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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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1994   1993   1992   1991   1986  
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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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Following roguish antiques dealer Lovejoy, who has a reputation for recognizing exceptional items as well as distinguishing genuine antiques from fakes.

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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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Something of a mystery surrounds Lovejoy's daughter. In season two, episode eight, "Sugar & Spice", Lady Jane mentions that Lovejoy has just one daughter. In season one, she was called "Kate", and was played by Charlotte Edwards; in seasons two and three, she was called "Vicky", and was played by Amelia Shankley; in season six her name was spelled "Viki", and she was played by Amelia Curtis. Despite information to the contrary on some websites, Amelia Shankley and Amelia Curtis are not the same actress. See more »

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Lovejoy: Do we have to bring mistrust and suspicion into this?
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Referenced in The Brontes at the BBC (2016) See more »

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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:

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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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