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Jonathan Creek


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By David Renwick.
A feature-length episode starting a five-part series of murder mysteries starring
Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin.
Investigative crime writer Maddy Magellan joins forces with quirky magic expert Jonathan Creek, to investigate the mysterious murder of a painter.
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Andrew Duncan interviews Caroline Quentin: page 14
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Magic and mystery: Caroline Quentin and Alan Davies find a new way to solve crime
Jonathan Creek
8.10pm BBC1
Written by One Foot in the Grave's 's David Renwick and starring two people renowned for comedy, Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, Jonathan Creek is, surprisingly, not a comedy. It's a five-part series of murder mysteries, with just a few jokes and visual gags as a clue to its writer.
Jonathan Creek (Davies) is a bit of a nerd. He wears a dufflecoat, lives in a windmill and has problems with women (he doesn't understand them). He's also a bit of a quick-witted genius and devises magic tricks for a smarmy magician (Anthony Head, from the Gold Blend adverts). Maddy Magellan (Quentin) is an investigative crime writer, and the pair join forces to solve seemingly impossible crimes. There's a fair element of the Columbo in here - how-did-they-do-it as opposed to whodunit - but with plenty of twists, so it's never quite that simple...
Andrew Duncan interviews Caroline Quentin on page 14.


Writer: David Renwick
Producer: Susan Belbin
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Jonathan Creek: Alan Davies
Madelaine Magellan: Caroline Quentin
Adam Klaus: Anthony Head
Serena Shale: Sheila Gish
Hedley Shale: Colin Baker
Francesca Boutron: Saskia Mulder
KatrinaToplis: Jane Hazlegrove
DS Owen Davey: Lloyd McGuire
Joy: Rebecca Charles
Barry Opper: Geoffrey McGivern
Trevor: Alistair McGowan
Stephen Grismal: Doug Fisher
Yasmin: Rae Baker
Martin: Tim Chipping
Mr Winstanley: Alan Thompson

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