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Lovejoy

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aired from: Jan 1986 to: Dec 1994 69 eps, 2 specials BBC-1 50 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Ian McShane as Lovejoy
  • Phyllis Logan as Lady Jane Felsham [ episodes 1 - 48 and 69 ]
  • Dudley Sutton as Tinker Dill
  • Malcolm Tierney as Charles Gimbert [ season 1 & 5, with 6 guest appearances in season 4 ]
  • Chris Jury as Eric Catchpole [ episodes 1 - 52 and 69 ]
  • Caroline Langrishe as Charlotte Cavendish [ episodes 49 - 69 ]
  • Diane Parish as Beth Taylor [ episodes 50 - 69 ]

    recurring characters:

  • Cassie Stuart as Amanda Gimbert [ series 1 ]
  • Denys Graham as Fred Bigelow [ series 1 ]
  • Jan Wilson as Mrs Cameron [ series 1 ]
  • Geoffrey Bateman as Dandy Jack [ series 1 ]
  • John Schole as DS Colin Drabble [ series 1 ]
  • Pavel Douglas as Lord Alexander Felsham [ series 1 - 5 ]
  • Eric Deacon as DI Dennis Hardwick [ series 2 - 6 ]
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw as Kate Henshaw [ series 5 & 6 ]
  • David Arlen as Bill, a Cavendish Porter [ series 5 & 6 ]

    Created for television by Ian La Frenais, based on the books by Jonathan Gash.


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      1st Series Winter 1986

    1. "The Firefly Cage"
      gs: Kim Thomsen [ Nicola Page ], Ronald Frazer [ Drummer ], Sarah Lawson [ Mrs Heppleston ], Frank Mills [ Mr Catchpole ], Ben Howard [ Devlin ], Jeff Hall [ Ossie ], Barry Jackson [ Insp. Maslow ], Anthony Jackson [ Brian ], Keith Marsh [ Auctioneer ], Mike Brown [ Coastguard ]

      rc: Amanda, Bigelow, Alexander, Mrs Cameron, Dandy Jack, Drabble

      Lovejoy ("No Mister, just Lovejoy") is an East Anglian antiques dealer who lives a somewhat hand-to-mouth existence, despite being a 'divvie' - a man who just "knows the right of something". Aided by his 'Barker', Tinker Dill, and an apprentice, Eric Catchpole, son of the local butcher, he sets out to unravel the meaning behind a coal carving of a Japanese firefly cage. His 'rival' is Charlie Gimbert, his landlord and owner of the local auction house. Soon, Lady Jane Felsham becomes part of the team.

      b: 10 Jan 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: David Reynolds

      NOTE: Ronald Frazer appears in this episode as Drummer, but later appears in episode 17 as Michael Edwards.

      This is the first of three appearances by Anthony Jackson as Brian, the mechanic. The other appearances are in episodes 4 and 9.


    2. "The Axeman Cometh"
      gs: Oliver Cotton [ Frobel (Bert) ], Yves Marie Maurin [ Vial ], Zienia Merton [ Miss Taylor ], Stewart Harwood [ Catesby ], Oscar Quitak [ Coin Dealer ], Mark Monero [ Woody ], David Caddick [ Auctioneer ], Imogen Claire [ Stall Holder ], Janine Gore [ Secretary ], Gary Owen [ American ]

      rc: Dandy Jack, Bigelow, Amanda

      Lovejoy buys a Welsh dresser, in which is hidden a valuable Arab wedding headdress, festooned with gold ducats. Catesby, the recently released from prison son of the dead man whose property was being sold at Gimbert's auction house, says that he was promised the dresser. Lovejoy sells the piece back, without the headdress. Catesby goes looking for him, armed with an axe. To complicate matters, an Income Tax officer is also after Lovejoy.

      b: 17 Jan 86 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Roger Tucker

      NOTE: This is the first of three appearances by Mark Monero as Woody, the cafe owner. The other appearances are in episode 3 and 6.
    3. "The Sting"
      gs: Kika Mirylees [ Corinna Hope ], Leslie French [ Cuthie ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Ellis Dale [ Maple ], Russell Keith Grant [ David ], Charlotte Edwards [ Kate Lovejoy ], Paul Antrim [ DS Steve Hill ], Mark Penfold [ DS Lloyd ], Mark Monero [ Woody ], Jenny Logan [ Antique Shop Owner ], Peter Tuddenham [ Auctioneer ], Ron Tarr [ Loader ], Norman Fisher [ Signalman ]

      rc: Bigelow, Amanda, Dandy Jack, Alexander, Mrs Cameron

      Lovejoy is trying to help a young woman trace a pair of Meissen figures, which she had sold to raise cash for a drug habit. When he comes across evidence of a double-cross by Charlie, he sets out to get even.

      b: 24 Jan 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: Here begins the saga of Lovejoy's daughter. In the first season, in episodes 3 and 4, she is called Kate, and is played by Charlotte Edwards. In the third season, in episodes 18, 28 and 31 she is played by Amelia Shankley, but is now called Vicky, although the second episode lists her as Vicki. In the sixth season, in episodes 67 and 69, she is listed as Viki, and is played by Amelia Curtis.

      In this episode Mark Penfold appears as DS Lloyd, however, he later appears in episode 20 as Robinson, the Pawnbroker.


    4. "Friends, Romans and Countrymen"
      gs: Catherine Strauss [ Nicole ], Burnell Tucker [ Edward ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Charlotte Edwards [ Kate Lovejoy ], Freda Dowie [ Mrs Springer ], Sheila Keith [ Museum Curator ], Anthony Jackson [ Brian ], Paul Antrim [ DS Steve Hill ]

      rc: Amanda, Dandy Jack, Bigelow

      After a robbery at the local museum, and the death of a local forger, which seem to be connected, Lovejoy goes on the trail of a hidden hoard of Roman coins in the Isle of Man. He soon discovers that a couple of Americans are also interested in the hoard.

      b: 31 Jan 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: Ken Hannam
    5. "The Judas Pair"
      gs: Anthony Valentine [ Michael Seymour ], Mark Kingston [ Dr Phlip La Grange ], Alison Skilbeck [ Muriel Field ], Richard Kav [ Ronald Field ], Anthony Dutton [ Superintendent Blythe ], Stephen Bent [ DS Ross ], Peggy Shields [ Antiques Lady ]

      rc: Alexander

      Lovejoy searches for a pair of mythical Regency pistols that could lead to the identity of a murderer. In the process he puts Jane's life at risk, and challenges Dr La Grange to a duel.

      b: 7 Feb 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: Baz Taylor
    6. "To Sleep No More"
      gs: Norman West [ Mrs Celia Mattock ], Robert Ashby [ Smiley O'Reilly (Father Peel) ], John Forgeham [ Arnold Nelson ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Margaret Stallard [ Maggie Wendell ], Angus Lennie [ Pilsen ], Rebecca Lacey [ Receptionist ], Michael Segal [ Sam Wendell ], Mark Monero [ Woody ], Simon Kaplan [ George ], Peter Whitbread [ Vicar ], John Gleeson [ First Guest ], Jan Farmery [ Second Guest ]

      rc: Dandy Jack, Bigelow, Alexander, Mrs Cameron, Drabble

      When Sam Wendell dies of a heart attack, he leaves one small piece that he had forged. Strangely, he had told his wife that it was the key to a fortune. Lovejoy sets out to unravel the puzzle, dressing as a priest in the process.

      b: 14 Feb 86 pc: _________ w: David Brown d: Ken hannam

      NOTE: Peter Whitbread appears here as a Vicar, but later appears in episode 13 as an auctioneer.
    7. "The Real Thing"
      gs: Ray Lonnen [ Tony Palmer ], Donald Hewlett [ Harry ], Jenny Runacre [ Sandra ], Leslie French [ Cuthie ], Tony Wreddon [ Pierre ], Diana Blackburn [ Sarah ], Peter MacKriel [ Jimmy ], Forbes Collins [ Morgan ], Cherry Morris [ Louise ], Jennifer Clulow [ TV Presenter ], Brian Goodfellow [ Dave ], Stephen Garlick [ Shopkeeper ]

      rc: Dandy Jack

      Wanting to get away from cahrlie for a few days, Lovejoy accepts a job at a new antiques market in Norwich, which is owned by a client of Lady Jane's. He is soon convinced that the man is a con artist, and sets out to expose him. Along the way he sets out to trap another con man that is selling forged paintings.

      b: 21 Feb 86 pc: _________ w: Franics Megahy d: Roger Tucker
    8. "The Mar of Time"
      gs: Lysette Anthony [ Sophy Fairfax ], James Aubrey [ Michael Fairfax ], Geoffrey Drew [ Berwick ], Laurence Harrington [ Ricky ], Andrew Cuthbert [ Motorcycle Policeman Nixon ], Iain Rattray [ Sergeant Major ], Charles Rogers [ Adjutant ], Will Kenton [ Auctioneer ], Steve Roberts [ Nick ]

      rc: Drabble

      Lovejoy discovers some old love letters hidden in the back of an antique clock. He falls for the owner, but are the letters the 'real thing?' 'Captain Lovejoy' sets out to find the answer.

      b: 28 Feb 86 pc: _________ w: Murray Smith d: Ken Hannam
    9. "Death and Venice (1)"
      gs: Alexander Knox [ Pinder ], Gwen Humble [ Caterina and Lavinia ], Haydn Gwynne [ Cosima ], Albie Parsons [ Nancy ], Albert Welling [ Gerry ], Steven Pacey [ Keith ], Alan Rowe [ Malleson ], Ray Mort [ Campie ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Anthony Jackson [ Brian ], Max Latimer [ Tonio ], Guido Adorni [ Giuseppe ], Lorna Barton [ Miriam ], Andrew Darby [ Cesare ], Mark McBride [ Vita ], Sidney Kean [ Barman ], Fulton Mackay [ Luciano ], Jacob Witkin [ Carlo ]

      rc: Mrs Cameron, Alexander, Drabble

      Lovejoy becomes involved in one of the most ambitious art swindles ever perpetrated, which is centered in Venice. A pair of identical twins, Caterina and Lavinia, plans the scam.

      b: 7 Mar 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: Gwen Humble, who plays the twins Caterina and Lavinia, is Ian McShane's wife. She reappears in episode 65 as Lady Dunwich.
    10. "Death and Venice (2)"
      gs: Alexander Knox [ Pinder ], Gwen Humble [ Caterina and Lavinia ], Haydn Gwynne [ Cosima ], Albie Parsons [ Nancy ], Albert Welling [ Gerry ], Steven Pacey [ Keith ], Max Latimer [ Tonio ], Guido Adorni [ Giuseppe ], Lorna Barton [ Miriam ], Andrew Darby [ Cesare ], Mark McBride [ Vita ], Sidney Kean [ Barman ], Fulton Mackay [ Luciano ], Jacob Witkin [ Carlo ]

      rc: Mrs Cameron, Alexander, Drabble

      Now established at the workshop in Venice, Lovejoy meets a Scottish forger called Luciano ('Lucky'), and together they unravel the mystery surrounding the twin sisters and the 'Island of Rats'.

      b: 14 Mar 86 pc: _________ w: Ian La Frenais d: Baz Taylor

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      2nd Series Winter 1991

    11. "Just Desserts"
      gs: Anthony Valentine [ Michael Seymour ], Christine Kavanagh [ Renata Van Der Zee ], Edmund Dehn [ Pieter Maartens ], Jennifer Piercy [ Women's Institute Chairperson ], Edwina Day [ Mrs Ives ], Alan Talbot [ Cobbold, Prison Officer ], Barry Warren [ Mavis ], Hugh Munro [ Mark Paynter ], Maxine Audley [ Marigold Paynter ], Iain Lauchlan [ D.J. Roache ], Sidney Livingstone [ Auctioneer ], Ian Burfield [ PC Bainbridge ], Anna Nicholas [ Harriet Barker ], Ian East [ Chimney Sweep ], Christoper Guinee [ School Porter ], Anthony Douse [ Andy Coote ], Janet Amsbury [ Olivia ], Anna Priestley [ Mrs Gooch ], Nick Hobbs [ Thug ]

      rc: Alexander

      Having been found guilty of theft, and having spent time in prison, Lovejoy returns to Suffolk to try and find who 'set him up'. The plot centers on a piece of furniture that Lovejoy was hired to take to Holland.

      b: 6 Jan 91 pc: _________ w: Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais d: Don Leaver
    12. "The Italian Venus"
      gs: Patrick Malahide [ Sir Hugo Carey-Holden ], Celia Imrie [ Lady Felicity Carey-Holden ], Nicholas Farrell [ Douglas Holden ], Joanne Pearce [ Emma Holden ], Ian McNiece [ Gervase Rackham ], Michael Percival [ Auctioneer ], Mary Roscoe [ Traffic Warden ], Edward Arthur [ Senior Cashier ], Carmel Cryan [ Nurse ]

      rc: Alexander

      Jane asks Lovejoy to help an old friend get some of his father's legacy out of his stingy brother. So, he sets out to produce a fake statue.

      b: 13 Jan 91 pc: _________ w: T.R. Bowen d: John Woods

      NOTE: Tinker does not appear in this episode.
    13. "Bin Diving"
      gs: Warren Clarke [ Brian Nun ], Brenda Bruce [ Mrs Jaglom ], Neil Dudgeon [ DS Graham Bentley ], James Bowers [ DC Malcolm Hubbard ], Harriet Reynolds [ Madge ], Edward Rawle-Hicks [ Alistair ], Jeremy Gilley [ Richard Jaglom ], Steve Ismay [ Del ], Graham Chinn [ Ray ], Terry Duran [ Steve ], Peter Whitbread [ Auctioneer ], Amanda Swift [ Betty Morgan ]

      With the aid of refuse man extraordinaire, Brian Nun, Lovejoy sets out to find who robbed an old friend of Jane's. Things are not helped by Eric's 'bin diving.'

      b: 20 Jan 91 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: Tinker does not appear in this episode.

      NOTE: Peter Whitbread appears in this episode as an auctioneer, having previously appeared in episode 6 as a Vicar.


    14. "Montezuma's Revenge"
      gs: Katia Caballero [ Rosita Lujemillo ], Trevor Byfiled [ Jeff Diamond ], John Stratton [ Prof. David Hayward ], Roger Ashton-Griffiths [ Longstaff ], Paul Kynman [ Bernie ], Mark Crowdy [ Nick Bellenger ], Jack Ellis [ DI Hogg ], Jessica Carney [ Hotel Receptionist ], Malcolm Terris [ Ronnie Bassett ], Cougar [ 'Ded Lizards' ]

      rc: Alexander

      An Incan trinket, which has been sold to Eric, brings a bit of black magic to East Anglia, including a couple of murders. Once again, it's up to Lovejoy to solve the mystery, which involves the manager of a heavy rock band.

      b: 27 Jan 91 pc: _________ w: Alan Clews d: Bill Brayne
    15. "Who Dares, Sings"
      gs: John Wells [ Major Linden Walker ], Eleanor Summerfield [ May Walker ], Peter Armitage [ George Palmer ], Bert Parnaby [ Sorrel ], Robert Austin [ Bruce Wayne ], Corrine Ransom [ Angela Moxon ], James Smith [ Charles Bullivant ], Trevor Cooper [ Police Sergeant ], Lee Whitlock [ Police Constable ], Albie Woddington [ Adrian, the mechanic ], David McAlister [ Geoffrey Gooch ], Gillian Bush-Bailey [ Andrea Gooch ], Michael Burns [ Percy Williams ], Bill Thomas [ Justin Small ], Nicholas Lumley [ Albert Stacey ], Ingrid Wells [ Barmaid ]

      rc: Dennis

      Lovejoy Antiques is commissioned to fit out a new restaurant owned by an old army buddy of Tinker's, Major Linden Walker. With the aid of an ex-prison officer, who knew Lovejoy "in the nick", Lovejoy produces the goods, only to find that he has been conned. 'Crime and Punishment' - Linden and Tinker - make their only appearance!

      b: 3 Feb 91 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: John Woods
    16. "One Born Every Minute"
      gs: Tom Wilkinson [ Askley Wilkes ], Jeremy Child [ Major Chatfield ], Jennie Linden [ Roz Chatfield ], Maggie Steed [ Joanna ], Simon Slater [ Whiteman ], Tim Killick [ Jenkins ], Belinda Carroll [ Rose ], Nicholas Day [ Alec Statham ], Judy Buxton [ Deborah Wyler ], Elizabeth Bennett [ Allison Jukes ], Geoffrey Beevers [ Alfred Mason ], Jane Cussons [ Annie ], John D. Collins [ Reg ], Michael O'Hagan [ Publican ], Gay Hamilton [ Susan Robinson ], Mary Maude [ Annabel ]

      Ashley Wilkes drives around the countryside painting pictures of delightful cottages, and seducing the female owners. An army major hires Lovejoy to find Wilkes, so as to gain a commission, he says, but Lovejoy is suspicious.

      b: 10 Feb 91 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: Don Leaver

      NOTE: Neither Jane nor Eric appear in this episode.
    17. "National Wealth"
      gs: Kean Kent [ Madelaine Gilbert ], Ronald Frazer [ Michael Edwards ], Edita Brychta [ Melanie Ford ], Phil Smeeton [ DS Armstrong ], Tenniel Evans [ James Ford ], Jack Chissack [ Antique Yard Owner ], John Labanowski [ Major Sullivan ], Francois D'Aubigny [ Adjutant Alain Bernard ]

      Madelaine Gilbert is an ex-movie star who wishes to sell some antiques, much to the delight of Tinker, who is a big fan. She hires Lovejoy, but then her house is robbed just before the auction, and the robbery bares a striking similarity to a number of others in both England and France.

      b: 17 Feb 91 pc: _________ w: Geoff Lowe d: William Brayne

      NOTE: Jane does not appear in this episode. Ronald Frazer appears here as Michael Edwards, having previously appeared in episode 1 as Drummer.
    18. "Sugar and Spice"
      gs: Caroline Blakiston [ Miss Hemingway ], Mel Martin [ Susan Lovejoy ], Tania Rodriques [ Khadija Subhani ], Amelia Shankley [ Vicky Lovejoy ], Laurence Harrington [ Cyril Harrington-Morse ], Gloria Connell [ Mrs Harrington-Morse ], Saffron Penny [ Lavinia ], Miranda Bell [ Lavinia's Mother ], Ricard Brain [ Sales Assistant ], Aden Gillett [ Charles Garner ], Annee Blott [ School Secretary ], James Warrior [ Taffy Griffiths ], John Cator [ Sam ], Chris Hunter [ Auctioneer ], Sudha Bhuchar [ Aisha Subhani ], Sue Nye [ Letitia ]

      Lovejoy is in trouble for not paying Vicky's school fees. Meanwhile, another schoolgirl asks Lovejoy to sell some erotic drawings for her, much to Eric's disgust. When Lovejoy sees the schoolgirl being threatened by a man at the school, he decides there's more to the story than meets the eye.

      b: 24 Feb 91 pc: _________ w: Steve Coombes & Dave Robinson d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: This is the first of two appearances by Mel Martin, as Lovejoy's ex-wife Susan. She makes one further appearance in episode 31.
    19. "Raise the Hispanic"
      gs: Frank Windsor [ Ralph Peagram ], Sylvestra Le Touzel [ Amanda Peagram ], Catherine Schell [ Frances Beauchamp ], Michael Medwin [ Bill Fredericks ], Robert Gwilym [ Roger Hall ], Tony Selby [ Sergeant Hartley ], Andrew Forbes [ DI Burgess ], Bryan Pringle [ Malcolm Tandy ], John Sharp [ Henry Miller ], Justine Glenton [ Marion ], Katey Newell [ Helen Beauchamp ], Denis King [ Bandleader ], William, of 'Stuntdogs' [ Lassy ]

      Lovejoy Antiques are filling Amanda Peagram's new marriage home with antiques, at her father's request, but not to her liking. Her husband-to-be, Roger Hall, is dallying with the ladies, and then, after the wedding, disappears. Lovejoy thinks he's seen Roger's dead body, hidden in a suit of armour, but nobody believes him. All except Lassy, of course.

      b: 3 Mar 91 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: Bill Hays

      NOTE: Jane does not appear in this episode.
    20. "Lily's Pearls"
      gs: Nicky Henson [ Joe Gruder ], Sherrie Hewson [ Lily Gruder ], Bernard Brown [ Wing Commander Warren ], Tim Wylton [ Howitt ], Sarah Crowden [ Rosemary Blake ], Ken Wynne [ Reg Partridge ], Mark Penfold [ Robinson ], Dianne Michaels [ Librarian ]

      rc: Alexander

      Joe Gruder is Alexander's new business partner, but Lovejoy has a feeling that there's more to Joe than meets the eye. Then Jane gets a call from a panicking Lily Gruder, who has a problem with some pearls, and Joe's not the forgiving sort.

      b: 10 Mar 91 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: Bill Hays

      NOTE: Mark Penfold appears here as Robinson, the Pawnbroker. However, he previously appeared in episode 3 as DS Lloyd.
    21. "The Black Virgin of Vladimir" (105 min)
      gs: Linda Gray [ Cassandra Lynch ], Brian Blessed [ Harry Catapodis ], Mako [ Toshiro Tanaka ], James Booth [ Mordechai Frobel ], Eiji Kusuhara [ Miki Watanabi ], Aubrey Morris [ Marcel ], Frank Duncan [ Winkley ], Hepburn Graham [ Simon ], John Horsley [ Farley ], Paddy Joyce [ Miles ], David Gooderson [ Cyril Catchpole ], Auriol Goldingham [ Debbie ], John Burgess [ Popov ], Tom Admas [ J.P. Gilbert ], Jonathan Phillips [ Terry Slingsbury ], Jonathan Moore [ Johnny Slingsbury ], Martin Gower [ Mike ], Jiri Hanak [ Valentin ], Michelle Cassidy [ New York Secretary ], Rie Yanagisawa [ Japanese Woman ]

      Cassandra Lynch, an American acquaintance of Lovejoy's, has been sold some fake antiques by Harry Catapodis. He offers to buy them back, but can't promise that they will not get back into circulation. Meanwhile, Harry is selling a Satsuma bowl to a Japanese Banker With the aid of the banker and an assortment of other odd characters, Lovejoy sets out to get back at Harry, and make some money.

      b: 24 Mar 91 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Francis Megahy

      NOTE: Jane does not appear in this episode.

      This is the first of two appearances by John Burgess as Popov, the manuscript specialist. His second appearance is in episode 34. However, John Bluthal also plays the role of Popov in episode 67.

      This story is now often shown as two parts, with the first part titled as "Riding in Rollers".

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      3rd Series Winter 1992

    22. "Friends in High Places"
      gs: Joanna Lumley [ Victoria Cavero ], James Faulkner [ Alfredo Pereira ], Nigel Pegram [ Douglas Rimmer ], Peter Moreton [ Jonathan Waddock ], Tony Vogel [ Barney Waddock ], Paul Corrigan [ Fred Barber ], Arturo Venegas [ Horsebox Driver ]

      rc: Alexander

      Lovejoy returns from Spain, where he learned that he can't paint, and reacquaints himself with Eric (now in security), Tinker (who has joined a monastery), and Jane (who has had her haircut). Meanwhile, an old friend of Jane's, Victoria Cavero, comes to stay, but a South American ring she has for sale sets in motion strange events and danger for Jane.

      b: 12 Jan 92 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: Sarah Hellings

      NOTE: Joanna Lumley appears in this and the next two episodes as Victora Cavero, a serious piece of love interest for Lovejoy.
    23. "Out To Lunch"
      gs: Joanna Lumley [ Victora Cavero ], James Villiers [ Lionel Beckwith ], Susan Tracy [ Yvonne Dalrymple ], Jonathan Coy [ Edward Carr ], Vivienne Ritchie [ Diana Carr ], Peter Halliday [ Mr Reynolds ], Valerie Lush [ Elsie Barratt ], Felicity Montagu [ Deborah Frobisher ], Franics Middleditch [ Newspaper Reporter ], David McKall [ Toby Rowlands ], Victoria Scarborough [ Susannah ], Bunny May [ Syd ], Vivienne Moore [ Dealer ]

      rc: Alexander

      The relationship between Lovejoy and Victoria has matured, as they spend a weekend away with Jane and Alex at the cottage of some friends. Meanwhile, Lovejoy buys some drawings for next-to-nothing, and the artist says that they are not his drawings. Lovejoy is determined to prove that they are.

      b: 19 Jan 92 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: Sarah Hellings

      NOTE: In this episode Jonathan Coy appears as Edward Carr. However, he reappears in episode 64 as Geoffrey Tibbs.
    24. "No Strings"
      gs: Joanna Lumley [ Victora Cavero ], Stephen Moore [ Ray Morgan ], Niall O'Brien [ Declan Grady ], Brenda Cavendish [ Frances Morgan ], Peter Stockbridge [ Jack Stallabrass ], Bev Willis [ David Oliphant ], Dave Atkins [ Foskett ], Peter Barnes [ Chandler ], Richard Derrington [ Pearce ], Madelaine Moffat [ Nun ], Mary Drew Robinson [ Nun ], Fiona Hibbert [ Nun ]

      Lovejoy is going to take a break with Victoria, but first he has to arrange for Jane to 'put up' the Hothouse Flowers, whose manager is an old friend of Tinker's. Then, the organizer of the charity gig they are performing at runs off with the takings, and an ancient harp, which belongs to the band, also disappears from the house of the man who had arranged to mend it.

      b: 26 Jan 92 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: Peter Barber-Fleming
    25. "Angel Trousers"
      gs: Russell Hunter [ Harry Mackie ], Nickolas Grace [ Jeremy Prince ], Joseph Long [ Sngelo Pantaloni ], Doreen Mantle [ Vera ], Amanada Elwes [ Fiona ], Derek Benfield [ Don ], Godfrey Jackman [ Ivan ], Garfield Morgan [ Commander Jolly ], Roger Sloman [ Ted ], Gerard Horan [ Toni ], Sally Home [ Xanthe ], Ian Brimble [ Cox ], Steven Alvey [ Young Policeman ], Peter Dawson [ Peter ], Yolande Mason [ Italian TV Reporter ]

      Jane gets Lovejoy involved with a burial at sea, of the brother of her old house-keeper, and then trying to sell the medals of the late Captain Bucknall. A top photographer wants the medals, and then an Italian turned up...

      b: 2 Feb 92 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Baz Taylor
    26. "The Benin Bronze"
      gs: James Laurenson [ Greg Veitch ], Jan Harvey [ Mary Russell ], Maurice Denham [ Sir Max Spence ], Rob Spendlove [ DI Shand ], John McGlynn [ Jameson ], Pip Miller [ Jerry Blaine ], Paul Herzberg [ Andrea ], Charles Bale [ DS Redston ], Bernard Brown [ Raymond Russell ], Robert Hamilton [ Mr Simpson ]

      Greg Veitch is over from Australia, looking for antiques, but one in particular - his 'eureka'. Whilst visiting Sir Max Spence he sees the Benin Bronze, and wants it. But the D.T.I. won't allow an export license.

      b: 9 Feb 92 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: John Crome
    27. "Eric of Arabia"
      gs: Kenneth Griffith [ Sir Desmond Clark ], Burt Kwouk [ Japanese Banker ], Glen Goei [ Japanese Translator ], Ozzie Yue [ 'Flat Fee' Lee Chan ], Amanda Noar [ Natasha Glendenning ], Angela Bruce [ Dr Pilger ], Peter Birrel [ Gunter Sperber ]

      Lovejoy has been commissioned to value a chinese clay pig. Then a crash on Eric's ancient bicycle sees him in hospital with a broken leg. Meanwhile, Eric attempts to turn a classic touring motorbike into something special.

      b: 16 Feb 92 pc: _________ w: Steve Coombes & Dave Robinson d: Ian McShane

      NOTE: This is the first of 4 episodes directed by Ian McShane.
    28. "Scotch on the Rocks"
      gs: Edward Hardwicke [ Kinloch ], James Grant [ Montrose ], Paul Brooke [ Gently Bentley ], Amelia Shankley [ Vicki Lovejoy ], Kate Williams [ Bella ], Bill Leadbittor [ Celtic Supporter ], Patrick Field [ PC Ransome ], Nick Edmett [ Auctioneer ], Alex Leppard [ Security Guard ], Duncan Gould [ Security Guard ], Arbel Jones [ Reporter ], Mark Griffiths [ Bystander ]

      Vicki finds an old claymore in her attic. Lovejoy buys it at auction without knowing who it belongs to, and is then offered a large amount of money for it. Then, Vicki wants to buy the flat from him, and somebody tries to steal the claymore.

      b: 23 Feb 92 pc: _________ w: T.R. Bowen d: Baz Taylor
    29. "Loveknots"
      gs: Virginia McKenna [ Harriet Fisher ], Tony Caunter [ Russell Potts ], Nadim Sawalha [ Uncle Said ], Christopher Simon [ Abdel ], Robin Soans [ Auctioneer ], Geoffrey Colville [ Professor Ottway ], Ian Barritt [ Neil Johnson ], Philip Anthony [ Mr Beeston ], Paul Arlington [ DS Statham ]

      rc: Alexander

      Jane and Alexander have an argument, and Jane decides to sell her Anatolian rug. At the auction another rug causes quite a stir, and then is stolen from the lady buyer, whose friend is an old army buddy of Tinker's. Jane and Alexander agree to a separation.

      b: 1 Mar 92 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: Basz Taylor
    30. "Smoke Your Nose"
      gs: Paul Rogers [ Rev Harry Nettles ], David Kossoff [ Mr Rosenbaum ], Christopher Fulford [ Derek Rudge ], Michael Fairley [ Nancy Phelan ], Tony Rohr [ Rollo ], Paul Gregory [ Ralph ], Sarah Flind [ Librarian ], Frank Jarvis [ Foreman ], Michael Eaves [ Planning Committee Chairman ]

      The Rev Nettles asks Lovejoy to sell an old dish. He also tells Lovejoy that there is a Roman villa under the field next to his church. Unfortunately, nobody believes him, not even, it would appear, the county archaeologist. Meanwhile, Eric has sold an expensive grandfather clock, and Lovejoy has a strange item he knows nothing about.

      b: 8 Mar 92 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: This si the first of two appearances by Tony Rohr as Rollo, the second being in episode 47.
    31. "Kids"
      gs: Michael Kitchen [ David Herbert ], Mel Martin [ Susan Lovejoy ], Amelia Shankley [ Vicky Lovejoy ], Antony Marsh [ Michael Brightman, MP ], Grant Thatcher [ Jez Brightman ], Nick Reding [ Mark McKinley ], Amanda Burton [ Bonnie Wright ], Paul Opacic [ Andrew ], Eileen Page [ Gloria ], Minnie Driver [ Sarah ], Graham Weston [ Wooller ], Mike Savage [ Wendover ], Christopher Ettridge [ Auctioneer ], Victoria Alcock [ Kay ], Gordon Reid [ Rychards ], David Brocklehurst [ Chauffeur ], Louise Hunt [ Receptionist ], Joe Brookes [ Secutiry Guard ], Joy Launor Heyes [ Mrs Herbert ], Tracy Hardwick [ Daughter ]

      Vicki has disappeared, and then announces that she is living with an older man, something of which her mother does not approve. At the same time, Lovejoy uncovers a swindle run by the son of an MP.

      b: 15 Mar 92 pc: _________ w: Francis Megahy d: Peter Barber-Fleming

      NOTE: Mel Martin makes her second appearance as Susan Lovejoy, the previous appearance being in episode 18.
    32. "Members Only"
      gs: Michael Culver [ Arnold Featherstone ], Neil Stacy [ Major Hinchcliffe-Jones ], Togo Iqawa [ Mr Kashimoto ], Dominic Jephcott [ Peter Davis ], Peter Loustrom [ Ron Noades ], Peter Bayliss [ Morris ], Joanna Dickens [ Tanya ], Natalie Forbes [ Philippa Thornly ], Hugh Walters [ Mr Dean ], David Sibley [ Mr Gold ], Max Harvey [ Maitre d' ], Joan Blackham [ Golfer ], Judy Bridgeland [ Golfer ], Al Gregg [ Frank ], Tim Perrin [ Pete ], Terry John [ Dennis ]

      Mr Kashimoto is having trouble gaining membership of the golf club. Lovejoy has been commissioned to value the club's Pulser Tiller Cup, and Eric's shot a hole in the ceiling of Freddy's house.

      b: 22 Mar 92 pc: _________ w: Geoff McQueen d: John Crome
    33. "Highland Fling" (100 min)
      gs: Simon Ward [ Edward Brooksby ], Eleanor David [ Katrina Brooksby ], Adrienne Corri [ Lady Rebecca ], Bill Travers [ Duncan ], Larry Lamb [ Gerald Somers ], Tom Catcher [ Robert Fraser ], Siri Neal [ Sandra Wilson ], Dougray Scott [ Horse ], Bill Moody [ Billy Wilson ], William Simons [ Dave Goodis ], Christopher Good [ Jeremy Molyneaux ], David Foxxe [ Adrian Deschelles ], Karen Westwood [ Margaret ], Judith Paris [ Mrs Somers ], Jason Shepard [ Mr Pendleton ], Marita Ionescu [ Maria Renton ], Roger Ostime [ Charles Renton ], John Warner [ Archie Letts ], George Malpas [ Harry ], Antony Brown [ Gibbs ], John Golightly [ Hotel Manager ], Vernon Nurse [ Crewman ], Ray Armstrong [ Mr Kaufmann ], Anita West [ Mrs Kaufmann ], Stephanie Butler [ Young Girl ], Rupert Degas [ Young Man ]

      A set of sketches set Lovejoy on a trail, which takes him from East Anglia up to Scotland. Eric, meanwhile, is involved with a young lady who has some rather unsavory relations, but also an antique mirror to sell. And then there's the young woman that Lovejoy keeps seeing in the woods.

      b: 29 Mar 92 pc: _________ w: Andrew Payne d: Francis Megahy

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      "The Prague Sun" (90 min)
      gs: Donald Pleasance [ Karel Redl ], Peter Vaughan [ Marek ], Dinah Sheridan [ Dotty Mayhew ], Leonie Mellinger [ Marina ], Melgoscha Gebel [ Aneska ], Brian McGrath [ Franz ], William Chubb [ Sebastian Braikes ], Irene Prador [ Lila ], Stanislav Zindulka [ Axel ], Rudolf Jelinek [ Jan Funke ], Lloyd Maguire [ Policeman ], Rosie Kerslake [ Housewife ], Miranda Forbes [ Hospital Sister ], Katerina Bittmanova [ Tour Guide ], Sona Vesela [ Browser ]

      Lovejoy takes a trip to Prague, accompanied by Eric, in order to sort out a mystery. Jane has gone on holiday to Austria with some friends, but soon ends up with him. Meanwhile, Tinker has been left at home to wrap the Christmas presents.

      b: 26 Dec 92 pc: _________ w: Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais d: Geoffrey Sax

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    34. "The Napoleonic Commode"
      gs: Alexie Sayle [ Freddy 'The Phone' Reeve ], Oliver Pierre [ Monsieur Brogni ], Julie T. Wallace [ Mrs Neighbour ], John Burgess [ Popov ], Georgia Allen [ Angela ], Noel Coleman [ Peter Felsham ], Colin Jeavons [ Bernard ], Harmage Singh Kalirai [ Azi Kumar ], Stan Nelson [ Steve ], Maria Isabel Hernandez [ Concha ], Che Walker [ Trev ], Claire Cathcart [ Barmaid ], Elaine Ashley [ Mrs Park ]

      Lovejoy seeks out a Frenchman who is an expert on Napoleon Bonaparte, in order to sell a commode, which might have been the Emperor's. And, Freddy 'the Phone', Lovejoy's landlord, puts in an appearance.

      b: 10 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Terry Hidgkinson d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: This is the first of two appearances by Harnage Singh Kalirai as the shopkeeper Azi Kumar. The second appearance is in episode 38.
    35. "The Ring"
      gs: Charlotte Cornwall [ Matron ], Alfred Lynch [ Gideon ], Frederick Treves ]Henry 'The Hearse' ], Tim Dutton [ Fotheringill ], Peter Kelly [ Robin ], Helene Kuale [ Gloria ], Neil Mullarky [ Auctioneer ], David Killick [ Lamerton ], Alison Rose [ Mary Webb ], Michael Stevens [ Jerry ], Neville Phillips [ First Vicar ], Nicholas Palliser [ Alex ], Sean Cranitch [ Mourner ], Peter Biddle [ Second Vicar ], Elizabeth Lynton [ Woman on Train ], Janie Booth [ Militant Woman ], Andrew Normington [ Police Inspector ], Anthony Venditti [ Huge Man ], Sidney Cole [ Ticket Collector ]

      Lovejoy sets up a new version of a 'ring' in order to bump up the value of a set of paintings he has for sale. He seeks out three old friends to help him - Matron, Gideon and Henry 'the Hearse', but it's not easy making everything go to plan.

      b: 17 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: John Crome
    36. "Second Fiddle"
      gs: Michael Angelis [ Tommy Norris ], Ronan Vibert [ Lindsey Parry-Davies ], Philip Bond [ Duncan Strong ], Sarah Alexander [ Muriel ], Robert MacLeod [ Sterne ], Robert Swann [ James Barnham-Smythe ], Shirley King [ Maud ], Vicky Jeffrey [ Chemist Shop Assistant ], Ronald Nunnery [ Gateman ]

      An up-and-coming violinist, Lindsey Parry-Davies, asks Lovejoy to have his Stradivarius 'touched up' so that it would be thought to be a fake. The gang can't work out why he should want to do this, but on Tinker's advice the team call on Tommy Norris, the king of the violin fakers, and Liverpool Football Club's number one fan.

      b: 24 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Chris Kelly & Iain Roy d: John Crome
    37. "The Colour of Money"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Alex Norton [ Murray McNally ], Dennis Taylor [ Himself ], Brian Pettifer [ Willy Kinross ], Martin Clunes [ Sir Anthony Drury ], Robert Daws [ Stevens ], Julia St. John [ Rosemary ], Chas Hall [ Barman ]

      A famous snooker player who has 'gone to the dogs' - Murray McNally - wants Lovejoy to find him Mary Queen of Scots' billiards table. And "what Murray wants, Murray gets", says his manager - Charlie Gimbert. There's a visit to Fotheringhay Castle, the involvement of the descendant of Mary's gaolor, and an exhibition snooker match with Dennis Taylor.

      b: 31 Jan 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Coombes & Dave Robinson d: Ian McShane
    38. "Fly the Flag"
      gs: Michael Hordern [ Wilfred Shotley ], Elizabeth Spriggs [ Daphne Shotley ], Pip Torrens [ Christian Shotley ], Eoin McCarthy [ 'Beau' Derek Whittaker ], Angus McInnes [ Chuck Fellowes ], Peter Whitman [ John D. Parmenter ], Roger Brierley [ Harvey Q. Swainston ], Bill Stewart [ Davidson ], Oona Kirsch [ Rev Rachel Fairbrother ], Harmage Singh Kalirai [ Azi Kumar ], Jun Whittaker [ Salome Catchpole ], Rob Walker [ Milkman ]

      Lovejoy has been asked to help raise some money, to cover death duties, by a local family. Meanwhile, whilst renovating a local church 'Beau' Whittaker finds an old flag dating back to the American War of Independence. A fierce battle ensues over its ownership.

      b: 7 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: Rob Walker
    39. "Judgment of Solomon"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Peter Jeffrey [ Geoffrey Connaught ], Alfred Marks [ Solomon Senior ], Gareth Marks [ Solomon Junior ], Cyril Shaps [ Watchmaker ], Barrie Houghton [ Desk Sergeant ], Jim Dunk [ Ditson ], Tim Potter [ Harrison ], Ann Way [ Mrs Thomas ], Eddie Seager [ Ginger ], Anthony Georghiou [ Fred ], Maryt Henry [ Esther Solomon ], John Pennington [ Bank Manager ], David Albion [ Policeman ], Jacqui Sheehy [ Ma Barker ]

      rc: Dennis

      Eric finds himself arrested for theft, whilst driving Jane's Range Rover, whilst Lovejoy is asked to sell a large collection of Jewish antiques, by an ex-Wing Commander. He offers them to a Jewish collector who is suspicious of their provenance. And then Charlie gets himself involved.

      b: 14 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Tom Kempinski d: Rob Walker
    40. "The Galloping Major"
      gs: Leslie Phillips [ Major Eddie Turpin ], Maria Charles [ Alice Deerborn ], Harry Landis [ Leo Deerborn ], Valentina Yakunina [ Natalie ], Tony Haygarth [ Arthur ], Steven O'Donnell [ Frankie ], Sean Baker [ PC Alcock ], Paul McNeilly [ PC Troon ], Colin Rix [ Cyril ], Laurence Kennedy [ Nick Palmer ]

      An elderly couple have broken the rear light of Lovejoy's truck, which requires a trip to the scrap yard, which in turns lands him with an old cannon. He visits the Tower of London to learn more about it, whilst an expert, Major Turpin, tries to steal it from under the nose of "Eric the Rottweiler".

      b: 21 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Baz Taylor
    41. "God Helps Those"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Ronald Pickup [ Edwin Fehy ], Liz Smith [ Florence ], Henry Goodman [ Monsieur Forget ], Jasom Flemyng [ Danny ], Roger Hammond [ Michael Church ], Steve Weston [ DS Greenland ], Tony Blute [ DC Burston ], Andy Rashleigh [ Jamie ], Vincent Pickering [ Philip ], Marlene Sidaway [ Hospital Sister ], Peggy Bulloch [ Elderly Lady ], Sam Smart [ Reporter ], Andree Bernard [ Nurse ]

      The local area is beset with a spate of 'ram-raids', and the latest raid sees the smashing of a table which Lovejoy had left with a local dealer. Meanwhile, Jane is involved in a bit of charity work for the local hospital, and befriends a young man. Then Charlie Gimbert is asked to find a particular clock...

      b: 28 Feb 93 pc: _________ w: Tony Marchant d: John Woods
    42. "They Call Me Midas"
      gs: Richard Griffiths [ Hans Koepman ], Dinsdale Landen [ Jim Leonard ], Annie Lambert [ Judy Leonard ], Joe Duttine [ Ron Nokes ], Lucinda Fisher [ Samantha ], Jennifer Gibson [ Charlotte ], Bob Goody [ Warren ], Patrick Murray [ Dave the Dealer ]

      Lovejoy's antiques mentor, Jim Leonard, appears on the horizon, asking him to help with a little swindle to catch out a famous dealer. Tinker promptly falls in love with Jim's wife, and Eric plays the gentleman farmer.

      b: 7 Mar 93 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: John Crome

      NOTE: Dinsdale Landen makes the first of two appearances as Jim Leonard, Lovejoy's old mentor. He reappears in episode 63.
    43. "Irish Stew"
      gs: T.P. Mckenna [ Bertram Montserrat ], John Kavanagh [ Brendan 'Henna'd' Hennessey ], Stella McCusker [ Maeve Fitzgerald ], Jim Norton [ Father Xavier ], Garrett Keogh [ Doctor Tuttle ], Ronan Wilmot [ Liam O'Grady ], Siobhan McCarthy [ Carrie ], Andrew Connolly [ Publican ], Stephen Dunne [ First Thief ], Cathleen Delaney [ Old Lady ], Robert Doolin [ Second Thief ], Stewart Dunne [ Van Driver ], Siobhan Miley [ Maid ], Musicians [ 'The Merry Playboys' ]

      The team visits Ireland to buy up stock, and find, if possible, a painting by Jack B Yeats, for Jane's Uncle's birthday. An attempted robbery finds them in possession of a page from a rare chronicle, and the search is on for an expert - Brendan Hennessey. Tinker and Eric also try a bit of singing.

      b: 14 Mar 93 pc: _________ w: T.R. Bowen d: John Crome
    44. "Dainty Dish"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Renee Asherson [ Baroness (Louise) ], Linda Marlowe [ Olwyn ], Tim Stem [ Loosemore ], Jane Hazlegrove [ Yvonne ], John Savident [ Cecil ], John Carlisle [ Selwyn ], Don Warrington [ Felix ], Nick Raggett [ Derek ], Paul Haley [ Guide ], Max Oddball [ Juggler ], Susie Oddball [ Juggler ]

      On a visit to Brighton (Lovejoy: "Who can resist this town?"), the team find themselves scouring the town for a set of aristocratic china. Charlie does his best to cause havoc, and then there are the chairs...

      b: 28 Mar 93 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: John Woods
    45. "Taking the Pledge"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Jack Shepherd [ JAmie ], Simon Dutton [ Iain ], Perry Fenwick [ Ron Steigers ], Jane Merrow [ Stella ], Nina Marc [ Anya ], Tomek Bork [ Max ], Rosalie Critchley [ Evie Smyton ], Eliza Buckingham [ Lady Bream ], Gabrielle Cowbum [ DI Margaret McDonald ], Rory Tapsell [ Policeman ], Liz Kettle [ Janine ], Soo Drouet [ Sandra ], Cyril Appleton [ Harold ], Sonia Graham [ Doris ], James McCusker [ Munday ], Alec Linstead [ Kevin ], Martin Wimbush [ Ben ], Sally Kinhgorn [ Audrey ], Shend [ Bob ], Melanie Hiscock [ Pawnbroker's Assistant ], Jerry Harte [ Punter ], Sylvia Barter [ Old Lady ]

      An old acquaintance, Jamie, turns up with a story of how he can't afford to retrieve an item from a local pawnbroker's. With only a few hours to go, Lovejoy sets out to raise the cash.

      b: 4 Apr 93 pc: _________ w: Alan Clews d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: This is the first of two appearances by Gabrielle Cowbum as DI McDonald, the second being episode 47.
    46. "Lovejoy Loses It"
      gs: Malcolm Tierney [ Charles Gimbert ], Ken Campbell [ Ted Goat ], Alphonsia Emmanuel [ Moira ], Caroline Hunnisett [ Tara Brockley ], Dorian Healy [ Jack Brockley ], Peter Copley [ Harold Richards ], Patrick Pearson [ Mr Figgs ], Peter Jonfield [ Dave Godley ], Flaminia Cinque [ Mary ], Joanna Mays [ Marilyn ], Richard Strange [ Spike Hawkins ], Dominic Borrelli [ Steward ], John Arnott [ Stanley Barton ], David Rayner [ Dealer ]

      Lovejoy appears on TV, and then goes to a house clearance, where he finds himself agreeing to work alongside Charlie. He misses a vital piece, and begins to believe that he is losing his touch. Following receipt of a letter, he seeks out another 'divvie' who also lost it.

      b: 11 Apr 93 pc: _________ w: Andrew Payne d: Baz Taylor

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    47. "Pig in a Poke"
      gs: Diane Bull [ Annie Brodie ], John Bowe [ Bill Brodie ], Tony Rohr [ Rollo ], Gabrielle Cowbum [ DI Margaret McDonald ], Jake D'Arcy [ Murphy ], Hugh Simon [ Howard Liddy ], Peter McMichael [ Algie ], John Dallimore [ Peter ], Paul-Mark Elliott [ Bernie ], Toby Jones [ Sergeant Protheroe ], John Moreno [ Duty Sergeant ], Shaun Curry [ Royal Security Policeman ], Brian Mitchell [ Alistair Cross ], Darren Hudson [ Motorcycle Policeman ]

      Lovejoy buys a set of James Gillray drawings, which turn out to be second copies. Whilst trying to sell them, Eric finds a stolen statue with an aristocratic connection, at the house of some friends of Jane. Then there's the royal visit to consider....

      b: 5 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Terry Hodgkinson d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: Charlie does not appear in this episode.
    48. "Who is the Fairest"
      gs: John Hallam [ Roderick Frew ], Roger Lloyd pack [ E.J. Smallman-Smith ], Colette O'Neil [ Miss Robiett ], Jane How [ Mrs De Vere Hunt ], Bridget McConnel [ Verity ], Dorothea Phillips [ Mrs Gleghorn ], Marianne Buckland [ Monica ], Declan Mulholland [ Council Worker ], Peter Geeves [ Council Worker ]

      rc: Alexander

      Jane's old dance teacher wants Lovejoy to sell a mirror. This then leads to a deal which involves the apparently one-eyed Roderick Frew. Jane informs Lovejoy that Alexander is broke, Felsham is in the hands of the receivers, and she is leaving.

      b: 12 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: Baz Taylor

      NOTE: Charlie does not appear in this episode.

      This is Phyllis Logan's final episode as a regular. She makes a guest appearance in the final episode.

      This is the last of Pavel Douglas's 14 appearances as Alexander Felsham.


    49. "A Going Concern"
      gs: Patricia Hayes [ Lady Alfeston ], Susan Kyd [ Mrs Webb ], David Weston [ Geoffrey Webb ], Jane Lowe [ Camilla ], David Lodge [ Crawley ], Ian Redford [ Detective ], Mac MacDonald [ John Ewell ], Suzanne Roquette [ German Customer ], Susan derrick [ VAT Inspector ], Wolf Christian [ Cavendish Porter ], Richard Freeman [ Tom ], David Janes [ Mr Dorking ], John Owens [ Mr Grinstead ]

      rc: Kate, Bill

      Left to look after Felsham Hall until it has been sold, and show around prospective clients, Lovejoy uses the house as a showroom. This, however, does not go down well with the auctioneer - Charlotte Cavendish. Having agreed to show off some copies he then realises that some of these are the real thing. Charlie becomes the owner of Felsham Hall.

      b: 19 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Steve Coombes & Dave Robinson d: Ian McShane
    50. "The Kakiemon Tiger"
      gs: Kenneth Cranham [ Alexander 'Sandy' Litvak ], John Grillo [ 'Snip' Saunders ], Colin Salmon [ Rathbone ], James Nesbitt [ Jerry Boyle ], Iain Mitchell [ Roper ], Richard Symes [ Alwin ], Robert Demegar [ Publican ], Sam Davies [ Wally ]

      A loan that Lovejoy had taken out many years before has been taken over by another man, who is rather more forceful in seeking to retrieve his money. Lovejoy sets out to find the required amount in time. In so doing he finds the Kakiemon Tiger, but has to take care of any competitors. The team gains a new member when Beth Taylor gives Eric and Tinker a helping hand.

      b: 26 Sep 93 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: Nick Laughland
    51. "Three Men and a Brittle Lady"
      gs: Jonathan Hyde [ Wilsher ], Lionel Jeffries [ Percy Broderick ], Eve Matheson [ Valerie Endacott ], Gary Waldhorn [ DS Bob Pulver ], Wayne Foskett [ Martin Styles ], Joe Montana [ Steffan Holbek ], Rupert Holliday-Evans [ Derek Shepherd ], Frank Ellis [ Mr Jeffries ], Wilfred Grove [ Steward ], Alec Westwood [ Calhum Neil ], Phil McKee [ Duncan Neil ]

      rc: Kate

      A forger has conned Charlie, and Lovejoy agrees to find him - "after all, what are mates for!" In so doing he finds a very good artist, and decides to have another go at Charlie.

      b: 3 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: Nick Laughland

      NOTE: This is the first of three appearances by Gary Waldhorn, as DS Pulver. The other appearances are in episodes 57 and 66.
    52. "Ducking and Diving"
      gs: Warren Mitchell [ Uncle Jack ], Reece Dinsdale [ Chief Inspector Sharpe ], Selina Cadell [ Ellen Parker ], Ian McKelhinney [ Ceiran Stow ], Nicholas Le Provost [ Bill Parker ], Peter benson [ Peter Farquar ], Richard Durden [ Commissaire Dupont ], Julia watson [ Patricia Stow ], Meg Johnson [ Maureen ], James Marcus [ Tommy ], Paula Everett [ Lady Biker ], Sophie Reissner [ Lady Biker ]

      rc: Kate, Dennis

      Tinker and Eric take a break at Eric's Uncle Jack's pub. Meanwhile, Lovejoy is asked to show a visiting couple around the antiques shops. Trouble is, he also has a very large Welsh Dresser to get rid of. Eric decides to stay on and run the pub.

      b: 10 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: John Milne d: Jim Hill

      NOTE: This is Chris Jury's final episode as a regular. He makes a guest appearance in the final episode.
    53. "Stones of Destiny"
      gs: Alan David [ Bible Joe ], John Michie [ Jacob ], Margaret John [ Mrs Thorn ], Wolf Christian [ Cavendish Porter ], Terence Dauncey [ Gwyn Jones ], Norman McDonald [ Publican ], John North [ Mr Jeffries ], Simon Cox [ Stuart ], Matthew Sim [ Graham ]

      rc: Kate, Bill

      A Celtic cross is stolen from Charlotte's aution house, after Lovejoy asked the porter to let a friend in for a quick look. Charlotte and Lovejoy set out to find the thief and find themselves involved in a serious piece of treasure hunting in darkest Wales.

      b: 17 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Alan Clews d: Jim Hill
    54. "Poetic Licence"
      gs: Anna Calder-Marshall [ Virginia Moncrieff ], Susan Flettwodd [ Mary Gladden ], Hugh Ross [ Adrian Stoneleigh-Stibbs ], Margory Mason [ Mrs Mulligan ], David Bluestone [ Mr Schulz ], Mike Kemp [ Publican ], Mickey Poppins [ Kipper ], Isabel Murphy [ Nurse Kellerman ], Julian Gartside [ Derek ], Fergus O'Donnell [ Policeman ]

      rc: Kate

      Charlotte has been asked to help sell some items from a nursing home run by a friend. One patient, Virginia, is convinced that her bureau is worth a great deal more than it is. Then somebody tries to kill Lovejoy. Tinker and Beth are sent off to London in search of the answers.

      b: 24 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: John Milne d: Gordon Flemyng

      NOTE: Charlie does not appear in this episode.
    55. "The Peking Gun"
      gs: Patrick Barlow [ Professor Chenery ], Susan Brown [ Mrs Dimmock ], Burt Kwouk [ Mr Ying ], Arthur Whybrow [ Frank Mussett ], Hi Ching [ Simon Chin ], Lucy Sheen [ Angela Chang ], Adrian Pang [ Philip Chang ], Rex Doyle [ Waiter ], Nigel Fan [ Driver ]

      Lovejoy is asked to sell a Peking gun by a client of Charlie's. But then the Chinese community starts drawing battle lines over the item.

      b: 31 Oct 93 pc: _________ w: Mike Ripley d: Ken Horn
    56. "Goose Bumps"
      gs: Freddie Jones [ Arnold tapie ], Pete Pstlethwaite [ Terence Sullivan ], Michael Bertenshaw [ Malcolm Harbey ], Amelda Brown [ Maureen Sullivan ], Antonia Pemberton [ Mrs Normington ], Eeva-Maai Mutka [ Liedje ], Edda Sharpe [ Claudia ]

      rc: Kate

      After a dealer apparently disappears over the side of a cross-channel ferry, Lovejoy acquires two china geese. He decides to play the major bidders against each other - at Felsham Hall.

      b: 7 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: Gordon Flemyng
    57. "Swings and Roundabouts"
      gs: Phil Daniels [ Boyd ], Jimmy Jewel [ Boswell ], Gary Waldhorn [ DS Bob Pulver ], James Carroll Jordan [ Ed Taylor ], David Lyon [ John Welland-Smythe ], Jane Wymark [ Lucy Welland-Smythe ], Anna Manahan [ Irish Lil ], Steve Ramsden [ Fairground Attendant ]

      rc: Kate

      A friend who runs a fairground asks Lovejoy to sell some silver candlesticks. However, after a break-in at a local house, the police arrive and tell him that they are stolen property. Meanwhile, an American friend of Charlotte's has been told that he can buy the Carousel.

      b: 14 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Gawn Grainger d: Ken Horn
    58. "Never Judge a Book by its Cover"
      gs: Richard Briers [ Raymond Doncaster ], James Ellis [ Niall Sheehan ], Eudolph Walker [ Earl Taylor ], Barbara Hicks [ Hope Doncaster ], Kathleen Worth [ Faith Doncaster ], Corinne Skinner-Carter [ Alice Taylor ], James Saxon [ Dr Julian Sadler ], James Greene [ Professor Potter ], Tim Meats [ Custodian ], Anthony Corriette [ Gary Taylor ], Giles Tomlin [ Ricky Taylor ]

      Whilst looking at some items for a couple of old ladies, Lovejoy comes across a rare bible, the sale of which would solve their financial problems. The brother refuses to sell - and then Lovejoy finds out that the bible is a fake, and searches for the real thing, in time for the man's investiture as a fellow at Cambridge. Meanwhile, Beth's father is unhappy about her working for Lovejoy Antiques.

      b: 21 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Colin Schindler d: Jim Hill

      NOTE: Thi is the first of two appearances by Crinne Skinner-Carter, as Beth's mother, Alice Taylor. Her second appearance is episode 68.
    59. "The Price of Fish"
      gs: Darah Berger [ Hattie ], Barbara Ewing [ Sheila ], Margaretta Scott [ Mabel Horsham ], Felicity Dean [ Samantha Drake-Pemberton ], John Boswall [ Peter Horsham ], Janet Henfrey [ Miss Frobisher ], Colin Higgins [ Linklater ], Colin Farrell [ Magnus McNulty ], Richard Dixon [ Timmy ], Richard Howard [ Haynes ], John Crocker [ Ted Forbes ], David Sterne [ Van Driver ], Charles Lewson [ Vicar ], Liz Moscrop [ Committee Lady ], Jan Chappell [ Dealer ]

      Lovejoy is invited to a weekend away with Charlotte, only to get the cold shoulder over a misunderstanding. The family they are staying with need to raise some cash, and a stuffed fish sees Lovejoy setting out to sell it. Then, Charlie tries to evict Lovejoy Antiques, so Tinker and Beth take a trip to a health farm.

      b: 28 Nov 93 pc: _________ w: Andy de la Tour d: Jim Hill

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      "The Lost Colony" (95 min)
      gs: Barbara Barrie [ Miss Lillian ], John Gielgud [ Lord Wakering ], Ken Kercheval [ Rutherford Lovejoy ], Kate Vernon [ Mary-John Lovejoy ], Alec Van [ Officer Lemmon ], Daniel Green [ Bo Lovejoy ], Rick Warner [ Benedict Beale ], Hilary Mason [ Mrs Greenlands ], Barbara Young [ Belinda Stroud ], Arthur Cox [ Peter Stroud ], Richard Syms [ Alwin ], Phil Loch [ Keech ], David Fonteno [ Anderson ], Crystal Gray [ Estelle ], Pearl Jones [ Grandma ], John Bennes [ First Oldtimer ], Ed Lillard [ Second Oldtimer ], Patricia Gray [ Waitress in Diner ], Margeurite Ayers [ Trisha Cox ], Tom Hull [ Motel Manager ], Kate Finlayson [ Mitzi ], Rand Courtney [ Kid in Museum ], Don Tilley [ Mountain Man ], Kenneth Sprunt [ Fisherman Pete ], Pat Miller [ Indian ], Lucille McIntyre [ Barmaid ]

      rc: Kate, Bill

      Lovejoy is confronted with the news that he has distant cousins in America. Then, some items go missing from the house of Lord Wakering, where a female ghost still resides. Deciding to seek out the stolen goods, Lovejoy travels to America, where he is not all that welcome. Charlotte has to follow him and get him out of trouble.

      b: 27 Dec 93 pc: _________ w: Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais d: Geoffrey Sax

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    60. "Fair Exchange"
      gs: Joanna Kanska [ Anna Tabor ], Clive Russell [ Mark Tabor ], Brian Protheroe [ Gordon ], Christian Burgess [ Alan Tennyson ], Harry Jones [ Scotch Doogie ], Bradley Lavelle [ Mr Banner ], Danny Schiller [ Simon Bridges ], Alison Burrows [ Hotel Receptionist ], Andy Whipp [ Police Sergeant ]

      rc: Dennis, Bill

      Charlotte buys a painting from a hard-up couple, only to find out that she has been conned. Lovejoy sets out to set the record straight.

      b: 2 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Eric Deacon d: Richard Laxton

      NOTE: As well as appearing as a recurring character, Dennis Hardwick, Eric Deacon also wrote this episode.
    61. "Day of Reckoning"
      gs: John Castle [ Max Hunter ], David Ryall [ Sam Cavendish ], Christopher Fairbanks [ Foxy Norris ], Oliver Parker [ Desmond Dexter ], Derek Smith [ Bellamy ], Madelaine Moffat [ Daisy West ], Louis Hammond [ Martha Farque ], Sam MacKenzie [ Freddy ], Stephen Bateman [ Rev Cyril Spottiswode ]

      rc: Dennis, Kate

      An ex-friend, Max Hunter, kidnaps Charlotte and intends to kill her - believing that Lovejoy had had an affair with his wife. He gives Lovejoy a chance to find him by setting a series of clues.

      b: 9 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: John Goldsmith d: Paul Harrison

      NOTE: This is the first of two appearances by David Ryall, as Sam Cavendish, the second being in the final episode.
    62. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
      gs: Ursulla Howells [ Oliver Nettleton ], Richard Vernon [ Roger Nettleton ], Kenneth Cope [ John Ikin ], Christopher Guard [ Jake ], John Quentin [ Sir Ronald Edgehill ], Erich Redman [ Walter Vronk ], Simon Holmes [ Pub Landlord ], Michael Lees [ Colonel Foley ], Helena McCarthy [ Oxfam Lady ], Jon Croft [ Devon Constable ], Richard Beale [ Mervyn the Fisherman ]

      Tinker suddenly disappears, and Lovejoy sets out to find him. He finally arrives in Devon, where he finds out that Tinker's real name is Archie, and that he has a sister. Charlotte and Beth join them, and they look for ways of raising money to save the sister's hotel. Meanwhile Tinker can't find the key to Charlotte's safe-deposit box.

      b: 16 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Jeremy Paul d: Ian White
    63. "Double Edged Sword"
      gs: Dinsdale Landen [ Jim Leonard ], Julian Glover [ Frank Whymark ], Julia Sawalha [ Joaana Whymark ], Frank Harper [ Harry Whymark ], John Warnaby [ Auctioneer ], Richard earthy [ Jack ], Vivien Parry [ Hotel Manageress ]

      rc: Bill

      Lovejoy is asked to find a samurai sword, which is owned by a hard-man. Then, Jim Leonard buys it at auction and has it stolen from him by the daughter of the man who lost it in the first place!

      b: 23 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: Roger Marshall d: Alex Kirby

      NOTE: Dinsdale Landen makes his second appearance as Jim Leonard, having previously appeared in episode 42.
    64. "Guns and Roses"
      gs: William Franklyn [ Burgess ], Jonathan Coy [ Geoffrey Tibbs ], Alan Surtees [ George Wilson ], Lorna Heilbron [ Alice Williams ], Gary Cooper [ Kevin the Ponce ], Dinah Stabb [ DI Dunne ], Fred Pearson [ DC Spencer ], Martha Cope [ Sharon ], David Jackson [ Basil ], Christopher Malcolm [ Texas Greenberg ], Eric Dodson [ Magistrate ]

      rc: Kate

      Lovejoy takes an old gun to a London gunsmith for repair, but the gunsmith has problems with the new landlord. At the same time an acquaintance, Texas Greenberg, is meant to be coming over to buy something special.

      b: 30 Oct 94 pc: _________ w: John Milne d: Ian White

      NOTE: Beth does not appear in this episode.

      Jonathan Coy appears here as Geoffrey Tibbs, however he had previously appeared in episode 23 as Edward Carr.


    65. "The Last of the Uzkoks"
      gs: Patrick Ryecart [ Lord Dunwich ], Gwen Humble [ Lady Dunwich ], Andy Lucas [ Niarcos ], Gillian Barge [ Lara Iskander ], John Bardon [ WAlter Gimbert ], Richard Marner [ Bishop Theotokis ], Lex Van Gelden [ Jan Bergkamp ]

      rc: Kate, Bill

      Lovejoy is engaged by Lord Dunwich to value a rare communion set. At the same time Lady Dunwich wants a set of prints of Dunwich-by-the-Sea, which is now under it! Charlie seems to have done a moonlight flit, leaving his father in charge of Felsham Hall, and then there's a mad Greek priest, a Dutch civil servant and a strange woman....

      b: 6 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: Steve Coombes & Dave Robinson d: Ian McShane

      NOTE: Gwen Humble makes a further appearance in the series, having previously appeared in episodes 9 and 10, as the twins Caterina and Lavinia.
    66. "Breaking the Broker"
      gs: Martin Jarvis [ Adam Bailey ], Gary Waldhorn [ DS Arnold Pulver ], Struan Rodger [ Sidelski ], Christopher Godwin [ Konrad Dekker ], Elizabeth Mickery [ DC Croft ], Karen Drury [ Julie Bailey ], Zara Nuttley [ Mrs Addison ], Alastair Cording [ Dransfield ], Len Trusty [ Roderick ]

      The police 'set-up' Tinker so that they can get Lovejoy working for them. They want him to check out an up-market pawnbroker who they think is importing stolen antiques.

      b: 13 Nov 94 pc: _________ w: Douglas Watkinson d: Alex Kirby

      NOTE: This is the final of three appearances by Gary Waldhorn as DS Pulver, the first being in episode 51. In the first two appearances his Christian name is Bob, but for some reason