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This week, I watched the last episode of season 2 of BBC4's delightful series 'detectorists' written by, directed by and starring Mackenzie Crook. Also starring Toby Jones, amongst others, and a cameo from Diana Rigg!

Very English in its gentle humour following the hopeful but never successful trawling for bits of buried history by the Danebury Metal Detecting Club. "No we are not metal detectors; that is what we use. We are detectorists."

Watch all season 2 here, if you can:

Episode 1 available for another 12 days

I've treated myself to season 1 as I was late to this feast. Season 2 DVD now on my wish list :D

The haunting theme was written especially for the show: I'm Waiting for You by Johnny Flynn

Theme from detectorists by Johnny Flynn

Will you search through the lonely earth for me,
Climb through the briar and bramble?
I'll be your treasure.

I felt the touch of the kings and the breath of the wind,
I knew the call of all the song birds.
They sang all the wrong words.
I'm waiting for you,
I'm waiting for you.


Will you swim through the briny sea for me,
Crawl along the ocean's floor?
I'll be your treasure.

I'm with the ghosts of the men who can never sing again,
There's a place follow me.
Where a love lost at sea.
Is waiting for you.
Is waiting for you.

Date: 2015-12-05 03:01 pm (UTC)
gairid: Art  by J A Grimshaw (Art - Grimshaw - Ships on Thames)
From: [personal profile] gairid
I really love the song - ballads are among my favorite type of music and this is just beautiful, musically and lyrically. I will now be going through his music!

I was trying to puzzle out his accent when I listened to the song and couldn't figure it our (it can be tricky with singers, too), so I looked at his bio. South Africa. I find that accent always a little hard to place for some reason.

I'll have to check out the show, too--sounds like something I'd like. :)

Date: 2015-12-05 11:47 pm (UTC)
cloudsinvenice: woman resting her head on her hand, thinking (Default)
From: [personal profile] cloudsinvenice
I saw a couple of eps on holiday and I really must catch up with the rest. Rather poignantly, it turns out to have been filmed around Framlingham, where a late friend lived, so it will be nice from that point of view as well. I saw it trending the other night on Twitter and was pleased to realise that a show like this had obviously appealed to a lot of people. :)

Btw, we are enjoying the Advent calendar! :)

Date: 2015-12-06 06:28 pm (UTC)
lisette_laviolette: ladies & gentlemen, the fabulous couple (Default)
From: [personal profile] lisette_laviolette
gotta love Mackenzie Crook :)

I know he was very cool in Merlin when he played that clever Cedric and turned later into an evil sorcerer.
Edited Date: 2015-12-06 06:30 pm (UTC)


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