BBC - Detectorists - Media centre:
A new comedy about two friends Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones) who go in search of their hearts' desire with a couple of metal detectors.There is a trailer on their Facebook page here.
Following a chance encounter with a young history student, Lance and Andy embark on a journey towards the discovery of a lifetime. All they need to do is get permission from the local landowner - the 'mad one' who is rumoured to have done away with his wife.
The first of six episodes is on at 10 pm, and will be available on the BBC's iPlayer soon after.
Detectorists never know what they’ll find – but fame? No thanks - Telegraph
Remember that although looking for treasure with metal detectors is a hobby many enjoy, because it involves our nations' heritage, there are a few rules for metal-detecting: see www.finds.org.uk. The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a DCMS funded project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. They will help you record what you've found, and if you do want to sell off your treasures it is much easier to do so with their record numbers.
[I've asked a few people if they'd be willing to do Q&As about metal detecting and the PAS, but although no-one has said no ... no-one has said yes ... yet?]