Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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Double Edged Sword 

Shady businessman Frank Whymark's priceless 18th Century samurai sword has been stolen and he enlists Lovejoy to locate within 3 days or else.


Alex Kirby


Ian La Frenais (series created by), Jonathan Gash (from the books by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Lovejoy
Dudley Sutton ... Tinker
Caroline Langrishe ... Charlotte
Diane Parish Diane Parish ... Beth
Dinsdale Landen ... Jim Leonard
Julian Glover ... Frank Whymark
Julia Sawalha ... Joanna
Frank Harper ... Harry Whymark
John Warnaby John Warnaby ... Auctioneer
Richard Earthy Richard Earthy ... Jack
Vivien Parry ... Hotel Manageress
David Arlen David Arlen ... Porter


Frank Whymark, a shady businessman, sends his goon Jack to coerce Lovejoy into seeing him. Whymark's priceless 18th Century Samurai sword has been stolen, but he does not want to notify the police for personal Because of Lovejoy's contacts in the antiques trade he tasks him with finding the weapon... or else! Lovejoy finds it selling at auction, but doesn't notify the auctioneers. In a playful mood he bids on it against friendly Jim Leonard, and drops off after 15 thousand pounds. Although he easily could warn Leonhard when he takes a beautiful, young prospective buyer to a local watering hall and hotel, Lovejoy keeps silent, clearly relishing the situation. However, the sexy client locks Jim in the bathroom and absconds with his sword, car, and money as the sword disappears again. Written by

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

23 October 1994 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Suffolk, England, UK

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Lovejoy: [Looking at a sketch t\of the girl who robbed him] Jim, excuse me. I saw her at the auction. She's not more than 25!
Jim Leonard: What are you getting at?
Lovejoy: Well, nothing, Maestro, except you don't look like Gregory Peck anymore.
Jim Leonard: Nor does Gregory Peck!
Beth Taylor: Who's Gregory Peck?
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