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
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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
[after Lovejoy has been beaten
Well, they didn't mark the face too much, dear heart. You look no worse than you usually do.
They must have marked me everywhere else. Mind you, I didn't feel much last night because I was pissed on Lady Jane's champagne.
You told me to pick a name at random.
Yes, drink does deaden pain. That's one of the reasons I imbibe so frequently.