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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.

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd July 2011 9:00pm W
Sunday 3rd July 2011 3:00pm W
Saturday 17th September 2011 7:30pm W
Sunday 18th September 2011 4:00pm W
Saturday 3rd December 2011 7:30pm W
Sunday 4th December 2011 4:00pm W
Saturday 15th December 2012 7:00pm W
Sunday 16th December 2012 1:00pm W
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 12:00am W
Sunday 14th April 2013 10:00am W
Sunday 5th January 2014 10:30pm Drama
Monday 6th January 2014 9:00pm Drama
Saturday 19th April 2014 9:00pm Drama
Sunday 20th April 2014 3:00pm Drama
Sunday 13th July 2014 10:30pm Drama
Monday 14th July 2014 9:00pm Drama
Friday 29th August 2014 9:00pm Drama
Saturday 30th August 2014 7:00pm Drama
Friday 3rd October 2014 10:00pm W
Saturday 4th October 2014 7:00pm W
Friday 3rd April 2015 9:00pm Drama
Saturday 12th September 2015 9:00pm Drama
Saturday 9th January 2016 9:00pm W
Sunday 10th January 2016 5:05pm W
Monday 8th February 2016 10:00pm Drama
Wednesday 14th June 2017 8:00pm Drama
Monday 13th December 2021 8:00pm Drama
Saturday 15th October 2022 12:35pm Drama
Sunday 2nd April 2023 8:00pm Drama
Sunday 13th August 2023 10:00pm Drama
Saturday 19th August 2023 1:30pm Drama

Cast & crew

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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