Lovejoy: Season 5, Episode 9

The Peking Gun (31 Oct. 1993)

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Two competing Tong bosses vie for a Ming Dynasty war cannon which Lovejoy is selling for a lady friend of Charlie's.

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Episode complete credited cast:
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Dudley Sutton ...
Caroline Langrishe ...
Charlotte
Diane Parish ...
Beth
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Patrick Barlow ...
Professor Chenery
Susan Brown ...
Mrs. Dimmock
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Mr Ying
Arthur Whybrow ...
Frank Mussett
Hi Ching ...
Simon Chin
Lucy Sheen ...
Angela Chang
Adrian Pang ...
Philip Chang
Rex Doyle ...
Waiter
Nigel Fan ...
Driver
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Charlie Gimbert starts dating a widow with a taste for night life. She and her late husband lived for a long time in Africa, and she is anxious to get rid of all the African paraphernalia, so Charlie sends Lovejoy, Tink, and Beth to appraise her possessions. Beth spots an unusual planter in the garden which turns out to be a Ming Dynasty cannon that can be connected to a great 15th Century Chinese navigator who visited Madagascar and left it there as a gift. Lovejoy offers it to millionaire financier Philip Chang, the brother of a friend of Charlotte's, but the young tycoon is disinterested. Lovejoy and Charlotte are then kidnapped and taken to the restaurant of Tong boss Mr. Ying, who makes it clear he wants the gun. When another Tong gang shows up and starts to fight Ying's men, the couple make their escape. When their respective houses are broken into and a threatening meat cleaver is left as a warning, Lovejoy realizes he is in the middle of two competing Tong factions. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Lovejoy: [Panicking when they find they're trapped] Well, it's gotta be Plan B then, hasn't it?
Charlotte Cavendish: What's that?
Lovejoy: You don't know either?
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