Once again, it's up to Lovejoy to solve the mystery, which involves the manager of a heavy rock band.
John Wells [ Major Linden Walker ], Eleanor Summerfield [ May Walker ], Peter Armitage [ George Palmer ], Bert Parnaby [ Sorrel ], Robert Austin [ Bruce Wayne ], Corrine Ransom [ Angela Moxon ], James Smith [ Charles Bullivant ], Trevor Cooper [ Police Sergeant ], Lee Whitlock [ Police Constable ], Albie Woddington [ Adrian, the mechanic ], David Mc Alister [ Geoffrey Gooch ], Gillian Bush-Bailey [ Andrea Gooch ], Michael Burns [ Percy Williams ], Bill Thomas [ Justin Small ], Nicholas Lumley [ Albert Stacey ], Ingrid Wells [ Barmaid ] Dennis Lovejoy Antiques is commissioned to fit out a new restaurant owned by an old army buddy of Tinker's, Major Linden Walker.
She hires Lovejoy, but then her house is robbed just before the auction, and the robbery bares a striking similarity to a number of others in both England and France.
Caroline Blakiston [ Miss Hemingway ], Mel Martin [ Susan Lovejoy ], Tania Rodriques [ Khadija Subhani ], Amelia Shankley [ Vicky Lovejoy ], Laurence Harrington [ Cyril Harrington-Morse ], Gloria Connell [ Mrs Harrington-Morse ], Saffron Penny [ Lavinia ], Miranda Bell [ Lavinia's Mother ], Ricard Brain [ Sales Assistant ], Aden Gillett [ Charles Garner ], Annee Blott [ School Secretary ], James Warrior [ Taffy Griffiths ], John Cator [ Sam ], Chris Hunter [ Auctioneer ], Sudha Bhuchar [ Aisha Subhani ], Sue Nye [ Letitia ] Lovejoy is in trouble for not paying Vicky's school fees.
Lovejoy sells the piece back, without the headdress. To complicate matters, an Income Tax officer is also after Lovejoy.
Kika Mirylees [ Corinna Hope ], Leslie French [ Cuthie ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Ellis Dale [ Maple ], Russell Keith Grant [ David ], Charlotte Edwards [ Kate Lovejoy ], Paul Antrim [ DS Steve Hill ], Mark Penfold [ DS Lloyd ], Mark Monero [ Woody ], Jenny Logan [ Antique Shop Owner ], Peter Tuddenham [ Auctioneer ], Ron Tarr [ Loader ], Norman Fisher [ Signalman ] Bigelow, Amanda, Dandy Jack, Alexander, Mrs Cameron Lovejoy is trying to help a young woman trace a pair of Meissen figures, which she had sold to raise cash for a drug habit.
Aided by his 'Barker', Tinker Dill, and an apprentice, Eric Catchpole, son of the local butcher, he sets out to unravel the meaning behind a coal carving of a Japanese firefly cage.
Kean Kent [ Madelaine Gilbert ], Ronald Frazer [ Michael Edwards ], Edita Brychta [ Melanie Ford ], Phil Smeeton [ DS Armstrong ], Tenniel Evans [ James Ford ], Jack Chissack [ Antique Yard Owner ], John Labanowski [ Major Sullivan ], Francois D'Aubigny [ Adjutant Alain Bernard ] Madelaine Gilbert is an ex-movie star who wishes to sell some antiques, much to the delight of Tinker, who is a big fan.
Lysette Anthony [ Sophy Fairfax ], James Aubrey [ Michael Fairfax ], Geoffrey Drew [ Berwick ], Laurence Harrington [ Ricky ], Andrew Cuthbert [ Motorcycle Policeman Nixon ], Iain Rattray [ Sergeant Major ], Charles Rogers [ Adjutant ], Will Kenton [ Auctioneer ], Steve Roberts [ Nick ] Alexander Knox [ Pinder ], Gwen Humble [ Caterina and Lavinia ], Haydn Gwynne [ Cosima ], Albie Parsons [ Nancy ], Albert Welling [ Gerry ], Steven Pacey [ Keith ], Alan Rowe [ Malleson ], Ray Mort [ Campie ], Jo Ross [ Helen ], Anthony Jackson [ Brian ], Max Latimer [ Tonio ], Guido Adorni [ Giuseppe ], Lorna Barton [ Miriam ], Andrew Darby [ Cesare ], Mark Mc Bride [ Vita ], Sidney Kean [ Barman ], Fulton Mackay [ Luciano ], Jacob Witkin [ Carlo ] Mrs Cameron, Alexander, Drabble Lovejoy becomes involved in one of the most ambitious art swindles ever perpetrated, which is centered in Venice.
A pair of identical twins, Caterina and Lavinia, plans the scam.
Alexander Knox [ Pinder ], Gwen Humble [ Caterina and Lavinia ], Haydn Gwynne [ Cosima ], Albie Parsons [ Nancy ], Albert Welling [ Gerry ], Steven Pacey [ Keith ], Max Latimer [ Tonio ], Guido Adorni [ Giuseppe ], Lorna Barton [ Miriam ], Andrew Darby [ Cesare ], Mark Mc Bride [ Vita ], Sidney Kean [ Barman ], Fulton Mackay [ Luciano ], Jacob Witkin [ Carlo ] Mrs Cameron, Alexander, Drabble Now established at the workshop in Venice, Lovejoy meets a Scottish forger called Luciano ('Lucky'), and together they unravel the mystery surrounding the twin sisters and the 'Island of Rats'.
Anthony Valentine [ Michael Seymour ], Christine Kavanagh [ Renata Van Der Zee ], Edmund Dehn [ Pieter Maartens ], Jennifer Piercy [ Women's Institute Chairperson ], Edwina Day [ Mrs Ives ], Alan Talbot [ Cobbold, Prison Officer ], Barry Warren [ Mavis ], Hugh Munro [ Mark Paynter ], Maxine Audley [ Marigold Paynter ], Iain Lauchlan [ D. Roache ], Sidney Livingstone [ Auctioneer ], Ian Burfield [ PC Bainbridge ], Anna Nicholas [ Harriet Barker ], Ian East [ Chimney Sweep ], Christoper Guinee [ School Porter ], Anthony Douse [ Andy Coote ], Janet Amsbury [ Olivia ], Anna Priestley [ Mrs Gooch ], Nick Hobbs [ Thug ] Alexander Having been found guilty of theft, and having spent time in prison, Lovejoy returns to Suffolk to try and find who 'set him up'.