Rosa Zeenak asks Jim to guard the Lohans, a set of porcelain figures she is putting up for sale, though there is a suspicion that they were stolen from the valuable Wiess collection in ...
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Rosa Zeenak asks Jim to guard the Lohans, a set of porcelain figures she is putting up for sale, though there is a suspicion that they were stolen from the valuable Wiess collection in Switzerland. When a burglar takes the figures Rosa accuses prospective buyer John Kelp, but she has held back one of the figures as bargaining power and asks Jim to act as broker with Kelp. However, the death of an innocent antiques expert whose help Jim had sought leads him to suspect collusion between Zeenak and Kelp and he goes after them - and the reward offered for the collection's retrieval. Written by
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The penultimate episode of this long running series finds Jim back on the mainland and getting tangled up in the Lovejoyish world of antiques in Hampshire.
As a policeman Jim Bergerac was astute and reasonably bright, as a private investigator the writers have made him slow and hapless and reliant on friends and family to get him out of tight spots, in this case Danielle and Charlie. This plot device of bringing in other characters to help with the detective work, coupled with removing the central individual out of his usual location (Jersey),is a sure fire sign that the writers are running out of steam.
That said John Nettles always gives value, even when struggling with a script as implausible as this one. Shame also that Terence Alexander and the lovely Therese Liotard are not given some better lines.
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