Jonathan Creek

From Wikipedia –

Jonathan Creek is a British mystery series produced by the BBC and written by David Renwick. Primarily a crime drama, the show is also peppered with broadly comic touches and featured comic characters and sub-plots which lent a lot of humour to the series.

It stars Alan Davies as the title character, who works as a creative consultant to a magician while also solving seemingly supernatural mysteries through his talent for logical deduction and knowledge of illusionism.The series ran semi-regularly from 1997 to 2004, airing four series and two Christmas specials, initially co-starring Caroline Quentin as Creek’s collaborator, writer Maddie Magellan. After Quentin’s departure in 2001, Julia Sawalha joined the cast as new character Carla Borrego, a theatrical agent turned television presenter. Following a five-year hiatus, the series returned for a one-off special on 1 January 2009, “The Grinning Man”, which featured Sheridan Smith as another paranormal investigator with whom Creek joins forces. A further 90-minute special “The Judas Tree”, was filmed in October 2009 and broadcast on 4 April 2010.

Nicola was the guest star in the last episode of series 2, titled “Mother Redcap”. She played a policewoman who was part of the team investigating the death of a judge who was given 24/7 police protection. There was a “will they/won’t they” romantic theme running between Jonathan and Maddie throughout series 1 and 2. So when Jonathan took a shine to Nicola’s character, Maddie was most unhappy. “Mother Redcap” refers to the derelict inn which formed part of a sub-plot in this episode. Maddie investigated mysterious deaths which took place at the inn but these were not connected with the death of the judge. Nicola gave a wonderful performance in this episode, part comedy and part drama.


You can view screencaps of Nicola’s performance in this episode of Jonathan Creek HERE.

Availability on DVD

For reasons best known to the producers, the complete Series 1 to 4 boxset costs less than the complete Series 1 to 2 boxset. You can purchase the Region 2 boxset from Amazon UK.

You can purchase either Region 1 or Region 2 import of different versions of this series from Amazon US.