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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Ian La Frenais
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1994   1993   1992   1991   1986  
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Complete series cast summary:
Ian McShane ...  Lovejoy 73 episodes, 1986-1994
Dudley Sutton ...  Tinker Dill 70 episodes, 1986-1994
Chris Jury ...  Eric Catchpole 55 episodes, 1986-1994
Phyllis Logan ...  Lady Jane Felsham 47 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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A trademark feature of the show is the way that Lovejoy occasionally addresses the camera (and therefore the viewer) with a cheeky quip or a roguish "well, what would *you* have done?" as he is about to get the better of another character in a crooked antiques deal. This effect is referred to as, "Breaking the fourth wall".

Normally the audience and/or camera can see through the "fourth wall" but the actors act as though they can not. Thus when an actor interactions with the audience in this manner they have, "Broken the fourth wall". See more »

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Lovejoy: Do we have to bring mistrust and suspicion into this?
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great show, great cast, sorely missed
15 May 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Lovejoy on A&E channel some years ago. Ian McShane was right on as the roguish antique dealer, and he was ably accompanied by Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan, Malcolm Tierney, and later on, Caroline Langrishe. I'm happy to see that it's now available on DVD. I taped most of the episodes, but at the end, I'm afraid my collection became a little confused.

I admit to not having read the books, but I understand they're much darker than this show that displayed beautiful antiques, fun characters, and glorious countryside. The ensemble work was great. I confess to especially liking the flirtation between Lovejoy and Lady Jane. I recall the last episode as being a bit of a downer, but probably fitting with the character of Lovejoy as portrayed by McShane. A&E used to have the most marvelous series - I remember this fondly, along with the House of Elliott.


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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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(71 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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