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:
...  Jonathan Creek 32 episodes, 1997-2016
...  Maddy Magellan 18 episodes, 1997-2000
...  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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The windmill that Jonathan Creek lives in, is open to the public. It's in the town of Shipley, West Sussex, around 6 or 7 miles South of Horsham, England. As of 2017-this windmill is no longer open to the public and unfortunately the owner is letting it fall into disrepair. See more »

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[after Jonathan stops a criminal holding Maddy hostage by throwing a card at his face]
Madeline Magellan: If you'd missed, he would have killed me!
Jonathan Creek: I did miss. I was aiming for his balls.
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Danse Macabre
Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Disclaimer: I love this show
15 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Yes, I admit it, all my comments here are coloured by the fact that I loved this high quality, well written, funny, intelligent, crime-drama-comedy show since the pilot episode (The Wrestler's Tomb).

Jonathan Creek is one great show: seemingly impossible murder mysteries combined with an interesting sexual tension between the two leads (at least, it was in the first 3 series when we had Maddy, not that I disapprove of Julia Sawalha) and some good comedy. The writing was great, the acting was likewise, and the show saw Alan Davies become a new "thinking woman's sex symbol" almost overnight. :P

But seriously, Jonathan Creek deserves not only its BAFTA but also a place in the UKTV hall of fame.


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