Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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Last Tango in Lavenham 

Tink's decision to leave antiques and open a pub causes Lovejoy to pop the question to Charlotte, but things become complicated with Jane's return from America.


Baz Taylor


Ian La Frenais (series created by), Jonathan Gash (from the books by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McShane ... Lovejoy
Dudley Sutton ... Tinker
Caroline Langrishe ... Charlotte Cavendish
Diane Parish Diane Parish ... Beth
Phyllis Logan ... Lady Jane Felsham
Chris Jury ... Eric Catchpole
David Ryall ... Sam Cavendish
Shelagh McLeod ... Professor Lowry
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ... Addey
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Kate Henshaw
Amelia Curtis ... Viki
Ashley Barker ... Jeff Brolly
Mark Straker Mark Straker ... Estate Agent
Phil Cornwell ... Syd Bishop
Mike Tezcan Mike Tezcan ... Driver


Tink announces his retirement from the antique trade to open up a pub and suggests to Lovejoy that he should marry Charlotte. His imminent eviction from the Felsham barn for non-payment of rent is another reason he decides to pop the question. At first she hesitates, but finally says 'yes' during an auction in which she is selling a pack of Victorian love letters for Lovejoy. Complications arise when Jane returns from America and contemplates buying Felsham Hall and Charlottes father is attacked by "nighthawks" who pillage archaeological digs. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

4 December 1994 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lavenham, Suffolk, England, UK

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Did You Know?


In this final episode Lovejoy does indeed refer to an actual book " Thinking about the Unthinkable " by Herman Kahn (1962) See more »


Lovejoy: Nelson Mandela is President of South Africa, you're going on the wagon, and I'm getting married.
Tinker Dill: Here's to the three of us.
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References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »


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Music by Lenny Sanders (Julio Cesar Sanders)
English lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
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Good Bye 'Lovejoy' :-(
25 November 2006 | by flugluftholgateSee all my reviews

I always liked 'Lovejoy' and having visited the area a few times it is nice to see the places in the flesh, so to speak. There is the odd problem, but show me a perfect film or TV series!!! The first series was darker and sometimes you could pick out the actors finding there way, but when it gets going and every body knows every body its very good. One thing I like is the information about the antiques, having access to the www can confirm the facts, etc, they come out with. This episode and the first of the second (or third) is a bit sentimental with flash backs to the past and the characters been all chummy and sometimes been out of character... Its a shame they did not have 'Charlie Gimbet' in the last one, in fact he should have been in more. Also they should have had a 'Comedy Plod' in the whole series (ala 'Minder'), Police make great comedy! Well worth watching and shouting at the TV screen when Lovejoy makes a hash of his love life! He should have married Lady Jane...

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