Drama Today Saturday 7 January 2023

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Today Saturday 7 January 2023

A full run down of everything airing on Drama
today.

06:00
Teleshopping

A chance to buy goods from the comfort of home

07:10
Lovejoy

S05E06

Eric becomes involved in a smuggling racket

The dealer falls under the suspicion of an ambitious and ruthless police officer, who suspects he is handling stolen European furniture. Meanwhile, Tinker joins Eric for a brief holiday in Essex, where they soon become involved in a smuggling racket. Warren Mitchell and Reece Dinsdale guest star, with Ian McShane and Dudley Sutton

08:00
Lovejoy

S05E07

The antiques dealer hunts down a murderer

The roguish antiques dealer whisks Charlotte away for a weekend in Wales, but before long they find themselves hunting for a murderer and a rare Celtic cross. Drama, starring Ian McShane and Caroline Langrishe

09:00
Lovejoy

S05E08

An attempt is made on the dealer’s life

The dodgy dealer agrees to help Charlotte’s friend Mary Gladden save a nursing home by valuing and selling its antiques – only to find himself in the line of fire as someone makes an attempt on his life. Drama, starring Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Caroline Langrishe and Susan Fleetwood

10:00
Lovejoy

S05E09

The antiques dealer is asked to sell a rare gun

Lovejoy finds an unusual Ming Dynasty war cannon being used as a plant pot. His client asks him to get the best price for the item – but the Chinese community objects to any such proposed deal in no uncertain terms and when Charlotte takes the dodgy dealer to London to sell it they are abducted. Burt Kwouk guest stars, with Ian McShane

11:00
Sharpe

S03E01

A Spanish rebel captures British deserters

Sean Bean returns as Bernard Cornwell’s swashbuckling hero, this time setting out to rescue British deserters captured by Spanish rebel El Casco. Along the way he crosses swords with a fellow officer and come to the aid of a damsel in distress. Daragh O’Malley, Hugh Fraser and John Tams also star

13:00
Pie in the Sky

S01E01

Drama, starring Richard Griffiths

Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe prepares for his retirement and the opening of his restaurant – but the police force seems reluctant to let him go. First episode of the crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

14:00
Pie in the Sky

S01E02

Henry searches for a missing policeman

15:00
Pie in the Sky

S01E03

A regular customer comes under suspicion

16:00
Inspector George Gently

S01E01

Pilot episode of the crime drama, with Martin Shaw

Pilot of the crime drama series, starring Martin Shaw as the eponymous 1960s detective who despairs at the corruption he witnesses around him and resolves to find the gangster who killed his wife, before hanging up his truncheon. Paired with a headstrong officer, Gently struggles in solving an increasingly complex case while keeping his partner on the straight and narrow. With Phil Davis

18:00
The Brokenwood Mysteries

S06E03

Mike and the team investigate a death on the first day of duck-hunting season

20:00
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

S03E07

An energy tycoon hires Frank and Lu to keep an eye on his daughters

21:00
New Tricks

S10E01

Part one of two. The team investigates a 1982 murder in Gibraltar

Part one of two. Brian is suspended after assaulting a high-ranking officer in the Met, suspecting him of covering up a death in custody years before. Meanwhile, an Argentinian pistol recovered from the Thames is linked to two unsolved murders which took place 16 years apart – and with one of them having occurred in Gibraltar, Sandra takes the team – minus Brian – on an Iberian adventure to uncover the truth. Alun Armstrong, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman and Denis Lawson star in the crime drama

22:10
Inspector George Gently

S01E01

Pilot episode of the crime drama, with Martin Shaw

Pilot of the crime drama series, starring Martin Shaw as the eponymous 1960s detective who despairs at the corruption he witnesses around him and resolves to find the gangster who killed his wife, before hanging up his truncheon. Paired with a headstrong officer, Gently struggles in solving an increasingly complex case while keeping his partner on the straight and narrow. With Phil Davis

00:10
Taggart

S07E01

Jim investigates an undertaker’s murder

Craggy cop Jim Taggart investigates the murder of an undertaker found in a burnt-out car, and soon realises that all the evidence points to local French teacher Francoise Campbell, whose pupils seem strangely anxious to protect her. Whodunit, starring Mark McManus, James MacPherson, Iain Anders and Robert Robertson

01:55
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

S03E01

The lads return to work on an ambitious engineering project

The lads return to work on an ambitious engineering project, with new member Wyman filling in for his late, lamented dad Wayne. Reunited by Oz, who has secured the job of dismantling the world-famous Middlesbrough transporter bridge, they set about raising the necessary financial backing – but have a hard time persuading Dennis to join them. Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais’ popular comedy drama, starring Jimmy Nail, Kevin Whately and Tim Healy

02:55
Birds of a Feather

S04E01

Sharon’s cafe is a success

Sharon makes a go of it at the cafe, but Tracey finds it hard to feel pleased for her. Meanwhile, Dorien becomes preoccupied with more romantic pursuits. Comedy, starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson

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