Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
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The Clue of the Savant's Thumb 

Joey Ross draws Jonathan into a complex case involving a secret society, seemingly supernatural events at a girls' boarding school, and the miraculous disappearance of a body.

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Rosalind Tartikoff
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Young Rosalind
Lucie Wolfman ...
Grace
Lydia Gerrard ...
Young Beth
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Kate
Mairéad Conneely ...
Sister Cunegonde
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Peter Churchill
Abigail McKern ...
Beth
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Fariba Tartikoff
Mark Frost ...
Brad
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Robert Styles ...
Jack
Louise Yates ...
Davina
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Now working for an advertising agency, Jonathan attends a function where he meets satirist Franklin Tartikoff and his wife Rosalind. Some while later, on the same day their adoptive daughter Fariba is returning from the Andemans, Rosalind, having returned from a school-mate's funeral, sees Franklin's corpse through the keyhole of his locked study door but when the police, led by wheelchair-bound Inspector Pryke, arrive the body has vanished. Paranormal investigator Joey Ross asks Jonathan to help with the enquiry and they learn that Rosalind is haunted by the death of a fellow pupil at a botched religious ceremony at school over forty years earlier. After an attempt is made to kill Fariba, Jonathan discovers just how Franklin died and how the illusion of the locked door was created. However the reason for Franklin's demise involves a sinister government plot and Jonathan and his associates are in danger before the case is finally resolved. Written by don @ minifie-1

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1 April 2013 (UK)  »

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Two of the character Franklin Tartikoff's own books are shown on a bookshelf beneath two shrunken heads. They are "Cerebral Atrophy In The Age Of Fox News" and "Gonorrhoea And Its Role In The Punic Wars". See more »

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After Fariba has disposed of the body and goes back to lay on the floor by the door, Africa is clearly visible on the globe. This is despite the fact that Africa NOT being visible was a key factor in solving the case. See more »

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References The Wicker Man (1973) See more »

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Another spooky room in a creepy mansion, part 2
4 April 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

On Creek's last outing in 2009 I wrote a review with the above title (minus 'part 2'). Here we are yet again - only this time there are two mansions. We don't expect realism from the series, of course, but I think it used to make sense, more or less, within its own weird universe. That's been ditched here, and it's merely a farrago of tosh.

However, it has its charms. There are lots of clever touches and some good jokes. (For some reason I laughed for ages at 'more Titian'.) If you are watching a recording, pause it so that you can read the book titles when they appear.

This episode also has excellent guest stars, all of whom play up exactly as they should.

All in all, it's nonsense, but lots of fun and worth watching.


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