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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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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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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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Runtime:

(71 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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The long DVD wait is finally over!
4 March 2004 | by pjonssonSee all my reviews

After what seems like an eternity along with rumours that "It will never happen because Jonathon Gash is against it" etc - it has finally happened. The UK's BBC have just announced the DVD release date for the first series of ten episodes (17th May 2004). It will be region 2 from the BBC, presumably the other regions will be catered for elsewhere. I hope the later series will follow, probably depending on how well this first one sells. So it's up to us, Lovejoy fans - let's support it, and tell your friends! I really hope (are you listening?) that the full 71 episodes will be released in time, along with the Christmas specials. Not only that, but how about an 'extras' DVD with interviews with the cast, Jonathon Gash, TV screenplay writers. Ian McShane, of course (!!), who having read the books helped to get it televised (of course it's a different slant on the Lovejoy character which was born in the books, but which is valid in it's own right in my view). Also location information, stills and any other trivia would be great. Believe me, I would buy it!!


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