Lovejoy (1986–1994)

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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

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 Lovejoy (73 episodes, 1986-1994)
Dudley Sutton ...
 Tinker / ... (70 episodes, 1986-1994)
Chris Jury ...
 Eric / ... (55 episodes, 1986-1994)
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 Lady Jane / ... (48 episodes, 1986-1994)
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Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his con-artist skills to help out the less fortunate. His partners in crime are wealthy Lady Jane, his dim assistant Eric, and the genially intoxicated Tinker. Written by Mike Konczewski

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10 January 1986 (UK)  »

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In the novels Lovejoy was in his twenties. Ian McShane was 44 when he first played the character, and 48 when the series began properly in 1990. See more »

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Lovejoy: Do we have to bring mistrust and suspicion into this?
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Interesting, humorous and unusual crime stories.
18 July 1999 | by (Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Excellent series full of humour and wit. Stories well written. Deals with the 'life and times' of an antiques dealer with a problem with commitment except to friends. Terrific supporting cast who play their roles with a joy and bring depth to their characters. Wonderfully interesting stories - I especially enjoyed seeing the 'J. Arthur Rank gong' again after an absence of many years - I hope that it has now found its way into a museum for safe keeping! I wish that a new series would be produced but, and here I compliment the BBC, the production company know when to end a series - that is, while it is still excellent!


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