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Jonathan Creek

Series 5

Episode 3: The Curse of the Bronze Lamp

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

A wealthy kidnap victim appears to pull off a mind-boggling act of teleportation to alert the police to her whereabouts.

Just when married life for Creek and Polly couldn't be sweeter, the first signs of conjugal friction begin to appear when a chance meeting with a stunning young weather forecaster sows the seeds of insecurity in Polly's mind - especially when it emerges that her husband and the glamorous Daisy Shand share a rather unusual and intimate secret.

And there are parallel rumblings in the life of the Creeks' new cleaning lady Denise, who constantly offloads her marital problems with apparent relish. Relations with her bovine husband Dean, it seems, are at such a low ebb she's decided to turn to the commercial sector for sexual fulfilment. Her plans for a night of sin with a hunky young male escort take a sudden tragic turn and the Creeks are inevitably called in to help. This leads to a bizarre spiral of events involving mistaken identity, the disposal of a dead body and a miraculous act of teleportation that leaves even Jonathan Creek lost for words. Is it too fanciful to attribute these magical developments to the rusty old 'Aladdin's lamp' that Denise recently unearthed at a car boot sale?

And as if life weren't complicated enough, a shocking photograph arrives in the mail which sends a chill down Polly's spine. Who took it? And who sent it? And most terrifyingly, is there a chance, as Creek suggests, that it might be about to go viral?

And finally, what is going on behind the net curtains at the apparently innocent riverside home of parish magazine editor Horace Greeley? And what is the strange dark secret being nursed by his elderly twin sisters? Show less


Jonathan Creek:
Alan Davies
Polly Creek:
Sarah Alexander
Horace Greeley:
John Bird
Heidi Greeley:
June Whitfield
Laurel Greeley:
June Whitfield
Lindsey Isherwood:
Elizabeth Conboy
Daisy Shand:
Melanie Gray
Rowan Isherwood:
Daniel Osgerby
Dar Dash
DCI Karren Adams:
Caroline Lee Johnson
David Sant
Executive Producer:
David Renwick
Executive Producer:
Pete Thornton

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