Jonathan Creek. Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies). Copyright: BBC
Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1997 - 2016
  • 32 episodes (5 series)

Comedy drama following a creator of magical illusions who finds his expertise suited to solving murders and mysteries. Stars Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha, Adrian Edmondson and more.

Jonathan Creek. Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1997 - 2016
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
32 (5 series)
Creator
David Renwick
Stars
Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha, Adrian Edmondson, Sarah Alexander and John Bird
Writer
David Renwick
Directors
Marcus Mortimer, Sandy Johnson, Keith Washington, Richard Holthouse, Christine Gernon and David Sant
Producers
Susan Belbin, Verity Lambert, Rosemary McGowan, Pete Thornton and David Renwick
Companies

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 (Sarah Alexander).

Additional details

Tagline
It's not who, it's how.
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is Variations on a Theme from Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saƫns, arranged by Julian Stewart Lindsay.

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Broadcast details

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
  1. Series 1, Episode 1: Monday 13th December at 8pm on Drama
  2. Series 1, Episode 3: Tuesday 14th December at 8pm on Drama
  3. Series 1, Episode 2: Wednesday 15th December at 8pm on Drama
  4. Series 1, Episode 4: Thursday 16th December at 8pm on Drama
  5. Series 1, Episode 5: Friday 17th December at 8pm on Drama
  6. Series 2, Episode 1: Saturday 18th December at 8pm on Drama
  7. Series 2, Episode 2: Saturday 18th December at 9:05pm on Drama
  8. Series 2, Episode 3: Sunday 19th December at 8pm on Drama
  9. Series 2, Episode 4: Sunday 19th December at 9:05pm on Drama
Most recent repeats

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