Tinker (aka actor Dudley Sutton), the lovable rogue antique expert from "Lovejoy", has specialized in acting the part of dodgy geezers in a variety of low-budget television programmes and films. Look out for him in several movies produced by the Children's Film Foundation, in which he displays considerable subtlety in portraying a succession of baddies who beat up kids.

While professing to be very knowledgeable about antique furniture and priceless art, he actually knows sod all. In fact, like most antique experts. Despite the heights achieved by his Hollywood co-star Ian McShane, Tinker prefers to shun publicity and is currently working in Birmingham Central Library.