Drama Today Saturday 21 January 2023

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Today Saturday 21 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

S06E01

Charlotte is attacked by a robber

Charlotte buys an 18th-century portrait at auction, but on returning home is attacked by a robber, who steals the prestigious item. Looking out the window, she sees Lovejoy’s pick-up speeding away. When quizzed, the dealer finds the events of that night difficult to recall as he had been seriously inebriated. Ian McShane and Caroline Langrishe star

08:00
Lovejoy

S06E02

Charlotte is kidnapped

A deranged murderer with a vendetta against Lovejoy kidnaps and threatens to kill Charlotte, trying to lure the antiques dealer into a trap via a series of fiendish puzzles. Christopher Fairbank (Moxey in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) guest stars, with Ian McShane and Caroline Langrishe

09:00
Lovejoy

S06E03

Tinker’s odd behaviour causes concern

Concern grows after a seemingly depressed Tinker goes missing without explanation. Lovejoy eventually tracks him down to his sister’s hotel on Burgh Island, which is about to be lost to a property developer. Light-hearted drama, starring Ian McShane and Dudley Sutton

10:00
Lovejoy

S06E04

The dodgy dealer searches for a stolen sword

The roguish antiques dealer is hired to recover a priceless 16th-century samurai sword stolen from a ruthless businessman’s house _ and he races to retrieve it before his old mentor gets to it. Ian McShane stars, with guest appearances by Julian Glover and Dinsdale Landen

11:00
Lovejoy

S06E05

An antique gun is used in an armed robbery

A firearms expert agrees to repair a valuable antique gun on Lovejoy’s behalf, but unfortunately for all concerned, it is later used in a robbery. Drama, starring Ian McShane and Caroline Langrishe

12:00
Sharpe

S04E01

Harper and Sharpe fake their own deaths

Richard Sharpe and the faithful Harper begin their latest tour of duty by uncovering top-level corruption in the Army. Reporting their findings leads to attempts on their lives, so they fake their own deaths and re-enlist under new identities in an attempt to expose the culprits. Guest starring Julian Fellowes and featuring Alexander Armstrong in an early role

14:00
Pie in the Sky

S01E07

Crabbe finds himself in demand

Crabbe just wants to be left alone to perfect his sorbet recipe, but chef Steve keeps getting himself arrested and Alec has girlfriend trouble. Light-hearted crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths

15:00
Pie in the Sky

S01E08

Crabbe becomes involved in wine trade scams

16:00
Inspector George Gently

S01E03

A German businessman is discovered dead in the harbour

When the beaten body of wealthy German businessman Gunter Schmeikel is discovered in the harbour, Gently and Bacchus are forced to consider whether a barman’s anti-German sentiments are a motive for murder. However, the case takes a sinister turn when a key witness to Schmeikel’s death is revealed to be a killer trained by Army Special Forces. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby star, with Tim Healy

18:00
The Brokenwood Mysteries

S07E01

Mike and his team investigate the murder of a host from a hit TV series

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd and his team are thrust into a world of antiquities when a TV crew from the hit series, All Things Old and Beautiful, arrives in town and one of the hosts is murdered

20:00
Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

S03E09

Paranormal activity is reported in a pub

21:00
Atlantic Crossing

S01E02

The king and crown prince retreat to London and arrange for Martha and the children to go to the USA

22:10
Inspector George Gently

S01E03

A German businessman is discovered dead in the harbour

When the beaten body of wealthy German businessman Gunter Schmeikel is discovered in the harbour, Gently and Bacchus are forced to consider whether a barman’s anti-German sentiments are a motive for murder. However, the case takes a sinister turn when a key witness to Schmeikel’s death is revealed to be a killer trained by Army Special Forces. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby star, with Tim Healy

00:10
Taggart

S07E03

The detective tackles a mysterious suicide

The Glaswegian detective is drawn into a suicide case where all is not as it seems – despite his usual attempts to stay out of such investigations. Drama, with Mark McManus, James MacPherson and Blythe Duff, with early appearances from Jason Isaacs (Star Trek Discovery), Deepak Verma (EastEnders) and Meera Syal (Paddington 2). It was directed by Gordon Flemyng, who helmed two Doctor Who big screen offerings, and classic episodes of The Avengers, The Saint and Minder

03:05
Passport to Freedom

S01E01

Wartime drama about a clerk at the Brazilian Consulate during the Second World War

Wartime drama about a clerk at the Brazilian Consulate during the Second World War, who falls in love with a diplomat. João Guimarães Rosa is sent to Hamburg and is presented to Aracy at the consulate

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