Lovejoy

No Strings

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 1/26/92
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  • Episode Description
  • A band called 'The Hothouse Flowers' is due to appear at a local charity gig, and their manager proves to be an old friend of Tinker's. Before going away with Victoria on a little trip, Lovejoy gets Jane to agree to take in the Flowers. But then the organizer of the gig runs off with the money and one of the band decides to sell his valuable antique harp to make good some of the shortfall, but before Lovejoy can arrrange the sale, the harp also disappears. Lovejoy works his way up to proposing to Victoria, but she turns him down flat and returns to South America.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dudley Sutton

    Tinker Dill

  • Ian McShane

    Lovejoy

  • Phyllis Logan

    Jane Felsham

  • Chris Jury

    Eric Catchpole

  • Douglas Watkinson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Lovejoy: (to camera) I am taking a couple of days off. Why the early start? Well, imagine the lip I get from the rest of the firm. Friends do that to you after a while, they crowd you with guilt. Take Tinker and Eric, please. I mean, age notwithstanding, those fellas are like the sons I never had. Eh! I'll dream about that now.

    • Lovejoy: (to camera) Mended, painted and repainted, it's by Lawrence Burke, from the Paris collection, 1898. Trouble is, the family who owns it had a very low flash point. Last Friday, the wife brings down this vase on the husband's head, crunch. Mind you, this is not the first time this has been used as a club. Anyway, I had to finish it.

    • Lovejoy: (to camera) Well, I've sailed close to the wind a few times in my life, never for real, adrift in the North Sea. If I wasn't afraid, I showed her who's boss. Don't worry, I think she knows.

    • Lovejoy: (to camera) Women may let you down, antiques never. (puts vase down) There. All ready to clobber somebody else. By rights, I shouldn't let them have it back, should I? The Philistines have no eye for lasting beauty, they prefer a lovers' tiff, smashing up the odd bit of hard work and falling back into each other's arms.

    • Lovejoy: (to camera) Yesterday, I'd never been on a boat. Today, I want to live on one for the rest of my life, with her.

    Notes (1)

    • The locations for No Strings include Harrow, Saffron Walden, Orford, and Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester.

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