As the story opens, Lovejoy is doing community service by holding an antiques roadshow for a ladies club as community service as part of an eight month sentence in a low security prison farm for stealing an antique piece of furniture belonging to collector Michael Seymour. Lovejoy was framed by a beautiful Dutch woman who cons him into thinking she'a a partner in a closed antiques shop and the furniture is hers. As per her instructions he delivers it to a dealer in Antwerp, only to be arrested when he returns to Britain. He soon realizes he has been set up but who...and why? Written by
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[Aside to audience about his unjust sentence on prison farm
You could argue, I suppose, that I've done a few shady things in the past, so it all equals out, but you didn't have to spend eight months here sleeping next to a tattooed biker called Mavis.