Hit British Tv series Lovejoy is set to make a comeback.

The popular Bbc show follows the life of an antiques dealer as he searches for valuable artefacts, and it originally ran for six series from 1986 to 1994, with Ian MCShane in the lead role.

Writer Tony Jordan, who also created British Tv hit Life On Mars, is using original Lovejoy novels by Jonathan Gash as his source for the new material.

It is not known if MCShane will reprise his role, but Phyllis Logan, who played the character's love interest in the original run, is reportedly keen to return to her role.