Lovejoy (1986–1994)
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The Galloping Major 

Whilst visiting a scrap yard for a replacement indicator lamp for his truck Lovejoy buys an old iron canon,which gets him stopped by the police and almost destroys a pub's cellar. This ... See full summary »

Director:

Baz Taylor

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Ian McShane ... Lovejoy
Phyllis Logan ... Lady Jane Felsham
Dudley Sutton ... Tinker
Chris Jury ... Eric Catchpole
Leslie Phillips ... Major Eddie Turpin
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Alice
Harry Landis ... Leo
Valentina Yakunina ... Natalie
Tony Haygarth ... Arthur
Steven O'Donnell ... Frankie
Sean Baker Sean Baker ... PC Alcock
Paul McNeilly Paul McNeilly ... PC Troon
Colin Rix Colin Rix ... Cyril
Laurence Kennedy Laurence Kennedy ... Nick Palmer
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Whilst visiting a scrap yard for a replacement indicator lamp for his truck Lovejoy buys an old iron canon,which gets him stopped by the police and almost destroys a pub's cellar. This attracts the attention of ordnance expert Major Turpin who tries to steal the canon whilst Lovejoy is at the Tower of London finding out its value. Fortunately for Lovejoy the elderly couple who accidentally smashed the light arrive at his house to reimburse him and not only scare off the thief but present him with something of real value. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1993 (UK) See more »

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Lovejoy: [Sarcastically] Good thinking, Eric. Both gray cells working today?
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One of the best Lovejoys
12 September 2016 | by kilocyclesSee all my reviews

I've been watching the entire Lovejoy series on Acorn for the last week; I haven't seen any of them since they were on cable almost two decades ago -- and they're even better than I remember them. I'm surprised that there are no comments on any of the individual episodes.

This is one of my favorites: One of the funniest ones so far, and also one of the best since the first season (which I'd never seen, and is my favorite season.)

Lovejoy and Eric encounter (without meeting) a delightfully dotty retired dentist and his wife, and must visit a scrap yard for a part for the old truck. While there, they acquire an old cast iron cannon, with resulting complications. An "expert" on old armament, who is a former arms dealer becomes involved, as do the local constabulary; Van Dyke's "last" palette, and an eastern European specialist from the Tower of London are also involved, with resulting misunderstandings, slapstick and several reversals.

Its a fine episode.


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