Worst & Best Lovejoy Episodes/List

Title: Lovejoy
Genre: UK Crime Drama
Series: 6
Episodes: 71
Runtime: 50 min
First Transmission: 1986-1994
Channel: BBC

Lovejoy is an antiques dealer and a part-time detective. 

 

Episode Rankings

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Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 The Firefly Cage (1986) –
A firefly cage leads Lovejoy to a gang of antique thieves.
#2 The Axeman Cometh (1986) –
Lovejoy wins a Welsh oak dresser at an auction well below his value, but a stuck door gives them more than they bargained for.
#3 The Sting (1986) –
A reformed drug addict asks Lovejoy to recover some valuable statuettes.
#4 Friends, Romans and Enemies (1986) –
Lovejoy is led to an ancient Roman grave.
#5 The Judas Pair (1986) –
A collector of flintlock pistols is murdered for some incomplete set of dueling pistols – Lovejoy has the missing pieces.
#6 To Sleep No More (1986) –
Lovejoy vows to retrieve a stolen forged snuff box.
#7 The Real Thing (1986) –
Lovejoy suspects that an entrepreneur named Palmer is a con man.
#8 The March of Time (1986) –
Lovejoy finds some priceless love letters from the Napoleonic era hidden in an old clock.
#9 Death and Venice (1986) –
A sickly American multimillionaire hires Lovejoy to help in saving the art treasures of a sinking Venice.
#10 Death and Venice (1986) –
Lovejoy finds that a greedy sister, Lavinia, is interested in saving art, not for posterity, but for herself.

Series Two

#11 Just Desserts (1991) –
Lovejoy is released from prison after an eight-month sentence for theft, determined to find out who framed him.
#12 The Italian Venus (1991) –
Lovejoy goes for a sting that will help the disinherited brother of a snobbish aristocrat.
#13 Bin Diving (1991) –
Eric becomes involved in a dispute with garbageman Brian Nunn over his right to salvage valuables from the garbage.
#14 Montezuma’s Revenge (1991) –
Murders follow an ancient Colombian funerary figure with a curse on it.
#15 Who Dares, Sings (1991) –
Lovejoy buys a house load of furniture of former prison officer George Palmer. Unfortunately, it turns out to be stolen
#16 One Born Every Minute (1991) –
Lovejoy is intrigued by a painter using the name Ashley Wilkes, who squanders his talent. 
#17 National Wealth (1991) –
Lovejoy agrees to help a once-famous film star fallen on hard times to sell her valuables.
#18 Sugar and Spice (1991) –
Lovejoy unwittingly buys some stolen erotic art from teen-aged Khadija.
#19 Raise the Hispanic (1991) –
#20 Lily’s Pearls (1991) –
#21 The Black Virgin of Vladimir (1991) –

Series Three

#22 Friends in High Places (1992) –
Lovejoy returns from a prolonged hiatus in Spain.
#23 Out to Lunch (1992) –
#24 No Strings (1992) –
An Irish rock group  has their money stolen by the event organizer along with a priceless Celtic harp.
#25 Angel Trousers (1992) –
Lovejoy is entrusted with some medals, but they are stolen from his safe.
#26 The Benin Bronze (1992) –
#27 Eric of Arabia (1992) –
#28 Scotch on the Rocks (1992) –
#29 Loveknots (1992) –
#30 Smoke Your Nose (1992) –
#31 Kids (1992) –
Lovejoy’s close friend has been duped into buying an expensive forged painting.
#32 Members Only (1992) –
Lovejoy and Jane help an honorable Japanese businessman, Mr. Kashimoti, become a member of an elite golfing country club.
#33 Highland Fling (1992) –
Lovejoy journeys to Scotland with Jane to help her friend who needs him to help her raise money to maintain her expensive estate.
#34 The Prague Sun (1992) –
Lovejoy’s search for stolen diamonds takes him and Eric to Prague. 

Series Four

#35 The Napoleonic Commode (1993) –
#36 The Ring (1993) –
#37 Second Fiddle (1993) –
#38 The Colour of Mary (1993) –
#39 Fly the Flag (1993) –
#40 Judgment of Solomon (1993) –
#41 The Galloping Major (1993) –
#42 God Helps Those (1993) –
#43 They Call Me Midas (1993) –
#44 Irish Stew (1993) –
#45 Dainty Dish (1993) –
#46 Taking the Pledge (1993) –
#47 Lovejoy Loses It (1993) –
Lovejoy temporarily abandons his own ethical standards.

Series Five

#48 Pig in a Poke (1993) –
#49 Who is the Fairest of Them All? (1993) –
#50 A Going Concern (1993) –
#51 The Kakiemon Tiger (1993) –
#52 Three Men and a Brittle Lady (1993) –
#53 Ducking and Diving (1993) –
#54 Stones of Destiny (1993) –
#55 Poetic Licence (1993) –
#56 The Peking Gun (1993) –
#57 Goose Bumps (1993) –
#58 Swings and Roundabouts (1993) –
#59 Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1993) –
#60 The Price of Fish (1993) –
#61 The Lost Colony (1993) –

Series Six

#62 Fair Exchange (1994) –
Lovejoy wakes up to being charged with assaulting Charlotte and stealing a painting, but he has no memory of anything.
#63 Day of Reckoning (1994) –
A deranged murderer with a maniacal hatred of Lovejoy tries to lure him into a trap by kidnapping and threatening to kill Charlotte.
#64 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (1994) –
Tink seems depressed and then disappears without a word.
#65 Double Edged Sword (1994) –
Frank Whymark’s 18th Century samurai sword has been stolen and he demands that Lovejoy locates it. 
#66 Guns and Roses (1994) –
#67 The Last of the Uzkoks (1994) –
#68 Breaking the Broker (1994) –
#69 Fruit of the Dessert (1994) –
#70 Holding the Baby (1994) –
#71 Last Tango in Lavenham (1994) –
Lovejoy pops the question to Charlotte.