The Grinning Man
Following several disappearances from a gloomy old attic known as The Nightmare Room, Creek is completely baffled by the gothic house. Seventy years on from the first disappearance, the room continues to claim lives. Can the ghost of a madman who preys upon human flesh really be to blame?
When two young women take shelter in the attic from a raging thunderstorm, it's not long before the ominous 'presence' has claimed another victim.
Determined to discover the truth about what has happened to her friend, the fearlessly sceptical Joey Ross finds herself working alongside veteran lateral-thinker Creek. Together, they embark on a complex, often dangerous, investigation into a mystery which only continues to deepen.
Can Creek shed light on the riddle and render the impossible possible? Or are his once-formidable powers of deduction about to be eclipsed by the sheer raw intuition of his younger counterpart?
The premiere of this episode was simulcast on BBC HD.
- Thursday 1st January 2009
- BBC One
- 120 minutes
Cast & crew
|Alan Davies||Jonathan Creek|
|Stuart Milligan||Adam Klaus|
|Sheridan Smith||Joey Ross|
|Jon Campling||Jacques Futrelle|
|Patrick Poletti||Eli Mencken|
|Naomi Bentley (as Naomi Bently)||Mina|
|Nicholas Boulton||Lance Gessier|
|Judy Parfitt||Constance Gessier|
|Elosie Rakic-Platt||Child Constance|
|Charlotte Corner||Young Constance|
|Graham Vanas||Maitre d'|
|Jemma Walker||Candy Mountains|
|Kate Mullins||Puppini Sister|
|Marcella Puppini||Puppini Sister|
|Stephanie O'Brian||Puppini Sister|
|Julia Ford||Delia Gunning|
|Deborah MacLaren||Ellen Ashley Adams|
|Pete Thornton||Executive Producer|
|John Asbridge||Production Designer|
A preview clip from the new 2009 special.
Jonathan Creek and Joey Ross enter a crypt.