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 2 - Jack In The Box

Veteran comedian Jack Holiday has committed suicide. But how did a man with crippling arthritis manage to hold a gun to his head? And how was Jonathan duped into another of Maddy's "grisly murder investigations"?

Broadcast details

Saturday 17th May 1997
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alan Davies Jonathan Creek
Caroline Quentin Maddy Magellan
Guest cast
John Bluthal Jack Holiday
Colin Stinton Scott Reisner
Bernard Kay Oliver
Maureen O'Brien Kirsten Holiday
Robin Soans Alan Rokesmith
June Watson Rachel Rokesmith
Helena McCarthy Mrs. Rokesmith
Andrew Powell Police Officer at Shelter
David Thorpe Police Officer at Cottage
Geoffrey Beevers Neville Spivey
Writing team
David Renwick Writer
Production team
Marcus Mortimer Director
Susan Belbin Producer

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