In May 2014 I had a chat and meal with Mackenzie Crook in which we talked about a forthcoming series he had in mind about our hobby. The article was published and posted on my blog in October of that year. Just put the keyword MACK in the search box in the right column to read the original >>>>
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Detectorists hoped that the hobby would be shown in a favourable light and it would be a case of ‘laughing with us rather than at us.’ The doom mongers forecast ridicule galore, detectorists wearing silly garb, driving old cars and living on the dole – all typical comments for a comedy show that has yet to be aired. My favourite was, “The show can’t be very good ‘cos it’s been shown on BBC4. The show will flop if it makes us look silly!”
In retrospect this was unfounded
After many accolades – and Bafta’s – along the way we are now geared uno for a third series and many detectorists just can’t get enough of the famous Mr. Crook. It seems everyone now wants part of him and the action. Here’s one from a series of unpublished pictures Mrs John took at the time.
Good luck with the third series, Mack.
I hear filming is going well!
DETECTORISTS SERIES 3
To be broadcast on Wednesdays at 10pm, starting on November 8.