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

Jonathan Creek

BBC One comedy drama mystery series. 32 episodes (5 series), 1997 - 2016. Stars Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha and others.

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

Jonathan Creek

Comedy drama following a creator of magical illusions who finds his expertise suited to solving murders and mysteries

Comedy Drama
1997 - 2016
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 and Rosemary McGowan

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).

Production Details

It's not who, it's how.
Production company
The theme tune is Variations on a Theme from Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saƫns, arranged by Julian Stewart Lindsay.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 10th May 1997 on BBC One at 8:10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 28th December 2016 on BBC One at 9pm
Last repeat
Monday 6th May 2019 at 9:00pm on Drama

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