Detectorists – reviewed by an actual metal detectorist

Started by gash, May 16, 2017, 05:40:55 pm

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Gary Blackwell, a real metal detectorist, offers his verdict on Mackenzie Crook's hit comedy, as its first series gets another airing on BBC Two I am a massive fan of the show. For the first time ever a TV show has captured the true UK detecting experience - good and bad.

What does it get right about the hobby? Everything, it's just like being there in person.

Talking rubbish and finding rubbish while enjoying the great outdoors is a part of the detectorist's everyday life. Even non-detectorists say how fantastic this show is, and then they ask us, is it really like that?

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