A firefly cage, beautifully carved from coal leads Lovejoy to a gang of antique thieves and their cache of loot.

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Dudley Sutton ...
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Nicola
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Drummer
Sarah Lawson ...
Mrs. Hepplestone
Frank Mills ...
Mr. Catchpole
Cassie Stuart ...
Amanda
Denys Graham ...
Bigelow
Pavel Douglas ...
Alexander
Jan Wilson ...
Mrs. Cameron
Ben Howard ...
Devlin
Jeff Hall ...
Ossie
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Antiques dealer Lovejoy tours the auction rooms of Norfolk with his barker Tinker and young assistant Eric looking for bargains. After being hauled in by the police over a stolen chalice he misses the opportunity to buy a Japanese firefly cage,carved from coal,but tracks down the purchaser, Nicola Page,stepdaughter of the late George Hepplestone,an expert at coal carving. When Drummer,an elderly beach-comber who found the chalice and knew Hepplestone,is killed Lovejoy and new friend Lady Jane Felsham investigate,uncovering a racket involving stolen antiques and damaging his landlord,Charlie Gimbert's boat as he brings the killers to justice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 January 1986 (UK)  »

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As Eric's motorbike crosses the ford in Kersey, the front panel of the sidecar gets ripped off by the impact of the water. In the next scene the front panel is seen back on the sidecar. See more »

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Lovejoy: [Aside to camera] If home is where the heart is, then this is home to me, an auction room, an auction day when the old ticker beats faster with the slender possibikity that somewhere, just somewhere among the birdcages, silver spoons, commerative medals, roll top desks and castoffs from Grannie's attic, somewhere amongst that lot, a genuine authentic antique will appear shining with all the love that made it.
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The Power of Love
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Written by Huey Lewis and Chris Hayes
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News
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