Tag: Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek, Series 2

Jonathan Creek, Series 2 by David Renwick (BBC, 1998) Series Two showcases quality guest stars and perfectly pitched mysteries: perplexing enough to flummox investigative journalist Madeline Magellan (played with distinctive moxie by Caroline Quentin), yet fully satisfying when unravelled by magician’s consultant Jonathan Creek, whom Alan Davies embodies with shaggy-dog sangfroid.  

Jonathan Creek, Series 1

Jonathan Creek, Series 1 by David Renwick (BBC, 1997) Jonathan Creek is a detective with Holmes-like deductive abilities, cajoled and manipulated into sleuthing by a self-serving journalist less sympathetic than any Watson figure. The protagonist is quietly compelling and the mysteries beguiling, albeit at times through an improbable marrying of circumstances.  

42 Word Review: Jonathan Creek — The Clue of the Savant’s Thumb

Jonathan Creek: — The Clue of the Savant’s Thumb by David Renwick (BBC, 2013) The unfortunate pay-off of this murder mystery having such stately intricacies of plot is that, although feature-length, it affords too little screen time to its quietly brilliant sleuth. The result is intriguing rather than compelling (albeit a vale now to Rik Mayall).