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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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Ian La Frenais
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ian McShane ...  Lovejoy 73 episodes, 1986-1994
Dudley Sutton ...  Tinker / ... 70 episodes, 1986-1994
Chris Jury ...  Eric Catchpole 55 episodes, 1986-1994
Phyllis Logan ...  Lady Jane Felsham / ... 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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Les règles de l'art See more »

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(71 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In the novels, Lovejoy was in his twenties. Ian McShane was forty-four when he first played the character, and forty-eight when the series began properly in 1991. See more »

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Lovejoy: Do we have to bring mistrust and suspicion into this?
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The dark side of antiques
26 June 2003 | by SandySmithSee all my reviews

I have very fond memories of this lovely, gentle, fun but exciting series. It was perfect Sunday evening viewing in my house, something all the family could watch. There was the occasional coarse word or double entendre, but that was alright because my parents thought we didn't understand!

It bore little resemblance, however, to the books on which it was based. The Lovejoy series, by author Jonathan Gash, portray a much darker, nastier world, with an appropriatley seedier Lovejoy. The TV series was the sanitised version, but no worse for that. I would, however, encourage any real fans of the series to also read the books, and see the dark side of the antiques world.


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