Lovejoy to return?

Ian McShane, pictured here with co-star Caroline Langrishe, starred as Lovejoy in the BBC1 series be

But who will get get to take the lead role?  

Lovejoy, the lovable rogue antiques dealer whose tales became a staple of Sunday night TV in the late 80s and early 90s, could return to the small screen .

Tony Jordan, writer of popular dramas including Hustle and Life on Mars, has returned to the original source material of Jonathan Gash’s Lovejoy novels – there are 24 – to develop a new script, according to RadioTimes.com. The project is in its “very early days”, according to Jordan’s production company Red Planet Pictures, and so far has no broadcaster attached.

Lovejoy, set in East Anglia, ran on BBC1 for six series between 1986 and 1994, giving Ian McShane his most high profile UK TV role, after an acting career that had already spanned more than 20 years.

He has previously said he is unlikely to return as the mullet-haired hero of the Lovejoy stories.

However, Phyllis Logan, who played Lady Jane Felsham and is now housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, told RadioTimes.com she would return to the show “in a heartbeat”.

 

– The Guardian

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