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Jonathan Creek: The Reconstituted Corpse


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Continuing the series of murder mysteries written by David Renwick.
Starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin.
Another impossible crime faces Jonathan and Maddy when a beautician is accused of murdering her plastic surgeon.
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Maddy (Caroline Quentin) copes with murder and a blind date with Shetford (Nigel Planer) in Jonathan Creek
Jonathan Creek
8.10pm BBC1
In the first two stories we've had a murderer who pulled the trigger with her big toe and a man found shot in a nuclear bunker that was locked from the inside. Now, in tonight's story, The Reconstituted Corpse, the mind boggles.
Zola Zbzewski has, for ten years, had her face and body nipped, tucked, lifted, injected and abraded, and feels, literally, like a different person. Naturally, there is a price to pay: her cosmetic surgeon, with whom she has been having an affair, threatens to go to the papers after being dumped for a younger model.
And he would have done, had he not been brutally murdered in his Harley Street surgery. Zbzewski is the prime suspect - but did she do it? Sounds like another case for Magellan (Caroline Quentin) and Creek (Alan Davies).


Writer: David Renwick.
Producer: Susan Belbin
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Jonathan Creek: Alan Davies
Madeleine Magellan: Caroline Quentin
Zola Zbzewski: Kika Myralees
Sam Brickman: Philip McGough
David Curchin: Ron Berglas
Victoria: Rebecca Johnson
Shelford: Nigel Planer
Cleo Paterson: Hilary Lyon
Barry Opper: Geoffrey McGivern
Mr Schmitz: Michael Mellinger
Rudi: Ralf Beck
Shelford's wife: Shona Morris

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Jonathan Creek: The Reconstituted Corpse

BBC One London, 24 May 1997 20.10

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