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British 'Detectorists' on Acorn TV uncovers a comedy treasure

British 'Detectorists' on Acorn TV uncovers a comedy treasure

"Detectorists," a wonderful sitcom set in the south of England among a group of treasure hunters and the winner of the 2015 BAFTA award for scripted comedy, has crossed the Atlantic by way of the streaming subscription service Acorn TV. It's the work — as writer, director and star — of Mackenzie Crook, probably best known to American audiences as Ragetti, the sailor with a wooden eye in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise. Many will know him, too, as Gareth Keenan in Ricky Gervais' "The Office," the role that in the American version became Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute; or as the wildling warg Orell on "Game of...

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