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Lovejoy

7.81991NR
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. Just Desserts
    January 5, 1991
    52min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy, ever an admirer of beauty, is tricked into a shady antiques deal by an alluring Dutch woman and ends up in jail. Recently released, he regales Lady Jane with the details and then plots his revenge.
  2. 2. The Italian Venus
    January 12, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy becomes involved with two brothers from a wealthy family. One controls their inheritance, the other has been locked out of the family fortune. Lovejoy, can't help but meddle in their affairs.
  3. 3. Bin Diving
    January 19, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lady Jane asks Lovejoy to appraise the house of her recently widowed friend. But later that night, the house is robbed, and Lovejoy becomes the police's prime suspect. Meanwhile, Eric is troubled by a conflict with a group of garbage men.
  4. 4. Montezuma's Revenge
    January 26, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eric is eager to show off a golden statuette he's selling for a friend. But the artifact is rumored to be cursed and has quite a nefarious history to back that up. When Lovejoy takes over the sale, will he be immune to its evil charm?
  5. 5. Who Dares, Sings
    February 2, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An eccentric pub owner recruits Lovejoy and Lady Jane to refurbish his joint. But when he runs out of money to pay them, he proffers a photo of two antique bowls from a relative that could bring in a pretty penny.
  6. 6. One Born Every Minute
    February 9, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Strapped for cash, Lovejoy takes a ludicrous assignment to track down a missing artist on behalf of a British army major who wants to commission a mural. But Lovejoy would be wise to reconsider - his client's motives may not be strictly artistic.
  7. 7. National Wealth
    February 16, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The film actress Madelene Gilbert seeks Lovejoy's help in selling her lot, and Tinker jumps at the chance to impress his silver screen obsession. But a band of French thieves has other plans for the estate.
  8. 8. Sugar and Spice
    February 23, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A sheepish young woman asks Lovejoy to value a set of antique pornographic drawings, but leaves in a rush. The mystery deepens when Lovejoy, visiting his daughter's school, realizes the woman is actually a student being extorted for unknown reasons.
  9. 9. Raise the Hispanic
    March 2, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A philandering playboy is as set to wed his wealthy bride as he is to continue his roguish ways. After a tiff with his incensed father-in-law, the groom disappears, and something sinister is at hand.
  10. 10. Lily's Pearls
    March 9, 1991
    54min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lady Jane asks Lovejoy to suss out Joe, one of her husband's potential business partners. From the start, everything about Joe rubs Lovejoy the wrong way, especially Joe's ostentatiousness. But finding actual facts proves tricky and potentially dangerous.
  11. 11. Riding in Rollers
    March 16, 1991
    55min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy runs a charity auction for a beautiful widow and meets a Greek antiques dealer. Pretty soon, the dealer asks him to assist with a $2 million deal and Lovejoy will have no choice but to go deeper into the con artist's world.
  12. 12. The Black Virgin of Vladimir
    March 23, 1991
    55min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lovejoy concocts a grand revenge plan on behalf of those who have both been conned by Harry Catapodis. The con reaches all the way from America to Russia, and much more than money is on the line.

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Directors
Don LeaverJohn WoodsBaz TaylorWilliam BrayneBill HaysFrancis Megahy
Producers
BBC-TV Productions
Network
Acorn TV
Amazon Maturity Rating
NR Not rated. Learn more
Content advisory
Drug usefoul languagesexual contentviolence