Lovejoy: Season 5, Episode 12

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (21 Nov. 1993)

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Two aging spinster sisters ask Lovejoy to sell their family Bible, a rare historic edition that's worth 20,000 pounds.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Sutton ...
Caroline Langrishe ...
Diane Parish ...
Raymond Doncaster
James Ellis ...
Niall Sheehan
Rudolph Walker ...
Earl Taylor
Barbara Hicks ...
Hope Doncaster
Kathleen Worth ...
Faith Doncaster
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
Alice Taylor
James Saxon ...
Dr. Julian Sadler
Professor Potter
Tim Meats ...
Anthony Corriette ...
Gary Taylor


While attending a book fair in Cambridge in order to buy rare books to stock Charlie Gimbert's library at Felsham Hall, Lovejoy answers a call from two aging spinster sisters who need money to stay in their home. The only thing of real value is a historic 16th Century Marston Bible, the first Bible translated into English. Unfortunately it is jointly owned by their younger brother, a Cambridge professor who plans to donate it to the University library upon his promotion to Master. When Lovejoy discovers the Bible is a fake, Professor Doncaster admits that he had to sell the Bible years before to support his sisters and now needs the upcoming promotion and its subsequent pay-raise to ensure their security. As a sidebar, Tink and Charlotte try unsuccessfully to convince Beth's dad that he should allow his daughter to remain an apprentice to Lovejoy. Written by

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Charlotte Cavendish: You've got a determined look in your eye.
Lovejoy: What look's that?
Charlotte Cavendish: The one you get when you're determined.
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References Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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