The Best Episodes of Detectorists

Detectorists follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. When Andy and Lance are together, they're like an old married couple. They gripe at each other, but there is a true bond underneath. Each has their own slightly dysfunctional lives but together they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history. Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky crowd of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

"There's something about karma going on" is Lance's wise observation, and there certainly seems to be something in the air. They have one last day on the farm, one last chance to pull out all the stops and find that gold. Terry's got a new gazebo. Perfect time for a rally.

star 8.60
63 votes
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Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

Finally, it is the day of the DMDC's annual rally and Terry is expecting a really big turn-out. But for Andy and Lance, will the day bring heartbreak or triumph?

star 8.53
161 votes
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Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

A huge hole has been excavated and police are looking into it. Furthermore, Larry Bishop's invisible dogs have disappeared without trace, and Andy and Lance now have one last chance to discover their hearts' true desire.

star 8.19
123 votes
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Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

Andy and Lance become eco-warriors when they find their beloved oak tree is due to be felled. But a 24-hour helpline turns out to be more of a hindrance. Andy stumbles upon treasure when, for once, he wasn't even looking.

star 8.10
73 votes
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Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

Lance is obsessed with finding the thief that stole his gold, which means he can ignore the melodrama going on at home. Andy's lies are catching up with him too. They decide camping out is the safest option.

star 7.96
71 votes
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Episode 5

#6 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

After recent revelations, Lance, Andy, Becky and Sophie are all trying to come to terms with an uncertain future. In fact, only one of them is going to get a good night's sleep when Terry puts his emergency plan into action.

star 7.95
151 votes
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Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Club president Terry is keen to help Lance and Andy search the bottom paddock at Bishop's Farm, but only because he's convinced that's where Larry Bishop has buried his missing wife. Meanwhile, Lance is determined to get his ex along to hear him play at the local pub's folk music night.

star 7.95
150 votes
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Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Even though Andy, Lance, Becky and Sophie are barely talking to each other, their secrets are on the verge of being revealed. Are they all just victims of a 'dirty smears' campaign? And why does everyone else want to move in on Bishop's Farm?

star 7.90
118 votes
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Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Russell and Hugh embark on their mission to recover the mayor's chain of office from the car park in Barnfather Woods, while Sophie proves she's still very bad at spying. Both Becky and Lance have something important to tell Andy.

star 7.89
153 votes
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Episode 1

#10 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

Andy's been thinking about internet dating. Not for him, but for his friend Lance who's still not over the departure of his ex-wife. A mysterious stranger arrives to tempt the Danebury Metal Detecting Club in more ways than one.

star 7.87
159 votes
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Episode 4

#11 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Terry announces that he is standing down as leader of the DMDC, unleashing a bitter, winner takes-all scramble for presidential power when Andy and Lance fall out over gold, and Becky and Sophie are forced to become allies in the Two Brewers pub quiz. Is this Andy's worst idea ever?

star 7.86
145 votes
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Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Andy suddenly has a job interview to go to, while Lance has a lot of catching up to do. The mystery of the buried bomber is the least of their problems, but a disturbing possibility emerges from an unlikely source that throws everything into doubt.

star 7.84
148 votes
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Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Andy spots something suspicious and Sophie's cracking on with her new friend at the library. The club is visited by the local mayor on a matter of some delicacy, and some old enemies seem unusually interested in Peter's quest to find his grandfather.

star 7.68
165 votes
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Episode 2

#14 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Just as they're losing their farm, Lance and Andy start finding good stuff. But old enemies are sniffing around. Home lives are chaotic as usual and Lance is persuaded to try hypnotherapy for an awkward affliction. With mixed results.

star 7.62
81 votes
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Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Lance and Andy haven't told anyone that they are hot on the trail of the Holy Grail of metal detecting: the final resting place of King Sexred of the East Saxons. Except that members of the rival detecting club already seem to know all about it. Who is the mole?

star 7.52
165 votes
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Episode 1

#16 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Two friends Andy and Lance go searching for their hearts' desire with a couple of metal detectors. Following a chance encounter with a young history student, Lance and Andy embark on a journey towards the discovery of a lifetime. All they need to do is get permission from the local landowner, the mad one who is rumoured to have done away with his wife.

star 7.47
207 votes
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