Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) are back in Detectorists Series Three doing what they do best, wandering around a field trying to find a fortune while having witty conversations and charming banter.
In the third series of the low key comedy things have changed ever so slightly for our dynamic detectorist duo. Andy, his wife Becky (Rachael Stirling) and their young son have had to move in with his mother in law Veronica (Diana Rigg). Lance has a new lodger in the shape of his daughter Kate (Alexa Davies) while trying to keep his current girlfriend Toni (Rebecca Callard) happy.
Meanwhile the field the pair have been scanning for treasure for the past five years is due to become a solar panel site in six weeks. The clock is quite literally ticking for Andy and Lance as they do all they can to keep their claim on the land.
Regular readers of this little blog will probably know I'm a bit of a fan of this show, following two brilliant series and a Christmas special this most likely is the final chance to bask in the wonderful glow of the characters created by Crook. But if this is the last series it goes out with a beautifully put together six episodes, not so much a bang as an awwwwwww.
Viewers are able to simple sit back, relax and bask in the glow of the wit of the D. M. D. C and company. As the show focuses on the plight of Andy and Lance not much time is left focused on the supporting characters who only have a few moments to shine compared to series two. Although there is plenty of fun to be had from the moments featuring rival detectorists Paul Casar and Simon Farnaby aka Paul and Art.
I adore this show and while it is a shame to see it come to a close it has been a consistently charm filled comedy. The DVD contains a behind the scenes documentary, a brief featurette on the mother and daughter pairing of Stirling and Rigg and a couple of further interviews filmed in the back of a book shop in London.
Also if you're new to the show then you're also in luck as a complete box set of the show is also available and should do more than give you a chuckle or five.
In conclusion, a warm hug of a show, Detectorists Series Three and the complete boxset is out on DVD from the 18th of December.