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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.

Press Clippings

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 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

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, review

A creaky return for Alan Davies's amateur sleuth in the spooky seasonal thriller.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 28th December 2016

Jonathan Creek special review

Well, Jonathan Creek's 2016 Christmas special, 'Daemon's Roost', is neither festive, nor particularly special but it is the best that the show has been in recent years. Although if you recall 'The Sinner & The Sandman' you'll know that that's not a particularly high bar to vault.

Rob Smedley, Cult Box, 28th December 2016