A controversial artist is dead, apparently the victim of a botched robbery at his suburban estate. Take-no-prisoners journalist Maddie Magellan is unconvinced, and she casts her suspicions on the deceased's possessive wife and his frivolous mistress. But one was in her city office at the time of death, and the other was bound, gagged and blindfolded by the "robber". A chance meeting with Jonathan Creek, a famous illusionist's technical advisor, leads Maddie to believe that his "lateral mind" may allow him to see through the deceptions in the case, and she recruits the reluctant genius as her partner.
Did You Know?
When Caroline Quentin is snooping around Hedley Shales room she opens a built in wardrobe that had been coloured to resemble the doors of the TARDIS. See more
The police inspector investigating the scene of crime flouts all standard procedure by entering the garden without wearing special clothing to prevent contamination and picking up the pouch containing the jewelry without using gloves. See more
[to Jonathon as he is ogling Francesca
I want to lie beside her in a bath of warm glue!
Variation on a Theme from Danse Macabre
Tone poem composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
[Heard under main title and integrated in the score throughout the episode.] See more