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Jonathan Creek (1997–2014)

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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Jonathan Creek (31 episodes, 1997-2014)
Caroline Quentin ...
 Maddy Magellan (18 episodes, 1997-2000)
Stuart Milligan ...
 Adam Klaus (15 episodes, 1998-2010)


Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist, is the kind of journalist that generally sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted. While writing a story about the murder of a famous Artist she happens across a quiet but brilliant man named Jonathan Creek. Jonathan makes a living inventing magical tricks for Adam Klaus. Adam is a very famous magician but it is Jonathan that is the real genius behind Adam's illusions. Madeline (Maddy) and Jonathan team up to solve the Artist murder and then (for Jonathan with some reluctance) again team up to solve near-impossible cases. Over the stories, we see that Maddy is in love with Jonathan but Jonathan, being a shy person, doesn't show if he knows about Maddy's feeling for him but he loves solving the tricky mysteries that Maddy brings for his mind to solve... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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In the very first episode, the character of Adam Klaus was played by Anthony Head. Although intended to be in every episode, the character was never seen in the rest of the first series. For the second series and beyond, Stuart Milligan played the role due to Head's involvement in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). See more »


Jonathan Creek: [about Carla's Father] I just remember saying that I thought he was a bit of a prick... ly sort of gentleman.
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Why Can't They Do A Special?
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can't they do a Johnathon Creek special like they did for The Office? They can't leave it so open-ended! I want Jonathon and Maddy to ride off into the sunset together!! I need closure and I need it now!!! * NOTE: They have book tours in England, why can't Maddy just suddenly show up for a book tour and meet up with Jonathon--then they can get things together, finally, so I can stop watching the old episodes crying in despair (lol) that it will all 'end badly'--I think that the ABFAB kid is okay but she doesn't have the on-screen chemistry with Alan Davies (going out or not) That Caroline Quentin had with him. So her leaving the acting world shouldn't put a damper on the plans...and I'm just babbling on so I can fill the ten line requirement.

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