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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Lovejoy (73 episodes, 1986-1994)
Dudley Sutton ...
 Tinker / ... (70 episodes, 1986-1994)
Chris Jury ...
 Eric Catchpole (55 episodes, 1986-1994)
 Lady Jane / ... (48 episodes, 1986-1994)


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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Release Date:

10 January 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Les règles de l'art  »

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During filming in series one to three, several scenes were shot inside the Six Bells pub, Walsham Le Willows. For some strange reason, the films were reversed, and actors wore their watches on their RIGHT wrists, jackets with right-hand breast pockets were made, and there was even a reverse-replica of the pub clock. See more »


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Lovejoy, love it to bits!
4 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This TV series brings back fond memories of the late 80's, early 90's. Happen to have an interest in Antiques but this was completely unnecessary in order to enjoy the series. Lovejoy the Antiques dealer was an interesting combination of amateur Detective, righter of wrongs, incurable romantic/ womaniser (!), and occasional con-man which gave him a slightly dark edge - though he would generally only con other con-men or unsavoury wealthy types with so much money they would hardly notice it. This was a programme which at the time seemed to out-shine all others. The first series in 1986 was separated by a five year gap to 1991 for the second series. It only returned due to huge public demand in the UK. In the end six series were produced though some of the old characters had sadly disappeared by the last series. Why do I think Lovejoy was so good? Because it was refreshingly innocent

  • there was no 'body count' (well a very occasional murder), lots of

good-natured banter between friends and very varied story-lines. Plus Lovejoy seemed to lead a rather enviable life, sometimes struggling financially, other times with a wind-fall but always surrounded by good friends and enjoying the hell out of life. And what country-side - the beautiful green fields and villages of England's East Anglia! There were 71 episodes to enjoy, and it does get repeated here and there
  • but only a few episodes have been released on VHS. Where Oh where are

the DVD's??? If you haven't seen it yet and get a chance to see it - do so - it'll leave you with a feel-good factor you won't forget.

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