Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
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The Sinner and the Sandman 

A retired local psychic inadvertently makes the most amazing and impossible prediction of his career.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Burglar 1
Crispin Gilpin
Rev Hugh Chater
John Bird ...
Jarred Christmas ...
Eric Ipswich
Selina Griffiths ...
Alison Chater
John Walters ...
The Sandman
Chloe Buswell ...
Polly's Mother
Ella Purton ...
Adam Grayson ...
Young Eric Ipswich
John Voce ...
Captain Ian Amery-Cooper
Leonard Corbyn


Polly and Jonathan move into her father's house in the country, a move which begins badly when Jonathan accidentally frees two burglars. The Creeks attend a parish council meeting where they learn that local lottery winner and community benefactor Leonard Corbyn has been arrested for indecent offences and later Jonathan visits grumpy old psychic Eric Ipswich who has a stroke and is hospitalized. Whilst helping Polly's friend Alison Chater and her vicar husband the Creeks are amazed to find Corbyn's winning lottery numbers written on a wall by Ipswich some half a century earlier. As Polly starts to have nightmares about childhood bogey-man the Sandman, the parish magazine declares sightings of a sinister nocturnal beast on the prowl. Jonathan finds that the numbers on the wall are pure coincidence, based on a phone number written by Eric when he took a message and that the lottery ticket belongs to a Salvation Army captain, Corbyn picking it up when the man dropped it. A visit to ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 March 2014 (UK)  »

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The Actress Selina Griffiths, who plays Alison Charter, is the daughter of Popular TV Actress Annette Crosbie, who portrayed the character Ingrid Strange in the first series of Jonathan Creek in an episode entitled "The House of Monkeys". See more »

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21 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why oh why have they kept Jonathan's wife in the series, she adds absolutely nothing as far as character development or storyline, has absolutely no personality, no warmth, no humour, etc, etc. Bring back Sheridan Smith or Caroline Quentin who actually added to the storyline. Whereas in the past series Jonathan's sidekick actually gave some humour to the storyline the wife character is dry, abrasive, badly portrayed and adds absolutely nothing. The actress is either very good at playing an annoying character or actually is just annoying. The stories themselves are OK, but even the character of Jonathan Creek seems to realise that he's made a big big mistake with his wife! Get a divorce quickly for the sake of the series.

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