Lovejoy, the character created by Jonathan Gash (a qualified M.D. and pathologist), is an antiques dealer not above doing some shady dealing of his own. His expertise helps him solve crimes in the antiques world. The series is set in rural East Anglia. In "The Rich And The Profane," he is asked to appraise the antiques at a priory, giving him the opportunity to play both sides of the fence. Lovejoy became a popular television series, but the written character is more crooked than the televised one.