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Postby Ianftr8 » 29 Sep 2014 17:56

Just been listening to something on the radio apparently there is a new comedy "The detectorists"

Detectorists follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for metal detecting.

When Andy and Lance are together, they're like an old married couple. They gripe at each other, but there is a true bond underneath. Each has their own slightly dysfunctional lives but together they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard that will cement their place in detecting history.

Helping them along the way is a delightfully quirky crowd of characters who are drawn to this all-absorbing hobby.

Across the six episodes greed, betrayal, rejection and, finally redemption are all played out as the boys and their eccentric friends at the Danbury Metal Detecting Club search for that one big find.

Next New Episode:
Thursday 2nd October
@ 10pm on BBC4

Where one of the characters has a yellow TR7

Maybe worth a watch.

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Postby macutmore » 30 Sep 2014 12:14

New TV series: "Detectorists"

It follows Andy, a wannabe archaeologist who loves metal detecting.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... z3Enw0lV2W
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In the script is a yellow Triumph TR7.

Sam Harley, the designer, found a 1977 yellow TR7 in pristine condition . . . and it was cheaper to buy it than hire it for the duration of the shoot.

This left the problem of what would happen to it after they finished.

It was bought. Buyer told wife they had to safeguard it in case they were commissioned for a second series.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... z3EnuRQzdh

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Postby dursleyman » 30 Sep 2014 12:39

Thanks for the tip-off, Sky box set.


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Postby Maxwell » 30 Sep 2014 15:30

We should get him to join the best Club for the discerning TR7 owner, the TR-Drivers Club!

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Postby John Wood » 30 Sep 2014 21:49

I spoke to the bloke who was after the Yellow TR7 for the series as I had one at the time. Not sure which one he bought but he said it was a good one.

Well at least it has produced another celeb owner.

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Postby dursleyman » 02 Oct 2014 21:39

Just watched the programme, seems like a nice gentle quirky comedy.

More importantly the car is a very nice looking TR7 coupe reg WGJ22R.
Anyone here know anything about it?

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Postby Maxwell » 02 Oct 2014 22:35

I've e-mailed his Agent, not heard anything back yet...
Maybe another TRDC Member in the making?

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Postby Ianftr8 » 26 Oct 2014 16:35

Any news from the agent?

Programme is pretty easy watching.

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Postby Maxwell » 26 Oct 2014 17:35

Hi Ian - Not a thing. Be nice to get this car into the TRDC!

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Postby nervousnewowner » 26 Oct 2014 17:59

loving the prog, saw the car listed on car and classics website I think it was. nice looking car.

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Postby John Wood » 26 Oct 2014 18:00

I know I only watch it to see the TR7 but after watching episode 4 last week I like the way the series is developing and there are some parts that make me chuckle.
The characters are quite likeable as well.

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Postby Last TR » 27 Oct 2014 02:17

Maybe we'll get it on PBS in the States after a few years...

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Postby jeffremj » 27 Oct 2014 06:46

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Century Gothic, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by John Wood</i>

I know I only watch it to see the TR7 but after watching episode 4 last week I like the way the series is developing and there are some parts that make me chuckle.
The characters are quite likeable as well.
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">I also like it and, whilst looking out for the TR7, I also look out for the local sights - plenty from Framlingham. Some of the place names (Two Brewers) also ring bells - Essex pub. Basically, a must for East Anglians.

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Postby nick » 27 Oct 2014 13:25

If that show ends up with any populararity for a couple of seasons it will drive up the price of TR7s in the UK. Better buy them up while you can.

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Postby John Wood » 27 Oct 2014 15:07

Good ones are strong money now and rarely hit the classifieds.

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