There's something slightly odd about the retired diplomat (Frank Finlay) that Lovejoy and Tinker meet, but everything evens out when he offers to sell them valuable antiques for a fraction of their real value. John Hill: Terence Rigby. Rachel: Clare Byam Shaw.
Lovejoy may need some divine intervention to uncover the history of an antique communion vessel up for auction, after people from around the world start claiming they're the rightful owners. Lord Dunwich: Patrick Ryecart. Lady Dunwich: Gwen Humble. Niarchos: Andy Lucas. Lara Iskander: Gillian Barge.
Lovejoy is treated with hospitality while he prices the contents of a nursing home---until someone tries to murder him. Virginia: Anna Calder-Marshall. Mary: Susan Fleetwood. Stibbs: Hugh Ross. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) becomes a celebrity after his appearance on a talk show, but colleagues think that fame---and greed---have gone to his head. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Ted: Ken Campbell. Moira: Alphonsia Emmanuel. Tara: Caroline Hunnisett.
Lovejoy's mentor (Dinsdale Landen), missing for seven years, returns to enlist him in a sting against a shady art dealer (Hans Koopman). Judy: Annie Lambert. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
A collection of Judaica raises suspicion among London dealers; Eric is arrested for theft. Connaught: Peter Jeffrey. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Lovejoy uses his wiles to help a friend (Jack Shepherd) retrieve a family heirloom---and to protect himself from Gimbert after a deal goes sour. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Iain: Simon Dutton. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) tries to get the upper hand on thieves who have been plundering antique shops. Florence: Liz Smith. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Edwin: Ronald Pickup. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
The discovery of a valuable plate puts Lovejoy---and archrival Gimbert---on the trail of an antique dinner set. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Baroness: Renee Asherson. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan.
Lovejoy's stint as Santa at a children's hospital is interrupted when he and Eric must go to Prague in search of missing diamonds. But when things get rocky for the antiques dealer, Jane comes to help, and both wind up kidnapped by a nefarious art thief (Donald Pleasence). Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dottie Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan.
Because Lovejoy is preoccupied with Victoria, he delegates a job to Eric, who gets conned; the paintings Lovejoy sells to a gallery owner are pronounced fakes. Ian McShane, Joanna Lumley, Phyllis Logan, Chris Jury.
Eric shares his knowledge of antiques with a new assistant (Diane Parish), while an old debt puts Lovejoy at odds with Charlotte Cavendish (Caroline Langrishe). Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Eric: Chris Jury. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Conclusion. After arriving in America, Lovejoy tries to find out why his mendacious kin are obsessed with the "Lost Colony," a group of British colonists who vanished in the 1500s. Miss Lillian: Barbara Barrie. Mary John: Kate Vernon. Rutherford: Ken Kercheval.
Lovejoy experiences a day of swine and protest when a stolen statue turns up at the home of a pig entrepreneur and his wife, who are expecting a visit from the Queen. Annie: Diane Bull. Bill: John Bowe. McDonald: Gabrielle Cowburn. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury.
Lovejoy tries to lure someone to buy a stuffed fish, while Charlie jumps at an opportunity to sell Felsham Hall. Mabel: Margaretta Scott. Samantha: Felicity Dean. Peter: John Boswell. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.