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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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6   5   4   3   2   1  
1994   1993   1992   1991   1986  
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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les règles de l'art See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(71 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Quotes

Lovejoy: Do we have to bring mistrust and suspicion into this?
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Connections

Referenced in The Brontes at the BBC (2016) See more »

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Interesting, humorous and unusual crime stories.
18 July 1999 | by cjenkinsSee all my reviews

Excellent series full of humour and wit. Stories well written. Deals with the 'life and times' of an antiques dealer with a problem with commitment except to friends. Terrific supporting cast who play their roles with a joy and bring depth to their characters. Wonderfully interesting stories - I especially enjoyed seeing the 'J. Arthur Rank gong' again after an absence of many years - I hope that it has now found its way into a museum for safe keeping! I wish that a new series would be produced but, and here I compliment the BBC, the production company know when to end a series - that is, while it is still excellent!


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