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Secrets and seduction at a London auction house
Intrigue and romance in a high stakes world
Ben Glazier (Richard Wilson, One Foot in the Grave) and Maggie Perowne (Jan Francis, Just Good Friends) head the paintings department at Klinsky’s, a well-regarded auction house. Ben can’t resist a good mystery, whether it’s identifying a potential Titian masterpiece, tracking down a lost Dickens manuscript, or pondering how to catch Maggie’s attention. Maggie, meanwhile, dabbles in her own workplace intrigue--in the form of dashing-yet-dodgy wine expert Nick Roper (Michael Siberry, The Grand).
Ben and Maggie share a profound passion for the art they put under the hammer, even if the job means contending with professional competition, a cash-mad boss, and the ever-present threat of fraud. One part art caper, one part slow-burn romance, Under the Hammer provides a revealing glimpse into a world that celebrates profit nearly as much as artistic genius.
Written by John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, the series also features superb guest stars, including John Gielgud (Arthur), Emily Mortimer (Match Point), Rosemary Harris (Spider-Man), Hermione Norris (Cold Feet), and Ian Carmichael (The Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries).
A little tame, actually. I wasn't really looking for a romance; more of the passion for art, digging out the provenance, art theft. More mystery! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
For some reason I really enjoyed this series. I like Richard Wilson and Jan Francis. Very light hearted.Published 3 months ago by Robert Fox
I loved Richard Wilson in an earlier British sit com... thought he was wonderful, so I ordered Under the Hammer based on that. I was bitterly disappointed with the series. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Janice Smith
IMO this show gets on ones nerves very fast. Arguments and petty quarrels seem so childish. Gave it to the library.Published 11 months ago by Roger L. Reynolds
This was an amusing series, but did not use the subject as informative, Interesting, or exciting as I had expected.Published 20 months ago by Mrs. Corinna Wildman
We're fans of Richard Wilson. These episodes show him in fine form. Now if someone would release Duck Patrol, we could watch Richard Wilson at his absolute best. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mitch NC
Being a lover of art, auctions and British crime shows, I thought this would combine three of my passions. Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. P. Benedict
Clever dialogue, good acting and story interesting to the lover of art. A fun look back stage at auction houses.Published on September 26, 2013 by Joyce Eriksen