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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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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Džonatan Krik See more »

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

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The second series of "Jonathan Creek" was commissioned even before the first one was shown. See more »

Quotes

Carla Borrego: [approaching Castle] Have you ever slept in a castle with a moat before?
Jonathan Creek: I once passed out in front of a blocked urinal.
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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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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.93 (2016) See more »

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Danse Macabre
Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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The best mystery TV series ever made...
18 April 2004 | by yairmohrSee all my reviews

O.K, I actually haven't seen the whole series, but from the one one season I've seen this is the best mystery TV series ever made, and its writers' ability to invent new mysterious situations all the time makes them, in my opinion, to the modern version of Agatha Christie. In addition, the writers succeed keeping the series' special sense of humor even in the most thrilling scenes. I've never heard of someone that could figure the mysteries out by himself before Jonathan and Maddy reached the real solution. A breathtaking original series! The best one by the BBC SELECT! Absolutely a Must-See!


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