Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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Somewhere - Over the Rainbow? 

Tink seems depressed and after Lovejoy bawls him out for a incorrect appraisal, he inexplicably disappears without a word.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dudley Sutton ...
Caroline Langrishe ...
Diane Parish ...
Ursula Howells ...
Olive Nettleton
Roger Nettleton
John Ikin
Christopher Guard ...
John Quentin ...
Sir Ronald Edgehill
Walter Vronk
Simon Holmes ...
Pub Landlord
Michael Lees ...
Colonel Foley
Helena McCarthy ...
Oxfam Lady
Jon Croft ...
Devon Constable
Richard Beale ...
Mervyn The Fisherman


Tinker shows signs of depression, and after Lovejoy bawls him out for an incorrect appraisal, 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 ... Written by

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hotel | sister | appraisal | key | postcard | See All (20) »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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16 October 1994 (UK)  »

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Tinker's full name is revealed: Archibald Bertram de Vere Dill! 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 »


Lovejoy: Listen, some people... chaps, like to keep things private... like Tink. I respected him for that.
Charlotte Cavendish: Fine, OK, fine. Forget it.
[She self-consciously clears her throat]
Lovejoy: Are you blaming me for something, Charlotte?
Charlotte Cavendish: 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]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Home, Sweet Home
Words by John Howard Payne
Lyrivs by Sir Henry Bishop
Played by tink on a harmonica
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