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Lovejoy

7.81993NR
Golden Globe® winner Ian McShane (Deadwood) exudes rakish charm as "the James Bond of antiques dealers" (New York Times) in these cult-favorite mysteries. Despite his knack for spotting rare finds among rubbish, Lovejoy can't stay out of trouble, often getting snared in the underbelly of the antiques industry. Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) costars as his partner in peddling, the lovely Lady Jane.
Starring
Ian McShaneDudley SuttonChris Jury
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Napoleonic Commode
    January 9, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Lovejoy is mistaken by the local bailiff for his landlord, he is evicted from his house and has his car and antiques inventory confiscated.
  2. 2. The Ring
    January 16, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Strapped for cash Lovejoy recruits old time con artists Matron Jackie, Gideon and Henry the Hearse Chaser to attend an auction where he is selling a painting by local artist Jessie Webb and purposely bid against each other to bump up the selling price.
  3. 3. Second Fiddle
    January 23, 1993
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy is intrigued when famous violinist Lindsey Parry-Davies mysteriously asks him to make his valuable Stradivarius look like an imitation but nonetheless calls on the services of Tommy Norris, Liverpool supporter and king of the violin fakers.
  4. 4. The Colour of Mary
    January 30, 1993
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Charlie Gimbert, one of the sleaziest dealers in the trade, rolls into town on tour with fallen snooker champion Murray McNally. To keep his cash cow happy, Charlie contracts Lovejoy to track down an impossible antique: Mary Queen of Scots's billiard table.
  5. 5. Fly the Flag
    February 6, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Facing death duties threatening to bankrupt him, Jane's friend Christian Shotley asks Lovejoy to appraise some valuable antiques. When they turn out to be forgeries, Shotley's only hope may lie in an 18th-century flag of mysterious provenance.
  6. 6. Judgement of Solomon
    February 13, 1993
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Retired RAF officer Connaught asks Lovejoy to sell a collection of Jewish religious artefacts, allegedly purchased by his late wife and with no provenance.
  7. 7. The Galloping Major
    February 20, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Whilst visiting a scrap yard for a replacement indicator lamp for his truck Lovejoy buys an old iron canon, which gets him stopped by the police and almost destroys a pub's cellar.
  8. 8. God Helps Those
    February 27, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lady Jane ropes Lovejoy into organizing a charity auction for the local hospital and visiting the geriatric ward where he meets elderly Florence and stops her greedy son from stealing her antique condiment set.
  9. 9. They Call Me Midas
    March 6, 1993
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jim Leonard, Lovejoy's old mentor, asks for his help in a plot to sting greedy Dutch art dealer Hans Koopman, who once cheated Jim's wife's late father.
  10. 10. Irish Stew
    March 13, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Ireland where Lady Jane hopes to buy a Jack Butler Yeats painting Lovejoy and his associates interrupt a burglary at the home of disreputable dealer Bertie Montserrat, though Montserrat denies there was a crime.
  11. 11. Dainty Dish
    March 27, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Brighton on a working holiday Lovejoy meets Lady Jane's friend Louise, widow of a Belgian baron and resistance hero.
  12. 12. Taking the Pledge
    April 3, 1993
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy tries to help an old friend, now turned homeless man, to redeem a valuable heirloom watercolor miniature.
  13. 13. Lovejoy Loses It
    April 10, 1993
    52min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy temporarily turns his back on his own ethical standards...to his ultimate regret.

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Directors
David ReynoldsRoger TuckerBaz TaylorKen Hannam
Producers
BBC-TV Productions
Network
Acorn TV
Amazon Maturity Rating
NR Not rated. Learn more