Jonathan Creek: Season 1, Episode 3

The Reconstituted Corpse (24 May 1997)

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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
Kika Mirylees ...
Zola Zbzewski
Ralf Beck ...
Philip McGough ...
Sam Brickman
David Churchin
Rebecca Johnson ...
Nick Maloney ...
Stage Doorman
Michael Mellinger ...
Mr Schmitz (as Michael Melinger)
Caroline Quentin ...
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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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 »


Maddy Magellan: [On her disastrous blind date to Shelford] You're really enjoying this, aren't you... watching me squirm?
Jonathan Creek: [Deadpan] To a large extent.
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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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