Golden Globe® winner Ian McShane (Deadwood) captivates as Lovejoy, "the James Bond of antiques dealers" (The New York Times), in this cult-favorite British mystery series.
In season three, Lovejoy's personal and professional worlds collide like never before. Hoping to achieve solid financial footing at last, he trusts Eric (Chris Jury, The Big Game) with legitimizing their business, a leap of faith that involves a risky motorbike-selling scheme and an ER visit. Meanwhile, the normally astute appraiser has a difficult time focusing on forged paintings when his wandering eye lands on a mysterious and alluring widow (Joanna Lumley, Absolutely Fabulous). But the greatest romance of Lovejoy's life has always been with Lady Jane Felsham (Phyllis Logan, Downton Abbey)-if only she, too, could see it that way. 13 episodes on 4 DVDs, approx. 693 minutes, SDH.
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Episode 1: Friends in High Places
Lovejoy returns from a bohemian furlough in Spain and rescues Eric, Tinker, and Lady Jane from their respective bouts of boredom. The gang reassembles just in time to sell a gold ring for a glamorous widow.
Episode 2: Out to Lunch
Lovejoy's romance with Victoria has him floating on air. Unfortunately, his renewed joie de vivreis awful for business, which has slipped to the backburner. Will he reform his flaky ways, or lose one of his most lucrative clients yet?
Episode 3: No Strings
While Lovejoy takes a sailing getaway with Victoria, Tinker is visited by a friend traveling with the band Hothouse Flowers. He needs housing for the rockers, and Lady Jane is eager to help. But her hospitality might come at a severe cost.
Episode 4: Angel Trousers
Lovejoy gets roped into accompanying Lady Jane to a burial at sea for her former housekeeper's husband, a submarine captain in WWII. Secrets spill when the shipmates get sloshed, and Lovejoy suddenly has a bit of troublesome new business.
Episode 5: Benin Bronze
Lovejoy is brought along as a consultant on a luxe shopping spree by a moneyed Australian businessman looking to snap up some pricey antiques. Meanwhile, a judge's wife resorts to covertly stealing and selling a rare silver spoon to pay off her blackmailers.
Episode 6: Eric of Arabia
Lovejoy stands a lot to gain, and a lot to lose, when a dealer contracts him to value an ancient Chinese terracotta pig on a percentage commission. Eric goes into the used motorbike business, but his sales tactics do more harm than good.
Episode 7: Scotch on the Rocks
Lovejoy's daughter, Vicki, finds an 18th-century basket guard sword stashed in the attic of her flat. An unknown buyer offers Lovejoy a lavish price for the weapon. But what he knows and how he intends to use the sword are suspect.
Episode 8: Loveknots
What seems like a petty spat between Jane and Alexander over an Anatolian rug spells greater marital troubles ahead. At an auction, a young Arab man explodes with anger when a mystery caller decides to drop his bid on a similar rug.
Episode 9: Smoke Your Nose
Lovejoy visits Reverend Nettles, who needs help identifying antiques that the church could auction off. Nothing shows much promise except a 300-year-old dish currently being used as a dog bowl. The reverend will give it to Lovejoy for free if he can accomplish an impossible feat.
Episode 10: Kids
Lovejoy loses his chance to procure a Spencelayh painting for Jane when his wife urges him to find Vicki, who's vanished from her flat. That's not the only mystery he must solve: there seems to be a forgery racket pumping fake paintings into the market.
Episode 11: Members Only
To Lovejoy's delight, his landlord, Freddy, calls from Spain and informs him that he has no plans to return to England. He then asks Lovejoy to value the local country club's tournament trophy, but when it's proven a fake, Lovejoy will have to ruffle some feathers to find out who snagged the real one.
Episode 12: Highland Fling, Part One
Jane implores Lovejoy to travel with her to Kilbeg House, a grand estate that's fallen upon hard times under the ownership of her friend, Katriona. The mission is to identify valuable antiques within, but to do so, Lovejoy and Jane will have to work together very closely.
Episode 13: Highland Fling, Part Two
With Katriona starting the process of selling the estate, Lovejoy and Jane urgently work on a plan to save her. Eric, meanwhile, purchases an item that may end up working to their advantage.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 693 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR. Contains mild language and brief nudity.
"One of television's most charming and appealing characters" --The Washington Post
"Suspenseful" --Chicago Tribune
"Inimitably rich and funny" --The Washington Post
"The James Bond of antiques dealers" --The New York Times