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    • Taking the Pledge
      Taking the Pledge
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      4/4/93
      9.8
      Jamie, an old friend of Lovejoy's, turns up on his doorstep needing help with an urgent problem. He can't afford to retrieve a wonderful painting from a pawnbroker, and there are only a few hours to go. Lovejoy agrees to help Jamie raise the cash - but Jamie's estranged wife is also on the warpath...

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    • Irish Stew
      Irish Stew
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      3/14/93
      9.8

      The Lovejoy Antiques team is in Ireland looking for new stock (and also hoping to find a painting by Jack Butler Yeats, for Jane to give her uncle). A bungled robbery leaves them in possession of a page from a rare ancient book, and the search is on for an expert - Brendan Hennessey.

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    • Three Men and a Brittle Lady
      Three Men and a Brittle Lady
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/3/93
      9.8
      Charlotte's former lover arrives from New York and invites her to live with him in Paris, but she turns him down.

      A forger cons Charlie Gimbert into buying some fake porcelain, but Lovejoy catches up with him. In doing so, he discovers a good artist.

    • Last Tango in Lavenham
      Last Tango in Lavenham
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/4/94
      9.8

      In the last episode of Lovejoy, our hero gears himself up to marry Charlotte, and his old life begins to splinter. Jane Felsham returns with a splash, and without Alexander in tow - will Lovejoy have to choose between her and Charlotte?

    • Ducking and Diving
      Ducking and Diving
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/10/93
      9.7
      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.
    • Goose Bumps
      Goose Bumps
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/7/93
      9.6

      After a dealer apparently disappears over the side of a cross-channel ferry, Lovejoy acquires two china geese.

      Charlie Gimbert, in pursuit of local ambitions, decides to impress the community and asks Charlotte to act as hostess at a Dog Show and Wildlife Auction at Felsham Hall. Lovejoy organises the auction, including his geese - and Charlotte invites him home for a dinner for two.

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    • The Colour of Mary
      The Colour of Mary
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      1/31/93
      9.6

      Charlie Gimbert returns home from overseas, popping up again in a new and unlikely role as manager to Murray McNally, a famous but disgraced snooker player. Murray wants Lovejoy to find him the billiards table which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots, and it seems that money is no object. A visit to Fotheringhay Castle leads on to a descendant of Mary's jailer, and then to an exhibition snooker match starring the real world snooker champion, Dennis Taylor.

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    • Who is the Fairest of Them All?
      Who is the Fairest of Them All?
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/12/93
      9.6
      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.
    • Never Judge a Book By Its Cover
      Never Judge a Book By Its Cover
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      11/21/93
      9.6

      Lovejoy takes Charlotte to an Antiques Fair at Cambridge, where the elderly Doncaster sisters, who have financial problems, invite him to value their belongings. Lovejoy finds what seems to be a very rare bible, but the sisters' brother, a Cambridge don, opposes its sale. Lovejoy then discovers the bible is a fake and suspects mischief.

      Meanwhile, Beth's father wants her to leave Lovejoy Antiques for something better.

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    • They Call Me Midas
      They Call Me Midas
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      3/7/93
      9.6

      Jim Leonard (Lovejoy's antiques mentor) resurfaces, wanting Lovejoy's help with a harmless little scam to catch out a famous dealer. The plot centres on a fake painting by Klimt... Eric plays the role of a rich gentleman farmer, Tinker falls heavily for Jim's wife, and Jane is also drawn into the scheme, but Lovejoy finds out just too late that he too is a victim.

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    • Stones of Destiny
      Stones of Destiny
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      10/17/93
      9.6

      A rare Celtic cross is stolen from Charlotte's aution house, after Lovejoy asked the porter to let a friend look at it. Charlotte and Lovejoy set out on the thief's trail and find themselves on a treasure hunt in the west of Wales. But they are not the only ones after the cross.

      Charlotte turns down Lovejoy's invitation to share a bedroom at a village inn.

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    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
      Somewhere Over the Rainbow
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/16/94
      9.5

      Tinker disappears, and Lovejoy sets off to find him. He arrives in Devon, where he discovers that Tinker's real name is Archie and that he has a sister whose hotel business is threatened by a rogue property developer. Charlotte and Beth join them and they look for ways to raise money to save the hotel.

      Meanwhile, Tinker has lost the key of Charlotte's safe-deposit box.

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    • Fair Exchange
      Fair Exchange
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      10/2/94
      9.5
      Charlotte has a new boyfriend called Gordon, an insurance man. She buys a valuable portrait from a hard-up Polish couple, the Tabors, but it is stolen by someone who drives off in Lovejoy's truck. Wnen the police find the painting hidden at Lovejoy's, his only alibi is that he was in bed with Mrs Tabor at the time, but she flatly refuses to back him up.

      Out on bail, Lovejoy finds Charlotte's painting is a fake. With the help of Beth and Tinker, he needs to find the Tabors to save himself from gaol.moreless
    • A Going Concern
      A Going Concern
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/19/93
      9.5

      Lovejoy has been left to look after Felsham Hall until it has been sold, and he uses the house as a furniture showroom. He thus crosses swords with the beautiful Charlotte Cavendish, who is the auctioneer selling the Hall. At the auction, Charlie Gimbert buys the property, and Lovejoy agrees with him to rent the stables for Lovejoy Antiques.

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    • Eric of Arabia
      Eric of Arabia
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      2/16/92
      9.5

      Lovejoy is asked to value an ancient Chinese terra-cotta figure of a pig. Then he falls off a bicycle and breaks his leg, landing him in hospital. The pig's owners, curiously, are doing their best to have it under-valued. Meanwhile, Eric needs to sell his ancient motorbike and comes up with the story that it once belonged to Lawrence of Arabia. And pigs might fly...

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    • The Ring
      The Ring
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      1/17/93
      9.5

      With the naive help of Jane, Lovejoy sets up an unusual form of dealers' ring to bump up the price of a painting he has entered in an auction. Three old friends (Matron, Gideon and Henry the Hearse) rally round, but nothing seems to go according to plan...

    • Lovejoy Loses It
      Lovejoy Loses It
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      4/11/93
      9.5

      Lovejoy makes an exhibition of his 'sixth sense' for antiques on a television programme. Later, working on a house clearance, he overlooks an important item and starts to think he may be abusing and losing his talent. After he gets a letter, Lovejoy goes to see another 'divvie' who has lost the magic touch.

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    • The Galloping Major
      The Galloping Major
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      2/21/93
      9.5
      On a visit to Frankie's scrap yard Lovejoy acquires an ancient cannon. He takes a trip to the Tower of London to see what he can find out about it, and while he's away an ordnance expert going under the name of Major Turpin tries to steal the cannon from under Eric's nose.

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    • Dainty Dish
      Dainty Dish
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      3/28/93
      9.5

      The Lovejoy Antiques team is in Brighton, scouring the town for a really grand set of old china. Charlie Gimbert (as ever) causes some havoc, and then there's the story of the antique chairs...

      While on the china trail, Lovejoy chances on a stunning rip-off with hundreds of porcelain plates.

    • Fly the Flag
      Fly the Flag
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      2/7/93
      9.4

      A family struggling to pay death duties needs Lovejoy's help to raise the wind.

      Meanwhile, Beau Whittaker, working in a local parish church, finds a valuable old flag dating from the American War of Independence hidden behind a monument. A fierce battle quickly breaks out over the question of who is now the flag's true owner.

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    • Second Fiddle
      Second Fiddle
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      1/24/93
      9.4

      Lindsey Parry-Davies, a leading violinist, wants Lovejoy to arrange for his Stradivarius to be touched up so that it will pass as a fake. The Lovejoy Antiques team is puzzled, but they call in the expert advice of Tommy Norris - king of the violin fakers.

    • No Strings
      No Strings
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      1/26/92
      9.4
      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
    • Just Desserts
      Just Desserts
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      1/6/91
      9.4

      At the beginning of series 2, Lovejoy has just come out of prison after serving a sentence for theft. He believes he was set up and returns to Suffolk hoping to find the villain and get even.

    • Poetic Licence
      Poetic Licence
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      10/24/93
      9.4

      A friend of Charlotte's who runs a nursing home has asked her to sell some things, and Charlotte wants Lovejoy's help with valuations. One patient, Virginia, believes she has a very rare bureau. Then somebody tries to kill Lovejoy. When Charlotte recognizes his resemblance to a dead poet, they begin to suspect who might be behind the attempts on his life. Tinker and Beth are sent off to London in search of the answers.

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    • God Helps Those
      God Helps Those
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      2/28/93
      9.4
      In the latest of a series of antique shop 'ram-raids', a table Lovejoy has left with another dealer is smashed, and he uncovers a plan to steal a friend's silver.

      Meanwhile, Jane befriends a young man while doing some charitable work on behalf of the local hospital, and Charlie Gimbert is asked to find a rather special clock for a customer.

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    • The Kakiemon Tiger
      The Kakiemon Tiger
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9/26/93
      9.4

      Lovejoy is threatened by a debt collector and hijacks a country house auction to pay his debts. In the process, he finds the lost 'Kakiemon Tiger', but he has to deal with competitors for it.

      Beth Taylor joins Lovejoy Antiques on a youth employment scheme, to learn the business.

    • Pig in a Poke
      Pig in a Poke
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/5/93
      9.3

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

    • Death and Venice (2)
      Death and Venice (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/14/86
      9.3
      In Venice, Lovejoy gets a job working for the identical twins Caterina and Lavinia, who are behind the art scam, with a view to busting them, and he meets a Scottish forger called Lucky Luciano.

      Lovejoy and Lucky work together to unravel the mystery of the Island of Rats.
    • The Peking Gun
      The Peking Gun
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      10/31/93
      9.3

      Charlie Gimbert asks Lovejoy to value a colonial widow's Chinese treasures. Lovejoy is interested in an unusual Peking cannon and gets Charlotte's opinion on it. The cannon has great significance for a Chinese tong, and Lovejoy and Charlotte are in danger as the Chinese community prepares to do battle over it.

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    • The Napoleonic Commode
      The Napoleonic Commode
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      1/10/93
      9.3

      Lovejoy is evicted from his rented cottage, as Freddy the Phone, his landlord (also known as Frederick Arthur Haig Montgomery Wavell Reeve) owes back taxes on it. So Lovejoy takes to the road and acquires a commode said to have belonged to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte... and the next thing is to hunt down a continental expert to authenticate it. Did 'Boney' really sit here?

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    • Friends in High Places
      Friends in High Places
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      1/12/92
      9.3
      As the third series begins, Lovejoy returns to Felsham after a long break in Spain, where he was trying (without marked success) to learn to paint. He quickly seeks out Tinker (who has joined a monastery), Jane, who has a new look, and Eric, now working as a security guard.

      Victoria Cavero, an old friend of Jane's, comes to stay, and Lovejoy loses no time in falling for her. Victoria wants to sell a South American gold ring, and the ring sets in motion strange events for Lovejoy and Jane, including safecracking, kidnapping, polo and betrayal.

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    • Swings and Roundabouts
      Swings and Roundabouts
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      11/14/93
      9.2

      Boswell, a friend of Lovejoy's who runs a travelling fair, asks Lovejoy to sell some silver candlesticks for him. However, the police arrive, saying they are stolen property, and Boswell is arrested. Meanwhile, an American friend of Charlotte's wants to buy the fairground Carousel.

    • Out To Lunch
      Out To Lunch
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      1/19/92
      9.2

      Lovejoy is spending more and more time with Victoria, not so much on his business. Together with Jane and Alexander, he and Victoria go away for the weekend at a friend's cottage. Meanwhile, Lovejoy buys some drawings for a song and sells them to an art gallery for a good profit. He is shaken when the pictures are denounced as fakes - even the artist says they are not his, but Lovejoy is sure they are. What is going on?

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    • The Price of Fish
      The Price of Fish
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      11/28/93
      9.0

      Lovejoy is invited to spend the weekend with Charlotte at her best friend's house. The friend is short of money and has a clock she wants valued, but Lovejoy finds a stuffed fish which is worth selling, and misunderstandings arise...

       Meanwhile, Tinker is keen to thwart Charlie Gimbert's plans to turn Felsham Hall into a health farm, and after studying a twelfth-century charter he starts grazing a flock of sheep around the Hall. Charlie responds by threatening to evict Lovejoy Antiques from the stable yard, so Tinker and Beth take a trip to a health farm.

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    • The Firefly Cage
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      1/10/86
      9.0
      We meet Lovejoy, and he hires young Eric Catchpole, the son of a local butcher, as an apprentice. Together they set out on Eric's motorbike to unravel the mystery of a Japanese firefly cage.

      Lovejoy and Eric are passing a roadside event, while in hot pursuit of a lovely lady; They hit a puddle of water in the road and thus drench Jane, Lady Felsham, who is dressed in a smart suit as she unveils a new memorial. Later, Lovejoy rings the door-bell at Felsham Hall and meets Jane again. They hit it off, and soon she is showing Lovejoy around her attics.moreless
    • Judgment of Solomon
      Judgment of Solomon
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      2/14/93
      8.9

      A retired senior Air Force officer wants Lovejoy to sell his large and remarkable collection of Jewish antiques, but Lovejoy's contacts the Solomons are suspicious about the provenance of the items.

      Meanwhile, Eric is arrested for theft while driving Jane's Range Rover.

    • Who Dares, Sings
      Who Dares, Sings
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      2/3/91
      8.9

      Lovejoy and Jane have the job of fitting out a smart new restaurant being opened by Major Linden Walker, an old army friend of Tinker's. With the help of a former prison officer (one he knew on the inside) Lovejoy delivers the goods, only to find he has been gulled. Linden and Tinker's cabaret act Crime and Punishment makes its first and last appearance.

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    • The Benin Bronze
      The Benin Bronze
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      2/9/92
      8.9

      Greg Veitch is on a visit from Australia, looking for antiques, but especially what he calls 'my Eureka' - the thing he must have. At Sir Max Spence's house, Greg sees a magnificent bronze from Benin, in Africa, and wants it, but he can't get an export license. Then the bronze goes missing, and Lovejoy comes under suspicion - so he feels he must get to the bottom of what's going on.

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    • Raise the Hispanic
      Raise the Hispanic
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      3/3/91
      8.9

      Amanda Peagram, a local landowner's daughter, is engaged to Roger Hall, and Lovejoy (on the instructions of Amanda's father) is furnishing a house with antiques for the couple. Unhappily, Amanda is not impressed, while Roger continues to play the field. At the wedding, Lovejoy overhears a row between Roger and Amanda's father and later finds Roger's body hidden in a suit of armour... but the body vanishes and nobody believes him. After the wedding, Roger is treated as a missing person. Lovejoy insists Roger is dead, but he can't produce the body - so he decides to investigate the murder and solve the mystery.

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    • The Black Virgin of Vladimir
      The Black Virgin of Vladimir
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      3/17/91
      8.9
      Cassandra Lynch, an American widow who knows Lovejoy, buys some clever fakes from dealer Harry Catapodis, but Lovejoy spots them. Caught out, Harry offers to buy the things back from Cassandra, but he admits he will sell them on to another customer. With the help of a Japanese business man and others, Lovejoy aims to teach Harry a lesson - and also to make a little money and seduce Cassandra at the same time.

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    • Montezuma's Revenge
      Montezuma's Revenge
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      1/27/91
      8.9

      The manager of a heavy rock band wants to sell an ancient pre-Columbian solid gold statue, and it brings Inca black magic into East Anglia - including two murders. Lovejoy takes on the task of solving the mystery.

    • Loveknots
      Loveknots
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      3/1/92
      8.9

      Jane decides to sell an Anatolian rug. When it comes up for auction, an old lady at the sale, Harriet Fisher, buys a Berber rug for her dog, but a young Arab who also wanted it promptly steals it from Harriet. Lovejoy is curious and decides to investigate...

      Meanwhile, Alexander and Jane are quarrelling badly, and they decide to split up.

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    • The Italian Venus
      The Italian Venus
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      1/13/91
      8.8

      A mean landowner is reluctant to share an inheritance with his hard-up brother, who is a friend of Jane's. Then Lovejoy intervenes, as a favour to Jane, with a cunning plan which depends on a fake statue.

    • Highland Fling
      Highland Fling
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      3/29/92
      8.8

      Some old sketches put Lovejoy and Jane on a trail which takes them up to Scotland, where they uncover a plot by another antiques dealer to con one of Jane's friends.

      At home, Eric is involved with a young woman with some unsavory relations, but she also has an antique mirror to sell.

      Lovejoy and Jane are moving closer to romance... but who is the girl Lovejoy keeps seeing in the woods?

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    • The Axeman Cometh
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/17/86
      8.8
      Lovejoy buys an old Welsh dresser at Charlie Gimbert's auction and is told it belonged to an old man who recently died. Hidden inside, Lovejoy finds a rich Arab head-dress, heavy with gold coins. Soon afterwards, Catesby, an ugly-looking customer just out of jail, turns up to see Lovejoy. He claims he is the son of the late owner of the Welsh dresser and his father had promised it to him, so he wants to buy it back. They agree a price and the dresser is sold, but, of course, its treasure is no longer inside it. Catesby comes looking for Lovejoy with an axe. And one of Her Majesty's tax inspectors is after Lovejoy, too.moreless
    • Breaking the Broker
      Breaking the Broker
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/13/94
      8.8

      The police set up Tinker, so that they can get a favour from Lovejoy. They want him to check out an up-market pawnbroker who is suspected of receiving antiques stolen overseas.

    • Bin Diving
      Bin Diving
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      1/20/91
      8.8

      Lovejoy values the house contents of an elderly widow, an old friend of Jane's, who is burgled soon afterwards. Finding he is the local police's prime suspect, Lovejoy decides to work out for himself (with the help of Brian Nunn, a remarkable bin man) who was behind the burglary. Matters are complicated by Eric's 'bin diving' habit.

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    • The Sting
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      1/20/86
      8.8
      Lovejoy sets out to help a young woman to trace a pair of valuable Meissen figures which she sold to raise cash for her drug habit. Then he comes across evidence of a double-cross by Charlie Gimbert, and he decides to get even.
    • Scotch on the Rocks
      Scotch on the Rocks
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      2/23/92
      8.8

      Vicky finds an old claymore (a Scottish sword) in her attic. Lovejoy buys it at auction and is offered much more than it's worth for it. Puzzled, he investigates and finds the claymore is a map to buried treasure. Someone tries to steal it, so Lovejoy is not the only one hot on the trail. But the treasure is elusive - a supermarket has been built on top of it.

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    • Lily's Pearls
      Lily's Pearls
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      3/10/91
      8.8

      Jane's husband, Alexander, has a new business partner called Joe Gruder, but Lovejoy is suspicious of him. Jane gets a call from Lily Gruder, Joe's wife, who has a problem with some pearls and a pawnbroker, and Lovejoy decides to look into Joe's affairs. Mr Gruder does not come up smelling of roses.

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    • National Wealth
      National Wealth
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      2/17/91
      8.8
      Tinker is thrilled when Madeline Gilbert, a retired film star, sends for the Lovejoy team, as he has an old crush on her. Madeline wants to sell some of her antiques and gives Lovejoy the job of arranging an auction, but before the big day can arrive there is a robbery at the house - one bearing a striking resemblance to a number of other country house raids in England and France. An international gang seems to be at work, and sadly Madeline is not insured.

      Lovejoy has begun an affair with Melanie, the glamorous auctioneer he had lined up for the house sale, but she suddenly drops him after the robbery at Madeline's house... after Lovejoy has found a link between the suspected French art gang and Melanie's former boyfriend, he manages to put two and two together.moreless
    • Holding the Baby
      Holding the Baby
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/27/94
      8.7

      Lovejoy buys a nineteenth-century dresser for a song, after getting advice from a Caribbean specialist.

      Meanwhile, Charlotte has mixed feelings about being left holding someone else's baby.

    • The Judas Pair
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      2/7/86
      8.7
      The wife and brother of a man killed with a fabulous pair of Regency duelling pistols engage Lovejoy to find the pistols and bring about the downfall of the murderer. In the process, Lovejoy puts Jane's life at risk and challenges Dr La Grange to a duel.
    • The Last of the Uzkoks
      The Last of the Uzkoks
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/6/94
      8.7

      Lovejoy is called in by Lord Dunwich to value a silver communion set, and Lady Dunwich wants him to find her some antique prints of the lost town of Dunwich-by-the-Sea (which is now under the sea). Charlie has done a moonlight flit, leaving his old dad in charge of Felsham Hall, and there are some unlikely characters around - a mad Greek priest, a Dutch civil servant, and a strange woman...

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    • Double Edged Sword
      Double Edged Sword
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/23/94
      8.7

      A tough-talking business man hires Lovejoy to recover a sixteenth-century samurai sword which has been stolen from him. Another dealer, Lovejoy's mentor Jim Leonard, buys the sword at an auction, but it is promptly stolen from him by Joanna, the daughter of the original owner. Lovejoy stays on the trail.

    • Guns and Roses
      Guns and Roses
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/30/94
      8.7

      Lovejoy takes an antique gun to a London gunsmith to be repaired, but the armorer is having landlord problems. Meanwhile, an acquaintance of Lovejoy's, Texas Greenberg, is on his way over to buy something special.

    • Fruit of the Desert
      Fruit of the Desert
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/20/94
      8.7
      Lovejoy has a dangerous plan, which includes putting himself in the hands of a notorious moneylender and risking the future of his daughter, Vicky. But then, "Those who hazard all do it in hope of fair advantages..."
    • Day of Reckoning
      Day of Reckoning
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/9/94
      8.7

      A former friend, Max Hunter, who believes Lovejoy had an affair with his wife, kidnaps Charlotte and plans to kill her. But he gives Lovejoy a sporting chance to find him by leaving a series of clues.

    • Smoke Your Nose
      Smoke Your Nose
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      3/8/92
      8.7
      The Reverend Harry Nettles claims there is a mosaic floor belonging to a Roman villa in the field next to his church, which is about to be built on. Nobody believes him, and the county archaeologist has agreed to the plans, so Lovejoy races to thwart the developer.

      He also has a dance with Jane, newly separated from Alexander...

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    • One Born Every Minute
      One Born Every Minute
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      2/10/91
      8.6
      Ashley Wilkes is an artist who swans around East Anglia painting pictures of pretty country cottages and seducing the women who live in them. A British army officer hires Lovejoy to track Wilkes down, on the pretext of having a job for him, but Lovejoy smells a rat. When he finally catches up with the elusive Wilkes, he finds the ladykiller has a terrible secret.moreless
    • Members Only
      Members Only
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      3/22/92
      8.6
      Mr Kashimoto is trying without success to join an exclusive local golf club. The club asks Lovejoy to value its finest silver trophy, but he recognizes it as a fake. Eric then accidentally shoots a hole in Lovejoy's ceiling, and in the loft above a very similar trophy is discovered... Lovejoy sets out to solve the mystery.

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    • Sugar and Spice
      Sugar and Spice
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      2/24/91
      8.5

      Lovejoy is in hot water for not paying the school fees of his teenage daughter, Vicky. Meanwhile (and much to Eric's disgust) another schoolgirl asks the firm to sell some erotic drawings for her. When Lovejoy sees the same girl being threatened by a man at the school, he decides there's more to the story than meets the eye. He also manages to vex Susan, his former wife, as they try to cope with their daughter's problems.

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    • The Real Thing
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      2/21/86
      8.5
      Needing a break from Charlie Gimbert, Lovejoy takes a job for a few days at a new antiques market in Norwich owned by a client of Jane's. He soon realizes that the boss is a con-man and sets out to expose him. Along the way, Lovejoy also tries to trap a second crook who is selling fake paintings.moreless
    • Angel Trousers
      Angel Trousers
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      2/2/92
      8.5

      Lovejoy gets dragged into a sinister plot concerning Mussolini's nose and the burial at sea of Captain Bucknall (Jane's old house-keeper's brother). He is given the job of selling the late Captain's medals, and there is a smart fashion photographer who wants them, but then some drunken sailors come into the picture and he has to deal with the gun-toting Angelo Pantaloni...

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    • Death and Venice (1)
      Death and Venice (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      3/7/86
      8.5
      Lovejoy travels to Venice to investigate the murder of a friend. His dead friend had bought a painting which Lovejoy believed was a fake. In Venice, Lovejoy is at once befriended by the beautiful Cosima and finds himself drawn into an art scam.
    • To Sleep No More
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      2/14/86
      8.5

      Sam Wendell, an old forger, dies of a heart attack while being pursued by a mysterious priest, leaving behind one of his small forgeries. Sam had told his wife it was the key to a fortune, and the priest soon tries to break into the Wendell house. Lovejoy aims to unravel the puzzle, by way of helping Sam's widow (who's left with very little) to recover anything of value. Along the way, Lovejoy dresses up as a priest.

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    • The Prague Sun
      The Prague Sun
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/26/92
      8.3

      Lovejoy is likely to be on his own for Christmas. However, a violent attack on an old Czech fighter pilot leads Lovejoy and Eric to Prague on a treasure hunt. Jane, who was on holiday with friends in Austria, joins Lovejoy in Prague to help solve a mystery of missing diamonds.

      Tinker is left to mind the shop and make preparations for Christmas.

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    • The March of Time
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      2/28/86
      8.3
      Lovejoy finds a bundle of old love letters hidden in the back of an antique clock. He quickly falls for the clock's present owner, but are the letters genuine? Under the name of 'Captain Lovejoy', he sets out to find the answer.
    • Kids
      Kids
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      3/15/92
      8.3
      Lovejoy's daughter Vicky disappears, then announces she is living with David Herbert, a much older man whose wife has died. Susan, Vicky's mother, does not approve. When Lovejoy investigates, he finds that Vicky's boyfriend is not a widower at all. Meanwhile, Lovejoy is also busy uncovering a fake art scam being run by Jez Brightman, the son of a government minister...moreless
    • Friends, Romans and Enemies
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/31/86
      8.2
      A local museum is robbed, and it seems to be connected with the death of a forger. Lovejoy goes on the trail of a hoard of Roman coins in the Isle of Man. Two Americans are also after the coins.
    • The Lost Colony
      The Lost Colony
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/27/93
      8.0

      Lovejoy meets distant cousins from America, who are visiting England.

      As well as a female ghost, old Lord Wakering has treasures which once belonged to Sir Walter Raleigh, and both Lovejoy and Mary-John Lovejoy, his American cousin, want them. Some of Lord Wakering's things are stolen, and Lovejoy travels in hot pursuit to the Carolinas, where he is not made welcome. Charlotte has to fly over to get him out of trouble.

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