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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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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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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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Country:

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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Runtime:

(71 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Relaxing series
16 June 2003 | by dexter-27See all my reviews

Very few series anymore give me a warm feeling. You know, the feeling you get when you're watching a show that 'feels like home'. Lovejoy was a show like that, it really made me feel comfortable.

Unfortunately, I don't think there will be shows like Lovejoy anymore. There are few newer series that have come close. One of them is Frasier, although they don't make it anymore either. Maybe I should just watch the older series over and over again, shows like Jeeves and Wooster, The Prisoner, Red Dwarf, etc.


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