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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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>
The car Maddie Magellan drives in the series is a Volvo 240 GL Estate which had an automatic gearbox. The gear selector can be easily seen in the episode where Jonathan drives the Volvo for the first and only time. See more »
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 »
I have nothing but praise for this programme. Each episode is a unique challenge that keeps you guessing to the end, and is a fantastic talking piece for weeks to come. The fantastically clever script is brought to life by an extremely well chosen cast, with Caroline and Alan and the rest providing a subtle yet and suitable humour that brings each programme to life and helps provide yet another reason to view. All i can say is give it a go, you will soon find yourself hooked, and trying to playing detective, unsuccessful though until Johnathan provides us with that final part of the mystery.
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