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Sanctuary
Sanctuary
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Detectorists
May 16, 2017, 09:33
Best news of the week.....

A third series of the brilliant Detectorist is being filmed this summer! Can't wait.
https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/2518/detectorists_series_3/
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
4683 posts

Re: Detectorists
May 16, 2017, 09:44
Sanctuary wrote:
Best news of the week.....

A third series of the brilliant Detectorist is being filmed this summer! Can't wait.
https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/2518/detectorists_series_3/


PS
Series 1 is currently being re-run on BBC2 10pm Mondays.
Howburn Digger
Howburn Digger
752 posts

Re: Detectorists
May 16, 2017, 22:02
There was an announcement back in March but then I heard no more about it and given the programme's contentious nature among some on here, I felt it best not to mention it. Then last night I got an email from a pal about it. My heart soared like a hawk! This confirmation is the find some of us have been waiting for! Can things get any better this year?

'83 Tizer

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/old-soda-pop-top-clip-path-6197655.jpg

Mint Viscount ‘75

http://i31.twenga.com/food-and-drink/chocolate-biscuits/viscount-biscuit-e-liquid-tp_4498619396861957107f.jpg

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins 69

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_RsCCizsWvNw/TLN_epXPusI/AAAAAAAALGw/JGzX6g--FEw/s1600/Man+in+Flight+Coins.jpg

Bring it on. I'm gonna put a record on my record player and turn the volume up.

https://www.discogs.com/Johnny-Flynn-Detectorists/release/6925479

Ooo-errr, maybe I'll leave that vinyl unplayed and in mint condition...
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
4683 posts

Edited May 17, 2017, 10:06
Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 10:05
Howburn Digger wrote:
There was an announcement back in March but then I heard no more about it and given the programme's contentious nature among some on here, I felt it best not to mention it. Then last night I got an email from a pal about it. My heart soared like a hawk! This confirmation is the find some of us have been waiting for! Can things get any better this year?

'83 Tizer

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/old-soda-pop-top-clip-path-6197655.jpg

Mint Viscount ‘75

http://i31.twenga.com/food-and-drink/chocolate-biscuits/viscount-biscuit-e-liquid-tp_4498619396861957107f.jpg

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins 69

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_RsCCizsWvNw/TLN_epXPusI/AAAAAAAALGw/JGzX6g--FEw/s1600/Man+in+Flight+Coins.jpg

Bring it on. I'm gonna put a record on my record player and turn the volume up.

https://www.discogs.com/Johnny-Flynn-Detectorists/release/6925479

Ooo-errr, maybe I'll leave that vinyl unplayed and in mint condition...


To those who's hobby is detecting, the opening scene to series 1 absolutely nails it. I've spent days on end out digging up ring pulls, fencing staples, broken plough bits, tin foil, nails, rusty bars and all the metal waste buried over the years. Not found anything of historic value yet just the odd modern coin but absolutely love the hobby.

https://youtu.be/i4lFBAq1g10
moss
moss
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Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 11:11
'I'm with the ghosts of the men who can never sing again'

Thanks for the links, whatever one's feelings, those two 'losers' pulled at the heartstrings as they plodded round the fields finding ring pulls. It was almost Shakespearan the programme.

https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Johnny-Flynn/Detectorists-Original-Soundtrack-from-the-TV-Series
Lubin
Lubin
544 posts

Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 11:42
Sanctuary wrote:
Sanctuary wrote:
Best news of the week.....

A third series of the brilliant Detectorist is being filmed this summer! Can't wait.
https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/2518/detectorists_series_3/


PS
Series 1 is currently being re-run on BBC2 10pm Mondays.



I recorded it and have just watched it again. I think second time around even better as I picked up on even more funny/sad quotes. Brilliant programme and I'm really looking forward to series 3. Bring it on.
Littlestone
Littlestone
5384 posts

Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 13:12
moss wrote:
'I'm with the ghosts of the men who can never sing again'

Thanks for the links, whatever one's feelings, those two 'losers' pulled at the heartstrings as they plodded round the fields finding ring pulls. It was almost Shakespearan the programme.

https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Johnny-Flynn/Detectorists-Original-Soundtrack-from-the-TV-Series


Here are all the lyrics – :-)


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.

(Mmmmmm)

Will you swim through the briny sea for me,
Roll 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.
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
4683 posts

Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 13:26
Littlestone wrote:
moss wrote:
'I'm with the ghosts of the men who can never sing again'

Thanks for the links, whatever one's feelings, those two 'losers' pulled at the heartstrings as they plodded round the fields finding ring pulls. It was almost Shakespearan the programme.

https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Johnny-Flynn/Detectorists-Original-Soundtrack-from-the-TV-Series


Here are all the lyrics – :-)


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.

(Mmmmmm)

Will you swim through the briny sea for me,
Roll 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.


I'll be round to shoot a video of you singing it LS. No doubt you'll be wearing wellie boots, have a pint of zider in one hand and a detector in the other as you do :-)
nigelswift
7416 posts

Edited May 17, 2017, 13:59
Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 13:41
Howburn Digger wrote:
given the programme's contentious nature among some on here


Actually, I praised it a lot, on several occasions, but I also complained about several damaging messages. Seems fair. In particular, the lack of a clear message about recording finds.

As for lyrical songs, here's something that would do more good (although once again I'll be accused of being a "spoilsport" and conducting a "moral vendetta". (I don't give a toss, it's a brilliant programme giving some bad messages and I'm blowed if I'll pretend otherwise to avoid nonsense on here...)

"Here I lie, no longer flesh or even dust.
Yet here I lie, in signs that tell
That once there was a man
Like you. Who lived and laughed.
I am no less than you, for having gone,
Nor are my rights the less.
I am a man like you and ask
Only that my life is not denied.
Yet here you dig, in blind and selfish haste,
Smashing every clue but one
Because it glints a little
And feeds your avaricious taste.
Now, that is all I am,
That bling within your grubby palm.
What now? What will you do
To save me from oblivion?
Take it home in secret? Make it shine?
Show it to your mates with swelling pride?
Claim a right to hoard a husk of history
As if to say that history is yours to hide?"

;)
tjj
tjj
3342 posts

Edited May 17, 2017, 13:55
Re: Detectorists
May 17, 2017, 13:47
Sanctuary wrote:
Best news of the week.....

A third series of the brilliant Detectorist is being filmed this summer! Can't wait.
https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/2518/detectorists_series_3/


I'd like to answer as suspect certain others will not get drawn. Firstly, I did enjoy the series, particularly the first series when it was tucked away late in the schedules, a hidden gem of a programme. It took off with the second series and thus became a bit more contentious.

Secondly, I am not passionately opposed to the past-time of metal-detectoring if it is undertaken responsibly, with permissions and the understanding that anything that looks important is reported to PAS. I am uneasy about anything seen to promote the 'treasure-hunting' aspect of it. I have learnt a lot from people like Nigel Swift and his colleagues at Heritage Action. Having said that, there was a time we were antagonist towards each other - back in the days when I was associated with the now defunct Avebury Forum (I'll be the first to say some of its members were hot heads, whilst others took what it had to offer and applied that knowledge to their own projects). I've long since changed my mind about Heritage Action/Journal and came to see it as an ethical, dedicated group of like-minded people who work tirelessly to protect our heritage. If they say metal detectoring is ethically ambiguous then I go along with that.
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