative (not in the UK) who also loved it. Great acting - the main players, McKenzie Crook (depth of talent as the writer) and Toby Jones, Rachel Stirling - in particular.

    Apart from W1A (brilliant, exactly!), not much comedy on the BBC grabs me these days. The Apprentice used to be a good fall back, but for some time I’ve been finding it just a bit too cringe worthy!
  15. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Such gentle humour, beautifully paced, tbh I'm surprised it was even commissioned.
  16. Mullardman

    Mullardman Resident Philistine

    Probably because from the BBC perspective of their 'Head of Output' :

    “The fact is this is about identifying what we do best and finding more ways of doing less of it better,”

  17. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Brilliant, yes, exactly.
  18. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    No, crap.
  19. nicetone

    nicetone pfm Member


  20. Hummel

    Hummel New Member

    This was exactly my reaction too. I love it.

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