Monday 7 August 2023

The Detectorists (BBC TV) and "Magpie" by The Unthanks

This is a little gem of television from a BBC TV comedy-drama called The Detectorists - (2014-2017 plus a best-ignored later 'special' edition). 

The series was uneven in quality (any bits about featuring the metal detecting hobbyist duo and their club were superb; those parts about the human relationships... not-so-much); but at its best, this was about as good as modern television gets. 

The following sequence ended series three, episode one; and its combination of script, acting, visuals, with the thrilling harmonies of the Tyneside sisters The Unthanks song Magpie - is literally hair-raising. 


1 comment:

Fen Tiger said...