A teenager girl who loves 1970s rock music goes to visit her idol. She is clearly seen entering his house but then vanishes.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Pilgrim
Heather-Jay Jones ...
Tracy Cook (as Heather Jones)
Francine Faraday
Vince Leigh ...
Sergeant (as Vincent Leigh)
Radvic Nekich ...
Del Henney ...
Inspector Gibbins
James Degazio ...
Toby Flowers
Mel Cobb ...
Jacob Flowers
Christine Moore ...
Polly Flowers
Lou Sexty ...
Hank Wangford ...
Glenn McArthur

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1970's Prog Rock visionary Roy Pilgrim returns to his country estate after a jog and is surprised by an intruder. When he regains consciousness, he finds himself handcuffed to the radiator in his drawing room. Meanwhile, a teenage wannabe groupie dolls herself up in response to a handwritten letter from Pilgrim inviting her to his mansion for a private meeting. Witnesses see her enter through the double doors of the drawing room. When she goes missing, the police investigate to find Pilgrim still chained to the radiator, but he claims he never saw the girl or invited her to visit. Is his predicament an elaborate con to cover a tryst gone horribly wrong? If so, why concoct an alibi that no jury will ever believe? After being forcibly ejected from the scene of the crime, investigating journalist Maddie Magellan enlists the aid of Jonathan Creek. Written by balkaster

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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31 May 1997 (UK)  »

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The name of Roy Pilgrim's band, Edwin Drood, comes from the name of Charles Dickens' last and unfinished novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." See more »


Only the first paragraph of the newspaper story actually concerns the missing teenager. The remainder is about an upcoming judgment by the European Court of Justice concerning the UK's appeal against the introduction of a maximum working week of 48 hours. See more »


Sheena: All right, why would you deliberately switch around a couple of hi-fi speakers?
Madeline Magellan: That's the question.
Jonathan Creek: That's not the question.
Sheena: What d'you mean?
Jonathan Creek: Fairly obviously you wouldn't.
Sheena: So, what's the point?
Jonathan Creek: None whatsoever I should think.
Sheena: All right, you've lost me.
Madeline Magellan: I think he's saying it could be accidental.
Jonathan Creek: Consider this way round... someone comes in to Pilgrim's house, and for whatever reason removes a pair of identical-looking speakers from the White Room. They return them, and because they look the ...
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Variation on a Theme from Danse Macabre
Tone poem composed by Camille Saint-Saëns (1874)
[Heard under main title and integrated in the score throughout the episode.]
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