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Jonathan Creek 

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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jonathan Creek See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The windmill that Jonathan Creek lives in is called King's Mill or Vincent's Mill and was built in 1879 in the town of Shipley, West Sussex, around 6 or 7 miles South of Horsham, England. It was once owned by the writer Hilaire Belloc - a Frenchman with English citizenship. At various times throughout its history it was open to the public, but has been closed since July 2009. See more »

Quotes

[to Carla Borrega, having learned that her husband used to be married to a man]
Jonathan Creek: I was just wondering what the technical term for that was - not so much "bigamy" as "bugger-me".
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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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Variations by Camille Saint-Saëns
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Disclaimer: I love this show
15 May 2004 | by Svlad_CjelliSee 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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