Jonathan Creek

Season 2 Episode 1

Danse Macabre

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 1998 on BBC
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Danse Macabre
A best-selling horror writer is shot in the heart in her daughter's home on Hallowe'en. The killer, dressed in a skeleton costume, has disappeared. With Jonathan occupied elsewhere, Maddy tries to solve the mystery.

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    Peter Davison

    Peter Davison

    Stephen Claithorne

    Guest Star

    Pippa Haywood

    Pippa Haywood

    Lorna Claithorne

    Guest Star

    Meg Davies

    Meg Davies

    Emma Lazarus

    Guest Star

    Stuart Milligan

    Stuart Milligan

    Adam Klaus

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • *Spoiler Warning*
        At the end of the episode when we see Emma Lazarus's stalker with a box, which we know contains her head, he's sitting on a plane back to America and is told to put the box in the overhead compartment. Even given this was before the major security enhancements, all hand luggage was still x-rayed. It would take a particularly terrible security officer not to spot a severed head in a box!

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Jonathan [ to Adam ]: Whatever time did we get back last night? Last thing I remember we were in that nightclub watching a girl singing selections from Verdi's Nabucco while two men from the audience removed her G-string with their teeth. Thought you were never going to shake the old slapper off the way she was all over you like a rash the rest of the ni...
        (The sound of a woman's voice singing Va, pensiero badly emanates from the bathroom.)

      • Jonathan [ on the 'phone to Maddy ]: Do me a favour. I grew out of vanishing skeletons before I was into long trousers. If you're going to kill someone on Hallowe'en, you'd think they'd come up with something more original than that. He's probably not even a real vicar; he's probably wearing rubber underwear. Whatever you do, if he asks you to pray, don't kneel in front of him with your eyes closed.
        Maddy [ in the kitchen with Rev. Claythorne ]: Right. Several intriguing features. I thought so.

      • Maddy [ to Rev. Claythorne ]: While I'm in the shower, if you fancy a nibble… Be my guest.
        (Claythorne looks suitably shocked.)

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