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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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Džonatan Krik  »

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Although Anthony Head appeared as Adam Klaus only in Episode 1, he is seen as well in Episode 2 - as an Adam Klaus poster, hung on Creek's windmill's room wall. See more »


Madeline Magellan: Enough with the pedanticism and let us eat.
Jonathan Creek: The word is pedantry.
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Referenced in The Few Doctors (1997) See more »


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Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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My favourite TV show by a long way
8 February 2004 | by (Southwick, England) – See all my reviews

I think Jonathan Creek is a wonderful show. The mysteries are excellent, much better than boring police dramas, and the charaterisation is superb. Obviously some episodes are better than others, but they are always good.

I can't really see many reasons for people not liking the show. It's funny and cerebral at the same time which keeps you interested, also the way the story builds up very slowly is clever. The clues are always there for you to see, but I rarely ever get the mysteries before Jonathan tells me at the end. Jonathan and Maddy are the best team, and hopefully the next series will feature mainly Jonathan and Maddy solving the mysteries.

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