Sunday, 5 October 2014

Detectorists, Part 1

"Ring pull. '83. Tizer."

This is a nice, gentle little comedy drama from BBC 4 starting the rather good Mackenzie Crook (who also writes and directs) and the equally excellent Toby Jones. I rather enjoyed it.

This is a gentle comedy of personal quirks, about slightly geeky, ordinary people with dead end jobs and human foibles. Lance is still within the gravitational pull of his ex-wife whereas Andy is tempted to stray from his girlfriend, attracted to student Sophie.

I suspect this six part series will end with them striking it rich but losing much of their happiness on the way, but for now, at least, this is a nicely diverting half-hour with some good jokes.

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