Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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Somewhere - Over the Rainbow? 

Tink seems depressed and after Lovejoy bawls him out for a incorrect appraisal, he inexplicably disappears without a word.


Ian White


Ian La Frenais (series created by), Jonathan Gash (from the books by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Lovejoy
Dudley Sutton ... Tinker
Caroline Langrishe ... Charlotte
Diane Parish Diane Parish ... Beth
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Olive Nettleton
Richard Vernon ... Roger Nettleton
Kenneth Cope ... John Ikin
Christopher Guard Christopher Guard ... Jake
John Quentin John Quentin ... Sir Ronald Edgehill
Erich Redman ... Walter Vronk
Simon Holmes Simon Holmes ... Pub Landlord
Michael Lees ... Colonel Foley
Helena McCarthy Helena McCarthy ... Oxfam Lady
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Devon Constable
Richard Beale Richard Beale ... Mervyn The Fisherman


Tinker shows signs of depression, and after Lovejoy bawls him out for an incorrect appraisal, he disappears without a word. Although he finds his caravan empty, Lovejoy discovers a cache of old family photographs and postcards from a vacation resort in Devon. On a hunch he goes there and finds Tinker has sold his trademark checkered three piece suit and black beret and is living in his sister's hotel. After Lovejoy apologizes for his behavior, Tinker reveals that he's not going to leave without trying to help his older sister. she and her wheelchair-bound husband own a beautiful hotel on Burgh Island but are financially strapped and in danger of losing the property to a developer. In its glory days the lodging played host to celebrities like Mrs. Wallis Simpson, Noel Coward, and Agatha Christie, but currently is hosting a convention for model train enthusiasts. The key to saving the hotel and getting Tink back is discovering the location of the legendary treasure trove of a notorious ... Written by

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hotel | sister | appraisal | key | postcard | See All (20) »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

16 October 1994 (UK) See more »

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The hotel used on Burgh Island is a working hotel which adheres almost completely to the Art Deco style of decor; all furniture, fixtures and fittings are genuine late 1920s/early 1930s and many guests dress up in the clothes of the era when staying there. The island is tidal and gets cut off from the mainland twice a day. See more »


As the #53 Leyland bus pulls up at the bus stop it has the registration plate YBH210S. As Beth steps aboard, it has the registration plate E87KGV. See more »


Lovejoy: Listen, some people... chaps, like to keep things private... like Tink. I respected him for that.
Charlotte Cavendish: Fine, OK, fine. Forget it.
[She self-consciously clears her throat]
Lovejoy: Are you blaming me for something, Charlotte?
Charlotte Cavendish: Sometimes, people... chaps... need to share things, but they need a signal... otherwise they bottle it up... and that can be sad. That's all I'm saying.
[Both are silent]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Home, Sweet Home
Words by John Howard Payne
Lyrivs by Sir Henry Bishop
Played by tink on a harmonica
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