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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
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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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