Connect with us


News

BritBox US Unveils Lovejoy Series 1 and 2, Starring Ian McShane as the Irresistible Rogue Antiques Dealer

Published

on

Lovejoy

BritBox US is set to release the first two series of the beloved British comedy-drama mystery series Lovejoy on Monday April 22, offering subscribers a chance to venture into the world of antiques dealing and intrigue. The show, based on the novels by John Grant under the pen name Jonathan Gash, stars Ian McShane as the charismatic and roguish antiques dealer, Lovejoy.

A Charming Rogue and His Adventures

Lovejoy, described as an “irresistible rogue,” is a less-than-scrupulous yet endearing antique dealer based in East Anglia. With a keen eye for antiques, he scours auction halls, stately homes, and murky salerooms, always on the lookout for valuable finds. Part-time detective, Lovejoy frequently finds himself entangled in the underbelly of the antiques industry, often getting snared in its greed and deceit.

The series follows Lovejoy’s adventures and his interactions with a colorful cast of characters, including his enthusiastic yet dim-witted assistant, Eric Catchpole (Chris Jury), and his friends, the “barker” Tinker Dill (Dudley Sutton) and the flirtatious Lady Jane Felsham (Phyllis Logan). Lady Jane, who often aids Lovejoy in his deals, has a friendly rivalry with his landlord and nemesis, the auction house owner Charlie Gimbert (Malcolm Tierney).

A Journey Through the World of Antiques and Intrigue

The first series of Lovejoy introduces viewers to the world of antique dealing and the intriguing characters within it. In the first episode, titled “The Firefly Cage,” Lovejoy encounters a gang of antique thieves and a cache of loot linked to a beautifully carved firefly cage made of coal. This sets the tone for the series, blending mystery, humor, and a touch of romance.

Advertisement

Over the course of the first two series, Lovejoy finds himself entangled with a variety of characters, from a reformed drug addict seeking his help to recover valuable statuettes to a collector of flintlock pistols who is murdered for a set of dueling pistols. In “The Axeman Cometh,” Lovejoy connives to win a Welsh oak dresser at an auction, only to discover a shocking secret when his assistant, Eric, finds a stuck door.

A Beloved Series Returns

Lovejoy first aired on BBC1 in 1986 and quickly gained a dedicated following. However, there was a five-year gap between the first and second series, with the show returning in 1991. Despite the hiatus, the original four cast members reprised their roles for the second and third series. The show concluded its sixth and final series in 1994, leaving a lasting impression on viewers and solidifying its place in British television history.

With the release of the first two series on BritBox US, fans and newcomers alike can immerse themselves in the world of Lovejoy, experiencing the charm, intrigue, and humor that made the show a beloved classic. It’s a journey through the world of antiques, where nothing is quite as it seems, and the line between friend and foe is often blurred.

Advertisement

Well hello there! I'm the guy who heads the content team at Memorable TV. I've an obsession for film and TV, and a stash of vintage TV magazines plus a wealth of knowledge on all things 1970's. But shh, let's keep that just between us!

The Masked Singer The Masked Singer
News9 mins ago

The Masked Singer Finale: One Mask Takes It All (FOX, May 22, 2024)

The eleventh season of The Masked Singer concludes with the finale episode, “One Mask Takes It All,” airing on FOX...

Chicago Med Chicago Med
News10 mins ago

Chicago Med: I Think I Know You, But Do I Really? (Season Finale NBC, May 22, 2024)

The ninth season of Chicago Med concludes with the season finale, “I Think I Know You, But Do I Really?“....

Jeopardy! Masters Jeopardy! Masters
News1 hour ago

Jeopardy! Masters: The Finals (ABC, Wednesday May 22, 2024)

The 2024 Jeopardy! Masters tournament has featured intense competition among six of the game’s top contenders. The tournament, hosted by...

Pawn Stars Do America Pawn Stars Do America
News1 hour ago

Pawn Stars Do America: Unpacked (History, May 22, 2024)

The Pawn Stars gang returns to Las Vegas in this brand-new episode, airing on History on Wednesday, May 22, 2024,...

Survivor Survivor
News1 hour ago

Survivor 46: Friends Going to War (CBS, Wednesday May 22, 2024)

The competition intensifies as the remaining five castaways face off in the penultimate episode of Survivor’s 46th season. Airing on...

Nature Nature
News1 hour ago

Nature: Wild Ireland: Kingdom of Stone (PBS, May 22, 2024)

A brand new episode of Nature is set to air on PBS on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 8:00 p.m....

After Midnight After Midnight
News2 hours ago

After Midnight: Andy Richter, Penn Jillette, Aasif Mandvi (CBS May 22, 2024)

Andy Richter, Penn Jillette, and Aasif Mandvi are set to appear on After Midnight, hosted by Taylor Tomlinson, on May...

Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen Bravo Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen Bravo
News2 hours ago

Watch What Happens Live: Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Kristen Kish (Bravo May 22, 2024)

Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, and Kristen Kish will be appearing on Watch What Happens Live on May 22, 2024, on...

Ex on the Beach Ex on the Beach
News13 hours ago

Celebrity Ex on the Beach on MTV UK: Tears and Tough Choices

The drama intensifies in the villa as a surprise elimination rocks the celebrities, and Paige faces a pivotal decision in...

The Gullspång Miracle A Nordic Mystery The Gullspång Miracle A Nordic Mystery
News13 hours ago

Storyville: The Gullspång Miracle – A Nordic Mystery (BBC Four, Tuesday 21 May 2024)

Storyville, the long-running BBC Four documentary series, presents “The Gullspång Miracle: A Nordic Mystery.” This film, airing on May 21,...

Channel 5 Channel 5
News13 hours ago

Into the Amazon with Robson Green: Series Premiere (Channel 5, Tuesday, May 21, 2024)

The new documentary series, Into the Amazon with Robson Green, premieres on Tuesday night on Channel 5. In this first...

ITV ITV
News14 hours ago

For the Love of Dogs on ITV1: Alison Hammond Meets a Husky with a Mysterious Problem

A brand new episode of For the Love of Dogs airs on ITV1 on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 8:00...

Channel 5 Channel 5
News14 hours ago

The Yorkshire Vet on Channel 5: High-Stakes Deliveries and Deer Antibiotics

The Yorkshire Vet returns with another heartwarming episode, airing on Channel 5 on Tuesday 21 May. In this installment, the...

Celebrity MasterChef Celebrity MasterChef
News14 hours ago

MasterChef: Final Four Face Off in Iconic London Restaurant

MasterChef serves up another helping of culinary delights in its 20th season, with Episode 23 airing on BBC One. The...

ITV ITV
News14 hours ago

The Fortune Hotel Episode 6: Rum Distillery Day Trip and Night Cap Drama – ITV1 Preview

The Fortune Hotel continues to deliver intrigue and suspense as ten pairs of competitors vie for the enticing £250,000 prize....

Secrets in the Ice Secrets in the Ice
News14 hours ago

The Guilty Innocent with Christopher Eccleston: James Hanratty (Sky History, Tuesday 21 May 2024)

The Guilty Innocent with Christopher Eccleston continues on Sky History with an episode about James Hanratty. The episode airs on...

Popular