Lovejoy: [Aside to camera] If home is where the heart is, then this is home to me: an auction room, an auction day when the old ticker beats faster with the slender possibility that somewhere, just somewhere among the birdcages, silver spoons, commemorative medals, roll top desks and castoffs from Granny's attic, somewhere amongst that lot, a genuine authentic antique will appear shining with all the love that made it.Lovejoy
is a British TV comedy/drama series based on the books by Jonathan Gash, about an antiques dealer in East Anglia in the UK. Lovejoy (played by Ian Mc Shane
) is a "divvy" — a person with a sixth sense which enables him to tell real antiques from fakes and accurately determine their worth. In addition, he's very knowledgeable about antiques in the mundane sense, yet he's routinely broke and staying a step ahead of the law.
Lovejoy is assisted in his work and schemes by Tinker Dill, a gregarious drunkard whose knowledge of antiques rivals Lovejoy's; Eric Catchpole, a young man whose father pays Lovejoy to teach Eric the trade; and Lady Jane Felsham, a married aristocrat whose dabbling at interior design brings her into regular contact with Lovejoy. Charlie Gimbert, a much more successful, but less popular, antiques dealer in town, provides Lovejoy with a foil, though as the series goes on they find themselves cooperating against their will more often.Lovejoy
was filmed for six seasons, all of which have been released on DVD. No relation to Reverend Lovejoy
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