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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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 292

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How we made Jonathan Creek

'The BBC needed some persuading. Alan Yentob said: "What are we going to do about his hair?"'

Michael Hogan, The Guardian, 10th April 2023

David Renwick wrote stage versions of One Foot In The Grave & Jonathan Creek

David Renwick has revealed that he came up with scripts for theatre versions of the popular BBC shows after the success of the musical of classic Beeb sitcom Only Fools And Horses in 2019. But both projects are now on hold after David withdrew from them during the pandemic over disagreements about staging.

Rod McPhee, The Sun, 5th September 2022

Why Maddy Magellan is a comedy icon

I'm an absolute sucker for murder mysteries, combine it with my other love comedy and I am in. Which is why you won't be surprised to learn that I was (and am) a massive Jonathan Creek fan. Like, one Christmas I got a Jonathan Creek book and... I was not mad. The reason for this fandom was Caroline Quentin's character Maddy Magellan.

Kate Stone, Funny Women, 25th June 2020

My tip for coping with virus anxiety? Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies's self-assured amateur sleuth and Caroline Quentin's feminist writer take us back to a happy golden age of bad haircuts, landlines and denim.

Lydia McMullan, The Guardian, 17th April 2020

Jump the shark: Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies solved improbable crimes with wit and flair. Before, erm, getting a job in advertising.

The Guardian, 12th August 2019

When Creek satirised Sherlock & predicted its downfall

What was a cheeky dig from one mystery show to another turned out to be much more prophetic.

Mark Butler, i Newspaper, 12th July 2017

20 facts for Jonathan Creek's 20th anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first time that David Renwick's ingenious creation first hit our screens. To celebrate, here's a look at 20 things you may not know about everyone's favourite tousle-haired, windmill-dwelling amateur sleuth.

Jon O'Brien, Metro, 10th May 2017

Alan Davies: We're making a mess of our culture

Having graced the stage and small screen for more than two decades, Alan Davies has seen a fair few changes--both professionally and personally.

Fiona Hicks, Readers Digest, 30th December 2016

Jonathan Creek review

It's not easy pulling off the classic Christmas combo of spooky and cosy, but this special makes it look (super)natural.

Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian, 29th December 2016

Jonathan Creek Christmas special review: Daemons' Roost

This year's Jonathan Creek Christmas Special proves that there's life in the old duffel coat yet.

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 29th December 2016

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