Detectorists to make a comeback  | Feature-length special to air later this year © BBC/Channel X/Chris Harris

Detectorists to make a comeback

Feature-length special to air later this year

BBC comedy festival logoDetectorists is to  make a surprise return after a five-year absence for a one-off 75 minute special.

The feature-length episode about the exploits of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club will to air later this year, it was announced at the BBC Comedy Festival in Newcastle this afternoon.

Director, writer and star of the show, Mackenzie Crook, said: ‘It was 2017 when we were last in Danebury and I miss my old friends in the DMDC.

‘I’ve had a story percolating for a while and I thought it was worth getting Lance, Andy and the rest of the band back together for.

‘The affection expressed for Detectorists over the years has been incredible and I hope fans of the show will enjoy this new, extended episode.’

Producer Gill Isles added: It’s absolutely thrilling to be spending the summer back in Danebury with Mackenzie and the team. There is so much love for the show that I can't wait for everyone to see what Mackenzie has in store in this next chapter.’

The special, which also stars Toby Jones and Rachael Stirling, will air later this year.

Detectorists production credits

Made by: Treasure Trove Productions, Channel X North and Lola TV production
Director: Mackenzie Crook
Producer: Gill Isles
Executive producers: Mackenzie Crook and Lisa Thomas for Treasure Trove / Lola TV and Alan Marke and Jim Reid for Channel X North
Commissioning editor for the BBC: Emma Lawson

Published: 11 May 2022

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