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.
Having returned from Africa, Andy and Becky have moved in temporarily with her mother with all the challenges that come with the territory. Lance is trying to kick-start his relationship with Toni, but her living on a barge makes him queasy and his daughter staying at the flat leaves it all rather precarious – with none of this being helped by the reappearance of his ex-wife. Meanwhile Lance and Andy’s search for gold continues as they face enemies old and new.
A whole year on from the last time we met them, and Lance is still 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 are now proud parents, facing all the responsibilities that brings, but despite qualifying as an archaeologist Andy is still mostly unemployed and their shared hopes for the future look further off than ever.
Two friends Andy and Lance go searching for their hearts' desire with a couple of metal detectors. Determined to dig up their very own Saxon ship-burial, a chance encounter with a young history student puts Lance and Andy on the road towards the discovery of a lifetime.