Tinker shows signs of depression, and after Lovejoy balls him out for a misappraisal, he disappears without a word. Although he finds his caravan empty, Lovejoy discovers a cache of old family photographs and postcards from a vacation resort in Devon. On a hunch he goes there and finds Tinker has sold his trademark checkered three piece suit and black beret and is living in his sister's hotel. After Lovejoy apologizes for his behavior, Tinker reveals that he's not going to leave without trying to help his older sister. she and her wheelchair-bound husband own a beautiful hotel on Burgh Island but are financially strapped and in danger of losing the property to a developer. In its glory days the lodging played host to celebrities like Mrs. Wallis Simpson, Noel Coward, and Agatha Christie, but currently is hosting a convention for model train enthusiasts. The key to saving the hotel and getting Tink back is discovering the location of the legendary treasure trove of a notorious smuggler... Written by
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Lovejoy is shown arriving at a railway station called Bigbury-on-Sea. This is artistic license - Bigbury-on-Sea has never had a railway station: the nearest railway station (which closed in 1963) was at Kingsbridge, about 10 miles away by road. See more
As the #53 Leyland bus pulls up at the bus stop it has the registration plate YBH210S. As Beth steps aboard, it has the registration plate E87KGV. See more
Listen, some people... chaps, like to keep things private... like Tink. I respected him for that.
Fine, OK, fine. Forget it.
[She self-consciously clears her throat
Are you blaming me for something, Charlotte?
Sometimes, people... chaps... need to share things, but they need a signal... otherwise they bottle it up... and that can be sad. That's all I'm saying.
[Both are silent
References The Wizard of Oz
Home, Sweet Home
Words by John Howard Payne
Lyrivs by Sir Henry Bishop
Played by tink on a harmonica See more