Comedy-drama crime series concerning a collection of almost impossible crimes being solved by a deviser of magic tricks
- Comedy Drama
- 1997 - 2014 (BBC One)
- 31 (5 series)
- Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha, Adrian Edmondson, Sarah Alexander
- David Renwick
- British Broadcasting Corporation
Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies) works with the amoral magician Adam Klaus (Stuart Milligan), creating a range of various magic tricks and illusions for him.
When he bumps into investigative journalist Maddy Magellan (Caroline Quentin), Jonathan suddenly finds himself reluctantly trying to solve crimes, which on the surface appear to be impossible to crack. However, Creek's superb lateral-thinking always manages to figure out what is going on.
In later series, Maddy is replaced by different assistants. In the 2014 series, Creek is now a happily married man and is helped by his wife Polly.
Our Review: Probably one of the funniest British TV crime series. This was the series which gave Alan Davies (with his duffel coat) his big break on television.
Much of the show's success must be credited to the writer. Created by One Foot In The Grave's David Renwick, this comedy drama is less about the characters and more about figuring out the seemingly impossible crimes.