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Jonathan Creek 

Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.
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Complete series cast summary:
Alan Davies ...  Jonathan Creek 32 episodes, 1997-2016
Caroline Quentin ...  Maddy Magellan 18 episodes, 1997-2000
Stuart Milligan ...  Adam Klaus 15 episodes, 1998-2010
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Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist, is the kind of journalist that generally sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted. While writing a story about the murder of a famous Artist she happens across a quiet but brilliant man named Jonathan Creek. Jonathan makes a living inventing magical tricks for Adam Klaus. Adam is a very famous magician but it is Jonathan that is the real genius behind Adam's illusions. Madeline (Maddy) and Jonathan team up to solve the Artist murder and then (for Jonathan with some reluctance) again team up to solve near-impossible cases. Over the stories, we see that Maddy is in love with Jonathan but Jonathan, being a shy person, doesn't show if he knows about Maddy's feeling for him but he loves solving the tricky mysteries that Maddy brings for his mind to solve... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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It's not who, it's how.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Alan Davies has said that he was the 38th person to be interviewed for the lead role. Among those considered were Angus Deayton, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Hugh Laurie, Rik Mayall and Nigel Planer. Lyndhurst and Laurie turned the part down. See more »

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[to Carla Borrega, having learned that her husband used to be married to a man]
Jonathan Creek: I was just wondering what the technical term for that was - not so much "bigamy" as "bugger-me".
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Alternate Versions

The first series of "Jonathan Creek" was re-cut for broadcast in countries outside of the U.K. The first episode, "The Wrestler's Tomb" (originally 90 minutes) was divided into two one-hour parts for commercial television, and the remaining four episodes were edited down from 60 minutes to 50 minutes each. See more »

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Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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My favourite TV show by a long way
8 February 2004 | by silver17See all my reviews

I think Jonathan Creek is a wonderful show. The mysteries are excellent, much better than boring police dramas, and the charaterisation is superb. Obviously some episodes are better than others, but they are always good.

I can't really see many reasons for people not liking the show. It's funny and cerebral at the same time which keeps you interested, also the way the story builds up very slowly is clever. The clues are always there for you to see, but I rarely ever get the mysteries before Jonathan tells me at the end. Jonathan and Maddy are the best team, and hopefully the next series will feature mainly Jonathan and Maddy solving the mysteries.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes) | (4 episodes) | (2 episodes) | (12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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