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|Lovejoy The Complete Season Five|
Actor: Ian McShane
Genres: Drama, Television
Ian McShane is back as the crime-solving antiques dealer with an eye for beauty?and trouble! Season Five continues the escapades of Lovejoy, the antiques hero, with four discs of side-splitting adventures!
Coming to the Home Stretch
Movie Mania | Southern Calfornia | 04/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We are at Series 5 of 6 with our favorite antiques dealer. Ian McShane's Lovejoy is one of the richest characters in television. He is always looking for the next score with the help of his two side kicks Tink and Eric. And this season he has a new love interest.
Series 5 has the following 14 eisodes:
Pig in a Poke - Lovejoy buys a set of James Gillray prints only to find out they are copies. Eric finds a stolen statue at a house of Lady Jane's friend. (Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell guests)
Who's the Fairest of them All - Lady Jane asks Lovejoy to help her old dance teacher to sell a mirror. Then she drops a bombshell - Lord Feldsham is bankrupt and they are selling the Hall. And she is leaving.
A Going Concern - Lovejoy minds Feldsham Hall until it is sold. But seeing an oportunity, he uses the Hall as a showroom. Enter new love interest Charolette Cavandish of Cavandish Auction house.
The Kakiemon Tiger - Lovejoy is once again in financial trouble so he takes on a new apprentice - Beth. (James Nesbitt and Colin Salmon guest)
Three Men and a Brittle Lady - Charlie Gimbert buys a fake porcelain statue and Lovejoy catchs up with the forger. Charolette's former boyfriend arrives from NY and asks her to move to Paris.
Ducking and Diving - Eric and Tink take a holiday at Eric uncle's pub. Lovejoy shows a pair of tourists around the antique stores but he also has an Welsh dresser to sell. Eric decides to leave the business.
Stones of Destiny - When a Celtic cross is stolen from Charolette's auction house, Charolette and Lovejoy chase after the theif. Lovejoy makes his first overture to Charolette.
Poetic License - Charolette is asked to sell some items for a friend and she asks Lovejoy to value the items. While at the nursing home, attempts on Lovejoys life are made. (Susan Fleetwood guests)
The Peking Gun - Lovejoy is asked to value some posessions of a colonial widow. Lovejoy discovers a chinese cannon but it has significance with a chinese tong. (Burt Kwouk guests)
Goose Bumps - Charlie tries to aspire to higher levels and hosts a Dog Show and Wildlife Auction at Felsham Hall. He asks Carolette to act as hostess. But it is Lovejoy who winds up invited to dinner. (Pete Postlethwaite and Freddie Jones guest.)
Swings and Roundabouts - A friend of Lovejoy's asks him to sell a pair of candlesticks. But they turn out to be stolen. Meanwhile a friend of Charolette's wants the travelling fair's carousel. (Guest James Carroll Jordan)
Never Judge a Book by its Cover - Lovejoy discovers a rare bible but when the owner's brother opposes the sale, Lovejoy suspects something is afoot. (Richard Briers guests)
The Lost Colony - Lovejoy travels to the Carolinas to meet up with some American relatives and recover some lost properties. (Barbara Barrie, Ken Kerchival and John Gielguld guest)
The Price of Fish - Lovejoy and Charolette are invited away for the weekend - of course to value something. Tink and Beth battle Charlie Gimbert.
This was another great season of Lovejoy -- even with the cast changes."
Lovejoy Season 5
M. Hayes | 05/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season 5 of the Lovejoy series sees two old friends moving on and two new faces coming onboard. Phyllis Logan says goodbye as does Chris Jury... Personnel reasons and career moves. Oh well...
As stated by other reviewers this is not the best season of the series. Not bad or anything like that, just not as good. The group dynamic has changed with the new cast members so the settling in period experienced in season one is back in play. The series is still completely enjoyable and the image quality is vastly improved over the previous seasons. (Better technology during the original production.)
Lovejoy is still up to old antics. He has many close calls with the "Old Bill" and is picked up for questioning several times. "Always for something he didn't do rather than for what he did do to some unlucky punter." The ever ongoing search for lost relics and a fast pound at the expense of the unwary is still the core of the series. Several cons and many shady deals see Lovejoy make and loose small fortunes. Owing money to the Mob and a few other money making / get even scams make for a few of the better episodes in the entire series.
Over all you will like this season even with the loss of two old friends and the arrival of new ones. The image and sound quality still need the assistance of modern re-mastering technology but are still far better than the first three seasons. Unfortunately there is only one season remaining in the series and then no more Lovejoy... The past is the past and Lovejoy doesn't live there anymore...