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.
Part 1 of two. Lovejoy's stint as Santa at a children's hospital is interrupted when he and Eric go to Prague in search of missing diamonds. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dotty Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan. Marina: Leonie Mellinger. Tinker: Dudley Sutton.
Conclusion. Jane comes to Prague to aid Lovejoy, and both are kidnapped by a nefarious art thief (Donald Pleasence). Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Jane: Phyllis Logan. Eric: Chris Jury. Dottie Mayhew: Dinah Sheridan. Marek: Peter Vaughan.
Charlie is pushed into holding a charity benefit, while Lovejoy starts a bidding war over a pair of porcelain geese. Arnold: Freddie Jones. Terence: Pete Postlethwaite. Kate: Maggie Ollerenshaw. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
Lovejoy comes to the aid of an American widow (Linda Gray), who has been swindled by an antiques dealer, and devises a sting to retrieve the money. Ian McShane. Harry Catapodis: Brian Blessed. Tanaka: Mako. Marcel: Aubrey Morris. Farley: John Horsley.
Lovejoy, Lady Jane and Vera attend a burial for Vera's brother; and Lovejoy gets involved in the sale of WWII memorabilia. Vera: Doreen Mantle. Angelo: Joseph Long. Lovejoy: Ian McShane. Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan.
A former snooker pro (Alex Norton) seeks a billiard table that belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots, even though it was reported that her property was destroyed after her death. Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney. Lovejoy: Ian McShane.
Lovejoy (Ian McShane) encounters distant relatives when he travels to America in pursuit of artifacts stolen from an English lord (John Gielgud). Miss Lillian: Barbara Barrie. Mary John: Kate Vernon. Rutherford: Ken Kercheval. Officer Lemmon: Alex Van. Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe.
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.