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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 Jonathan Creek (32 episodes, 1997-2016)
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 Maddy Magellan (18 episodes, 1997-2000)
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 Adam Klaus (15 episodes, 1998-2010)
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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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The car Maddie Magellan drives in the series is a Volvo 240 GL Estate which had an automatic gearbox. The gear selector can be easily seen in the episode where Jonathan drives the Volvo for the first and only time. See more »

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Madeline Magellan: Enough with the pedanticism and let us eat.
Jonathan Creek: The word is pedantry.
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Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Excellent Series

I agree whole-heartedly with our other reviewer. This is an excellent series, and the chemistry between the lead characters is subtle and tangible. As of this writing, the series is currently airing on BBCA, and I would encourage viewers to check it out.


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