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Lovejoy

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Note: Lovejoy may also mean Lovejoy, Georgia.


Lovejoy (called The Lovejoy Mysteries in the U.S.) is a series of picaresque novels by John Grant (under the pen name Jonathan Gash) about the adventures of Lovejoy, a slightly unsavoury British antiques dealer, in East Anglia. Lovejoy's first name is never mentioned in the books.

The novels were made into a popular drama TV series shown on British television from 1986 to 1994. The lechery and violence in the novels was largely removed for television. Originally a "one-year wonder" during the 1986 BBC programming season, Lovejoy was brought back to the schedule as a regular series in 1991 after a hiatus of nearly five years. Fortunately, nearly all of the original cast returned for the 1991-93 seasons. The early episodes had slightly lower production standards than the 1991-94 programmes, but are still well worth a look. The television series maintained the author's original wish to keep Lovejoy's first name guarded, however a guest star reveals that his first name is "Malcolm" in latter years. Lovejoy neither confirms nor denies this.

The final season of Lovejoy included some cast changes as the characters of both Lady Jane Felsham and Eric Catchpole do not appear regularly.

There were also several Lovejoy specials (nearly two-hour programmes) filmed during the second stint of filming. These are not generally aired in North America. However, Lovejoy remains a favourite on BBC America and BBC Canada cable TV and direct broadcast satellite channels.


Contents

Main cast

Notable guest stars


Lovejoy episode list and original air dates

Season 1

  • 1-1 10-Jan-1986 The Firefly Cage
  • 1-2 17-Jan-1986 The Axeman Cometh
  • 1-3 20-Jan-1986 The Sting
  • 1-4 31-Jan-1986 Friends, Romans and Enemies
  • 1-5 07-Feb-1986 The Judas Pair
  • 1-6 14-Feb-1986 To Sleep No More
  • 1-7 21-Feb-1986 The Real Thing
  • 1-8 28-Feb-1986 The March of Time
  • 1-9 07-Mar-1986 Death and Venice (1)
  • 1-10 14-Mar-1986 Death and Venice (2)

Season 2

  • 2-1 06-Jan-1991 Just Desserts
  • 2-2 13-Jan-1991 The Italian Venus
  • 2-3 20-Jan-1991 Bin Diving
  • 2-4 27-Jan-1991 Montezuma's Revenge
  • 2-5 03-Feb-1991 Who Dares, Sings
  • 2-6 10-Feb-1991 One Born Every Minute
  • 2-7 17-Feb-1991 National Wealth
  • 2-8 24-Feb-1991 Sugar and Spice
  • 2-9 03-Mar-1991 Raise the Hispanic
  • 2-10 10-Mar-1991 Lily's Pearls
  • 2-11 17-Mar-1991 The Black Virgin of Vladimir *
  • Black Virgin of Vladimir is a two part episode in which the first part is listed in the opening credits as "Riding on Rollers"

Season 3

  • 3-1 12-Jan-1992 Friends in High Places
  • 3-2 19-Jan-1992 Out To Lunch
  • 3-3 26-Jan-1992 No Strings
  • 3-4 02-Feb-1992 Angel Trousers
  • 3-5 09-Feb-1992 The Benin Bronze
  • 3-6 16-Feb-1992 Eric of Arabia
  • 3-7 23-Feb-1992 Scotch on the Rocks
  • 3-8 01-Mar-1992 Loveknots
  • 3-9 08-Mar-1992 Smoke Your Nose
  • 3-10 15-Mar-1992 Kids
  • 3-11 22-Mar-1992 Members Only
  • 3-12 29-Mar-1992 Highland Fling
  • Special S-1 26-Dec-1992 The Prague Sun

Season 4

  • 4-1 10-Jan-1993 The Napoleonic Commode
  • 4-2 17-Jan-1993 The Ring
  • 4-3 24-Jan-1993 Second Fiddle
  • 4-4 31-Jan-1993 The Colour of Money
  • 4-5 07-Feb-1993 Fly the Flag
  • 4-6 14-Feb-1993 Judgment of Solomon
  • 4-7 21-Feb-1993 The Galloping Major
  • 4-8 28-Feb-1993 God Helps Those
  • 4-9 07-Mar-1993 They Call Me Midas
  • 4-10 14-Mar-1993 Irish Stew
  • 4-11 28-Mar-1993 Dainty Dish
  • 4-12 04-Apr-1993 Taking the Pledge
  • 4-13 11-Apr-1993 Lovejoy Loses It

Season 5

  • 5-1 05-Sep-1993 Pig in a Poke
  • 5-2 12-Sep-1993 Who is the Fairest of Them All?
  • 5-3 19-Sep-1993 A Going Concern
  • 5-4 26-Sep-1993 The Kakiemon Tiger
  • 5-5 03-Oct-1993 Three Men and a Brittle Lady
  • 5-6 10-Oct-1993 Ducking and Diving
  • 5-7 17-Oct-1993 Stones of Destiny
  • 5-8 24-Oct-1993 Poetic Licence
  • 5-9 31-Oct-1993 The Peking Gun
  • 5-10 07-Nov-1993 Goose Bumps
  • 5-11 14-Nov-1993 Swings and Roundabouts
  • 5-12 21-Nov-1993 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover
  • 5-13 28-Nov-1993 The Price of Fish
  • Special S-2 27-Dec-1993 The Lost Colony

Season 6

  • 6-1 02-Oct-1994 Fair Exchange
  • 6-2 09-Oct-1994 Day of Reckoning
  • 6-3 16-Oct-1994 Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • 6-4 23-Oct-1994 Double Edged Sword
  • 6-5 30-Oct-1994 Guns and Roses
  • 6-6 06-Nov-1994 The Last of the Uzkoks
  • 6-7 13-Nov-1994 Breaking the Broker
  • 6-8 20-Nov-1994 Fruit of the Dessert
  • 6-9 27-Nov-1994 Holding the Baby
  • 6-10 04-Dec-1994 Last Tango in Lavenham

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