Lovejoy: Season 2, Episode 2

The Italian Venus (13 Jan. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama
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Lovejoy utilizes all his wiles for a sting which will help the disinherited brother of a snobbish aristocrat recover some of his rightful fortune.

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Chris Jury ...
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Sir Hugo Carey-Holden
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Lady Felicity Carey-Holden
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Douglas Holden
Joanne Pearce ...
Emma Holden
Pavel Douglas ...
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Gervais Rackham
Michael Percival ...
Auctioneer
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Traffic Warden
Edward Arthur ...
Senior Cashier
Carmel Cryan ...
Nurse
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Jane asks Lovejoy to peruse the catalog of the aristocratic Carey-Holden family, whose grandfather acquired many objets d'art on a world tour two generations earlier. The only thing Lovejoy finds of value is a Guarini Florentine bronze dating from the Renaissance that looks very much like Botticelli's Venus. Although the greedy but dull Lady Felicity and her snobbish husband believe it must have been sold many years before, Lovejoy spots the bottom part of the two million pound bronze in the family garden, but decides not to inform his obnoxious hosts. Later when Jane asks him to help Carey-Holden's younger brother, a struggling but skilled artist who has been shut out of the family fortune by his avaricious older brother, Lovejoy concocts a sting that will employ Nicholas' skill as a copyist and net him over 2000,000 pounds of his brother's money. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Sir Hugo Carey-Holden: [to Lovejoy] Well, thank you for entertaining my wife. It doesn't take much these days.
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