- Comedy Drama
- 1997 - 2016
- BBC One
- 32 (5 series)
- David Renwick
- Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha, Adrian Edmondson, Sarah Alexander and John Bird
- David Renwick
- Marcus Mortimer, Sandy Johnson, Keith Washington, Richard Holthouse, Christine Gernon and David Sant
- Susan Belbin, Verity Lambert, Rosemary McGowan, Pete Thornton and David Renwick
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 (Sarah Alexander).
- It's not who, it's how.
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- The theme tune is Variations on a Theme from Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Julian Stewart Lindsay.
- First broadcast
- Saturday 10th May 1997 at 8:10pm on BBC One
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 9pm on BBC One
- Next repeats
- Series 1, Episode 1: Monday 13th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 1, Episode 3: Tuesday 14th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 1, Episode 2: Wednesday 15th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 1, Episode 4: Thursday 16th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 1, Episode 5: Friday 17th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 2, Episode 1: Saturday 18th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 2, Episode 2: Saturday 18th December at 9:05pm on Drama
- Series 2, Episode 3: Sunday 19th December at 8pm on Drama
- Series 2, Episode 4: Sunday 19th December at 9:05pm on Drama
- Most recent repeats