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    Only the best show ever. British series that ran 3 seasons. Anyone need therapy in these times, get all 3 seasons and binge watch. You'll thank me. There's even a mandolin in an episode.


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    The theme song is wonderful, as is the incidental music throughout.


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    I couldn't agree more! I loved this series, the people in it and their relationships. The general premise of the show seems like it might be a little slow, but the character development is such that every moment is enjoyable, their quirky hobby is treated with respect, and at the end of the series I found myself missing the characters much like you do at the end of a novel.

    You can rent this on DVD from Netflix. That is how we watched it just recently (we don't have a tv and we don't have good enough internet access to stream so we just rent DVDs).
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    I second that recommendation! Brilliant, funny, charming series. I own the DVD set! I think we’ve watched it four times. McKenzie Crook is a genius.

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    seeing the wooden-eyed pirate of the Caribbeans playing a guitar alone is worth it
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    In the UK it is still available for free download or streaming on BBC iplayer, though I don't know for how long it will remain.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...r/detectorists

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    Toby Jones playing the mandolin is possibly the low point of the series! Whilst you’re trying to track down Detectorists, you might also look out for “Derry Girls” - a group of school friends (one of whom is a boy) during the troubles in N Ireland. Equally funny but with a harder edge.

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    Yes! Excellent series. Does anyone know whether there will be more seasons or was it cancelled?

    Ah, I found the answer, from Wikipedia entry:

    Upon deciding to finish the show at the end of series 3, [Mackenzie] Crook commented "it took a while to realise that I did want to do six more episodes to finish. I don’t want to make any sort of big, dramatic announcement that ‘never again’, but I can’t see myself going back to it."
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    Unfortunately it is not available to stream on Netflix.
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    You can rent the episodes individually thru Amazon, or go for a free month on Acorn (all British TV) and watch the series. Course then you'd have to binge it

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    We bought the DVD box set of all 3 seasons. https://www.amazon.com/Detectorists-...47247516&psc=1 We actually just sorta roll through to the end then start all over again. If we don't watch for a bit we actually miss the characters. It's the ultimate wind down before bed ritual. 2 episodes at a time, it's like having a nice glass of red wine.

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    Wonderful warm hug of a series.
    I'm good friends with Davey Dodds, who wrote The Magpie - on the series it's sung by The Unthanks (and mercifully it's better than the original (sorry mate if you read this, but he'll probably agree)).

    I'll share this nugget of Davey... I was watching him play his octave mando and he could see me looking at him, somewhat askance. He was using his thumb to barre a 2200 A chord. Noticed he did it with his mandolin too.
    He informed me that Keef Richards taught him this way... I told him that Keef's an idiot...
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