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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Wrestler's Tomb

A celebrated artist has been killed, with a beautiful model bound and gagged by his side. The police are baffled - so it is just as well that Jonathan Creek accidentally spears Maddy's hand with a cocktail stick...


This episode was produced as a pilot.

Broadcast details

Saturday 10th May 1997
90 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alan Davies Jonathan Creek
Caroline Quentin Maddy Magellan
Guest cast
Colin Baker Hedley Shale
Paul Allen Radio Interviewer
Saskia Mulder Francesca Boutron
Sheila Gish Serena Shale
Rebecca Charles Joy
Jane Hazlegrove Katrina Toplis
Alan Thompson Mr. Winstanley
Lloyd McGuire D.S. Owen Davey
Christine Ellerbeck Supermarket Cashier
Clare McCarron Woman in Supermarket
John Marquez Supermarket Manager
Anthony Head Adam Klaus
Scott Chisholm Rhino
Rae Baker Yasmin
Doug Fisher Stephen Grismal
Alistair McGowan Trevor
Geoffrey McGivern Barry Opper
Shaun Chawdhary News Reporter
Tim Chipping Martin
Hugh Parker Waiter
Writing team
David Renwick Writer
Production team
Marcus Mortimer Director
Susan Belbin Producer

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