Jonathan Creek Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Jonathan Creek: Season 5

  • Season 5 Episode 3: The Curse of the Bronze Lamp

    Just when it seemed the Creeks couldn't be any happier, a cloud appears on the horizon in the shape of a glamorous weather forecaster who leads Polly to believe she and her husband share a rather unusual and intimate secret. As if their lives weren't complicated enough, the couple's cleaning lady embarks on an evening with a hunky male escort, leading to a chain of events involving the disposal of a dead body and an act of teleportation that leaves even Jonathan lost for words. And what is going on behind the net curtains of parish magazine editor Horace Greeley, whose twin sisters Heidi and Laurel seem to be hiding a mysterious secret? Alan Davies and Sarah Alexander star, with Josie Lawrence, June Whitfield and John Bird

  • Season 5 Episode 2: The Sinner and the Sandman

    As the illusionist settles into rural life with Polly, they find their apparently serene country village is home to all manner of strange and disturbing undercurrents. A sordid sex scandal is about to break at the community centre, a humpbacked beast has been seen prowling around the vicarage and the prospect of a plague of deadly Japanese knotweed threatens to trigger widescale panic. Jonathan then decides to visit a retired psychic - who inadvertently makes the most baffling prediction of his career

  • Season 5 Episode 1: The Letters of Septimus Noone

    Alan Davies returns as the master illusionist, who has retired from crime-solving to join the corporate world with wife Polly. However, he is soon tempted back to help investigate a seemingly impossible attack on a West End actress - and he's not alone, as a criminology student tags along for a spot of 'work experience'. At the same time, a personal tragedy for Jonathan and Polly uncovers a series of dark and disturbing secrets. Sarah Alexander co-stars, with Paula Wilcox, Ali Bastian, Raquel Cassidy, Kieran Hodgson and Rhydian Jones

Jonathan Creek: Season 4 (2003 - 2004)

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Gorgon's Wood

    The disappearance of a priceless porcelain figurine from a municipal museum triggers a series of tragic events, raising the ominous possibility that it could be cursed. As Jonathan and Carla search for the missing statuette, they are led on a quest deep into a sinister forest where an ancient beech tree could hold the key to the mystery. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies

  • Season 4 Episode 5: The Chequered Box

    Highly regarded police officer DI Adrian Fell is invited to appear on Carla's Eyes and Ears true crime show, but the inquisitive amateur detective wonders what she has got herself into when evidence emerges which appears to implicate him in a murder. As Jonathan tries to separate truth from lies, he begins to suspect a mysterious chequered box belonging to the officer could hold the key to the conundrum. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies, Julia Sawalha and Colin McFarlane

  • Season 4 Episode 4: The Seer of the Sands

    Offbeat mystery, starring Alan Davies and Julia Sawalha. Hoaxers everywhere breathe a sigh of relief when Professional sceptic Justin Mallory, who dedicated his life to debunking fraudulent paranormal phenomena, dies in a tragic boating accident. But when his body mysteriously disappears and his lover Geraldine claims his spirit has been trying to contact her, it seems only Jonathan Creek and sidekick Carla Borrego are able to lay his ghost to rest. With Gary Cady and Lorelei King

  • Season 4 Episode 3: The Tailor's Dummy

    When leading fashion designer Marco Bergman commits suicide, his son Claude sets out to shatter the cosy world view of feature writer Donna Henry, who savaged him in print, by appearing to change identity before her eyes. The unconventional sleuth attempts to find a rational explanation for this apparent miracle and is drawn into an even more puzzling mystery involving a drawer full of socks and a parrot called Harvey. Offbeat detective drama, guest starring Maureen Lipman and Bill Bailey

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Angel Hair

    Jack Dee guest stars as a successful composer who wonders how his new lover has managed to miraculously regrow a full head of hair in just two days. Carla resolves to work it out for herself, while Jonathan finds himself at the centre of some unwanted attention. Light-hearted crime drama, starring Alan Davies and Julia Sawalha

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Coonskin Cap

    The unconventional hero investigates the puzzling murder of a policewoman, with the only clue to her bizarre death being reports of a stranger in a coonskin hat at the scene of the crime. Hired by a ruthless TV producer to locate the culprit, he discovers the mysterious man is not all he seems - but is soon distracted by the intervention of old acquaintance Carla Borrego. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies, Julia Sawalha and Adrian Edmondson

Jonathan Creek: Season 3 (1999 - 2000)

  • Season 3 Episode 6: The Three Gamblers

    The duo investigate the case of a murdered drug-runner who seems to have returned from the dead to exact vengeance on his killers using the power of voodoo. Offbeat drama, starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin and Stuart Milligan, with a guest appearance by Jonathan Ross

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Miracle in Crooked Lane

    A former sex kitten tells a tabloid newspaper all about her promiscuous past, much to the disgust of villagers, and later suffers a tragic accident that leaves her in a coma. Shortly after, she is spotted making her way to church, remorseful and ready to seek forgiveness for her sins. Jonathan and Maddy are baffled but not convinced that her recovery has a supernatural explanation. Emma Kennedy guest stars

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Ghost's Forge

    Maddy's former colleague starts poking her nose into an unsolved murder at a spooky old house, so the investigative duo tag along. While foraging for clues, Maddy somehow vanishes into thin air, leaving Jonathan to solve her disappearing act and the apparently motiveless killing of an elderly hermit. Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin star, with guest appearances by Jim Bowen and Lysette Anthony

  • Season 3 Episode 3: The Omega Man

    Jonathan uses his intuitive powers to help the US government investigate the strange disappearance of an alien skeleton supposedly discovered in Omega, New Mexico, which has vanished from under the noses of the soldiers guarding it. Mystery, starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin and John Shrapnel

  • Season 3 Episode 2: The Eyes of Tiresias

    A widow steeped in classical mythology is alarmed to discover her nightmares predict impending murders in vivid detail, until Jonathan becomes the killer's nemesis and finds a more rational explanation closer to home. Drama, guest starring Rebecca Front, with Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin

  • Season 3 Episode 1: The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish

    Jobless, penniless and with no hope for a better future, Lenny Spearfish is a desperate man - until he sells his soul to the Devil, resulting in a change of fortune overnight. The money suddenly starts pouring in and to top that he becomes seemingly invincible, leaving his wife Alice, a God-fearing Catholic, terrified of repercussions. And that's when she calls in Maddy and Jonathan. Offbeat detective drama, starring Caroline Quentin and Alan Davies

Jonathan Creek: Season 2 (1998)

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Mother Redcap

    Chinese gangsters threaten to murder a High Court judge, prompting a major security operation at his home. Despite a wall of police protection, however, he is fatally stabbed through the heart in his own bedroom and Creek believes a clock and a local pub hold the key to the mystery. Drama, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin

  • Season 2 Episode 5: The Problem at Gallows Gate : Part Two

    Part two of two. The detective duo strive to convince the police they were not involved in the murder of Felicity Vale. Slowly, however, Jonathan traces the sequence of events and begins to suspect one of the apparent deaths was staged. Crime drama, with Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, guest starring Amanda Holden

  • Season 2 Episode 4: The Problem at Gallows Gate : Part One

    First of a two-part story. Adam Klaus's sister Kitty witnesses a murder in a country cottage in the woods during a night spent badger-watching with Maddy and Jonathan. Crime drama, with Alan Davies, guest starring Amanda Holden

  • Season 2 Episode 3: The Scented Room

    Jonathan seizes the opportunity to get his own back on a reviewer who criticised his show by refusing to reveal how his priceless painting was stolen, turning down a £50,000 reward in the process. A disgruntled Maddie must try and persuade him to let bygones be bygones. Drama, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, with a guest appearance by Bob Monkhouse. Part of Verity Lambert Night

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Time Waits for Norman

    Maddie and Jonathan investigate the intriguing case of a businessman with an acute fear of watches and clocks who appears to have defied the laws of nature. Evidence soon emerges suggesting he has a bizarre ability to make time stand still - but it could be just an elaborate hoax. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Danse Macabre

    A famous gothic horror writer is found murdered on Hallowe'en, leading Maddy and Jonathan into a macabre world of pantomime skeletons, reincarnation and severed heads. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, with Peter Davison and Pippa Haywood

Jonathan Creek: Season 1 (1997)

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The House of Monkeys

    An eminent scientist on the brink of a major breakthrough in cancer research is found impaled on a razor-sharp samurai sword in his locked study. Jonathan and Maddie are called in to find out if this is a case of murder or an extremely elaborate suicide. Guest starring Annette Crosbie, with Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin

  • Season 1 Episode 5: No Trace of Tracy

    A teenager sets out to visit her favourite pop star but never returns - and although witnesses claim they saw her going into his house, he insists the only thing that entered was a small frog. Jonathan and Maddy resolve to find the truth. Offbeat detective drama, starring Caroline Quentin and Alan Davies

  • Season 1 Episode 4: The Reconstituted Corpse

    The duo plunge headlong into a murder case, investigating a glamorous beautician accused of killing her former lover - a plastic surgeon who had threatened to ruin the launch of her new book. Offbeat detective drama, starring Caroline Quentin and Alan Davies

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Jack in the Box

    An ageing comedian is found dead in a sealed fallout shelter. Locked in from the inside of the concrete bunker with no other means of exit, all clues point to suicide, but Maddy Magellan thinks otherwise and calls on the services of professional illusionist Jonathan Creek. Offbeat detective drama, starring Caroline Quentin and Alan Davies

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Wrestler's Tomb : Part Two

    Part two. The duo continue their hunt for the killer responsible for a painter's death. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Wrestler's Tomb : Part One

    Investigative reporter Maddy Magellan enlists the help of Jonathan Creek, who works as a creative consultant to a stage magician, in a bid to discover who is responsible for a painter's death. First episode of the mystery series, starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Anthony Head, Sheila Gish and Colin Baker

Jonathan Creek: Special (1998 - 2013)

  • The Clue of the Savant's Thumb - Special

    Feature-length episode of the quirky crime drama. A dead body impossibly vanishes from a locked study - giving self-styled paranormal investigator Joey Ross a fresh mystery to solve. She could do with some help from her old sidekick, the master of illusion Jonathan Creek - but he has moved on and shows little interest in the case. As Joey starts digging she meets the investigating officer - Gideon Pryke, a sharp-minded DI who remembers Creek from one of his previous cases. But he's not quite the man he used to be. Alan Davies stars, with Sheridan Smith, the late Rik Mayall, Joanna Lumley and Nigel Planer

  • The Judas Tree - Special

    One-off special of the offbeat crime drama. A housekeeper's assistant working for a celebrated crime writer becomes convinced she is losing her mind following a series of bizarre occurrences in his house. As master of illusion Jonathan and his intrepid sidekick Joey Ross puzzle over the strange events, they realise the mysterious death of a former resident in 1889, who apparently fell victim to the supernatural powers of his Egyptian employee, could hold the key. Starring Alan Davies, Sheridan Smith and guests Natalie Walter (Babes in the Wood), Paul McGann (Withnail & I), Sasha Behar (Coronation Street) and Ian McNeice (Doc Martin)

  • The Grinning Man

    Alan Davies returns in a one-off special episode of the offbeat crime drama. Master of illusion Jonathan is called in to solve several disappearances inside the gloomy attic of a vast Gothic house, but is completely baffled by the mystery, which for 70 years has been attributed to the ghost of a madman said to prey upon human flesh. When two women shelter from a thunderstorm there one night, the ominous presence claims another victim, leaving her friend - Joey Ross - determined to get to the truth of what happened. Jonathan finds himself working alongside Joey, and it seems his formidable powers of deduction are in danger of being eclipsed by her raw intuition. Alan Davies stars, with Sheridan Smith as Joey

  • Satan's Chimney

    Feature-length Christmas special from 2001. A veteran actress is shot through the heart during the filming of a darkly surreal love story, but the bullet appears to have passed through a plate-glass window without breaking it. With Maddy out of the country, Jonathan is lumbered with a pushy theatrical agent who has a nose for mystery. Offbeat detective drama, starring Alan Davies, Julia Sawalha, Steven Berkoff, Mary Tamm and Jay Benedict

  • The Black Canary

    The inexplicable death of a retired female illusionist, whose twin sister was killed during an on-stage powersaw stunt, has Maddy and Jonathan clutching at straws. Perhaps the dead woman's long-lost niece might be able to help the duo and suave DI Gideon Pryke piece together a reasonable explanation for the grisly murder. Christmas edition from 1998, starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, with Rik Mayall and Hannah Gordon

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