Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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In order to settle a dentist bill Lovejoy agrees to investigate the alleged drowning death of a man who reportedly fell or jumped from a ferry.

Director:

Gordon Flemyng

Writers:

Ian La Frenais (series created by), Jonathan Gash (from the books by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Lovejoy
Dudley Sutton ... Tinker
Caroline Langrishe ... Charlotte
Diane Parish Diane Parish ... Beth
Malcolm Tierney ... Charlie Gimbert
Freddie Jones ... Arnold Tapie
Pete Postlethwaite ... Terence Sullivan
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Kate Henshaw
Michael Bertenshaw Michael Bertenshaw ... Malcolm Harbey
Amelda Brown ... Maureen Sullivan
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Mrs Normington
Eeva-Maria Mutka Eeva-Maria Mutka ... Liedje (as Eeva-Mari Mutka)
Edda Sharpe Edda Sharpe ... Claudia
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When faced with a pricey dentist bill, Lovejoy agrees to settle it by investigating the alleged drowning death of Terence Sullivan, a dodgy antiques dealer, who either fell or jumped from a ferry. The widow gives Lovejoy a key to a storage container, where he finds a matched pair of Chinese geese, which are coveted by two obsessive collectors including deranged millionaire Arnold Tape. Tape has a mania for all things geese and compulsively collects artistic representations of them. Sullivan turns up, very much alive and accompanied by a pretty stewardess, demanding his geese for a rich Belgian collector, but Lovejoy thinks the proceeds should go to his "widow," who he has callously deserted. When Charlotte sees Lovejoy's seemingly altruistic devotion to the widow, she feels she's misjudged his character and finally gives in to his seductive charm. As a sidebar, Charlie Gimbert tries to cultivate a judge and his magistrate wife in order to propel his ambitions to become a ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1993 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lovejoy: [to Charlie] Doo-doo is a small price to pay for keeping up with the doggy set.
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