Lovejoy

Lovejoy in Market Hill, Clare
Lovejoy in Market Hill, Clare: Ian McShane with Dudley Sutton

Lovejoy is a British TV comedy-drama mystery series based on the picaresque novels by Jonathan Gash, the pen name of John Grant.  The show ran for 71 episodes over six series, much of it set in East Anglia.

Baythorne Park, Essex c1670
Baythorne Park, Essex c1670

Clare featured in several episodes, as did Cavendish (Series 1 Episode 3; Series 5 Episode 4; Series 6 Episode 2), Long Melford, Lavenham & Hadleigh (many times) and Kersey – all them Wool Towns.  Belchamp St Paul – the Half Moon Inn – appeared in 3 episodes of series 5.  Hartest, Stansfield, Kentwell Hall, Baythorne Park, Castle Hedingham, Bury St Edmunds – all had appearances, and multiple other places across Suffolk and North Essex.

Honey Hill, Market Hill, Clare
Former antiques shop, Market Hill, Clare: Lovejoy – ‘The Price of Fish’ 1993, Season 5 episode 13

The antiques shop (see photo right) is now the Honey Hill Cafe, within a 17C listed house, part in Market Hill, part in Church Street.  Why not take tea and enjoy the atmosphere?  Every building in Market Hill is listed by Historic England, even the K6 Gilbert Scott telephone box.

The Priory in Clare was used with Richard Briers playing the role of a monk in ‘Never Judge a Book by its Cover’ 1993, Series 5 Episode 12.

Links: full list of the Lovejoy Novels; Google map of Lovejoy locations; Waymarked locations within 10 km.

Editor’s List of Lovejoy Links with details of series & photos
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