When is the Detectorists Christmas special? | The Sun

DETECTORISTS Lance and Andy are reuniting once more for Christmas.

Fans bid an emotional farewell to the series back in 2017 – now after five years, the popular acclaimed sitcom is back for a one-off festive special.

What time is the Detectorists Special?

The much loved members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club will return to screens tonight (December 26, 2022) at 9pm.

And fans of the show will be pleased to know the Detectorists will be back for a 75 minute episode – plenty of time to enjoy all the festive fun Lance and Andy are set to bring.

The Boxing Day special will see the local metal detecting club face a threat to its very existence.

However, in true Detectorists style Lance lands a lucky break in a bid to save his beloved club, but his golden find also lands his and Andy's friendship in hot water.

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Viewers shouldn't expect any further episodes to follow, as the special is reported to have been filmed as a one-off event.

How to watch the Detectorists Special

The Detectorists Christmas Special will air this evening on BBC Two.

Viewers can also watch the one-off episode on BBC iPlayer after the programme has been broadcast.

Who is in the cast of Detectorists?

Once more, Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones will reprise their lead roles as Andy and Lance.

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Rachael Stirling is also returning for the new episode in the role of Becky – a local primary school teacher and Andy's wife.

This year will see the first scenes filmed since the death of Dame Diana Rigg, who played Veronica – Becky's mum both on screen and in real life.

During an appearance on the BBC Breakfast show, Mackenzie Crook opened up on the emotions of filming the new Detectorists special since Dame Diana Rigg's passing.

He said: ''That particular day was a very emotional day, especially for Rachael.

"We were back in the same location that we filmed with Diana a few years ago.

"She died sadly in 2020, so we had to address that. That's in fact why I wanted to speak to Rachael before I spoke to Tony."

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