When Zola Zbzewski publishes her autobiography, her cosmetic surgeon and ex-lover is outraged by what she says about him and threatens to sue her. He is later shot dead at his home.




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Episode cast overview:
Hilary Lyon ...
Cleo Paterson
Zola Zbzewski
Ralf Beck ...
Philip McGough ...
Sam Brickman
David Churchin
Nick Maloney ...
Stage Doorman
Mr Schmitz (as Michael Melinger)
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Leo Dolan ...
Delivery Man
Shona Morris ...
Shelford's Wife


Journalist/sleuth Maddie Magellan is summoned by a celebrity author and plastic surgery enthusiast. The woman has just become the prime suspect when her surgeon (and former lover) is murdered shortly after the two had a vicious falling-out on national television. Maddie's efforts to clear her "client" are complicated by damning DNA evidence, a missing alibi, a peeping tom, an awkward and unfortunate blind date...and the "impossible" sudden appearance of the client's corpse in Maddie's newly-purchased and previously empty wardrobe. Will Jonathan Creek come to her rescue? Written by balkaster

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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24 May 1997 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Just before Maddy opens the wardrobe door when it is in her apartment, she turns the key in the lock on the wardrobe door to unlock it. This is incompatible with the explanation of the mystery that Jonathan gives in the denouement. See more »


Jonathan Creek: So, do you want to know how it was done?
Maddy Magellan: Yes!
Jonathan Creek: That makes two of us.
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Features Summer Holiday (1963) See more »


Summer Holiday
By Bruce Welch and Brian Bennett
Strings arranged by Roland Shaw (uncredited)
[Sung by Cliff Richard over end credits of TV broadcast]
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NOT a plot hole
14 October 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer claims a plot hole about the lift. He says that the delivery men run away after Maddie tells them that there is no lift to the fourth floor flat.

Maddie doesn't say (to the delivery men) there is no lift, she says the wardrobe won't fit in the lift.

This is why Maddie and Shelford are struggling to get the wardrobe up the stairs giving Zola plenty of time to take the lift and avoid them.

There are quite often areas of uncertainty in these episodes however this isn't one of them.

Always a good idea to re-watch an episode if you are going to make disparaging comments like this.

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