‘Detectorists’ BBC Theme Tune: What’s the song and who sings it?

‘Detectorists’ Theme Music: BBC Four comedy series soundtrack and singer details.

What is the Detectorists theme tune and who sings it?

The song played during the shows opening credits is an original piece of music by the South African born English actor and musician Johnny Flynn. The track is simply titled Detectorists.

Far from being just another TV theme tune, simply added as something to play over the credits, Flynn’s distinctive voice and guitar instantly grab your attention. If you’re anything like me, one of your first thoughts may have been ‘I’d like to hear more of that’. If that is the case, you can listen to the full song in the video above. The track is also available to purchase online via download.

A great match for Mackenzie Crook’s brilliantly relaxing rural comedy, these haunting vocals and music set the mood perfectly, playing as important a role as any of the series great selection of actors.

Known as an actor and having played the lead role of Dylan in Channel 4 and Netflix’s 2014 sitcom ‘Scrotal Recall’, Johnny is also frontman for English folk-rock band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit.

Playing the character Johnny Piper, you may remember Flynn appearing on screen during episode 3 of Detectorists.

More than a match for any BBC One comedy, fans of Detectorists will be delighted to hear the show will be returning for a series 2, with filming having got underway during mid-July, 2015. Though I personally rate the show higher than any BBC1 or BBC2 comedy of recent years, I kinda like the fact the gang will be staying put on Four. Yes this may have a slightly negative impact on viewing figures, but it allows the programme to be itself without any need to dumb down.

Once again joining writer and star Mackenzie Crook will be fellow cast members Toby Jones, Aimee Ffion-Edwards and Rachael Stirling. Having gotten so close last time, will the guys finally get their hands on that illusive Saxon gold?

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