Jonathan Creek

Friday 9:00 PM on BBC Premiered May 10, 1997 Between Seasons




Episode Guide

    • Black Canary
      Black Canary
      Season 0 - Episode 1

      Creek and Magellan investigate the apparently impossible suicide of a female illusionist, whose daughter happens to be a former flame of Creek's, and whose twin sister was killed fifteen years previously. But there is another lateral mind at work this time, in the form of swashbuckling Det Insp Gideon Pryke.

    • Satan's Chimney
      Satan's Chimney
      Season 0 - Episode 2

      How can a gun be fired through a glass window without breaking the glass? How do bodies disappear and turn to dust within stone castle walls? Jonathan must once again put his thinking cap on to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of an actress, this time without the help of Maddy!

    • The Scented Room
      The Scented Room
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      A priceless painting is stolen by an invisible thief. Jonathan quickly solves the mystery, but refuses to tell as he dislikes the victim.
    • The Problem at Gallows Gate, Part One

      A young woman is strangled in the woods. A witness claims the murderer is the murdered woman's ex-boyfriend, but he committed suicide three weeks before.

    • The Three Gamblers
      The Three Gamblers
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      A drug dealer is shot and left for dead in the cellar of an isolated farmhouse. Three months later, the body is found, having apparently climbed to the top of the cellar stairs. Maddy and Jonathan visit the farmhouse to investigate.
    • The Problem at Gallows Gate, Part Two

      Jonathan and Maddy continue to investigate the murder at Gallow's Gate, while coming under suspicion themselves.

    • Jack in the Box
      Jack in the Box
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Veteran comedy actor Jack Holiday is found dead in a nuclear bunker, shot through the head and with a gun by his side. Jack had crippling arthritis and wouldn't have been able to hold a gun, and the bunker was locked from the inside. Who shot him, and how did the killer escape?moreless
    • Danse Macabre
      Danse Macabre
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      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.
    • Mother Redcap
      Mother Redcap
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A High Court judge, presiding over a Triad trial, is stabbed to death in his bed while under police protection.
    • Ghost's Forge
      Ghost's Forge
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Jonathan and Maddy help an old colleague of Maddy's to investigate the apparently motiveless murder of a recluse eighten months before.
    • The Reconstituted Corpse
      The Reconstituted Corpse
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Beautician Zola Zbzewski is accused of murdering her former lover, a plastic surgeon found shot to death in his home, who had threatedned to go to the press and ruin the launch of her new book. Then Zola's dead body falls out of Maddy's wardrobe…
    • The Tailor's Dummy
      The Tailor's Dummy
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Jonathan is hired to shed light on the mystery of how a man can physically transform himself into another person, in front of a witness's eyes. His investigations lead him into a tale of tragic suicide, Groucho Marx and a parrot named Harvey.
    • Miracle in Crooked Lane
      Miracle in Crooked Lane
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      A young woman, who has led a scandalous life that has shocked the local village community, suffers severe burns in an appalling accident. But how can she have returned to her village church in order to seek forgiveness for her past sins, when she is lying in a coma in hospital? Maddy drags Jonathan along to a convention, to meet his fan club.moreless
    • The Seer of the Sands
      The Seer of the Sands
      Season 5 - Episode 1

      When a ghost hunter dedicated to exposing fraud in all its forms dies in a tragic accident, Jonathan and Carla investigate whether his spirit lives on. Why did the boat crash occur, how did the body disappear and how did the answers to five spontaneous questions mysteriously appear in a bottle beneath the sand?

    • The Wrestler's Tomb
      The Wrestler's Tomb
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Investigative crime writer Maddy Magellan joins forces with quirky magic expert Jonathan Creek to investigate when a painter, called Hedley Shale, is murdered in suspicious circumstances. However the way in which he was murdered doesn't quite add up.
    • The Chequered Box
      The Chequered Box
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      A top policeman is seen smirking at the scene of a hanging. Jonathan and Carla try to help him prove that he has nothing to do with it, despite the photographic evidence against him.
    • The Grinning Man
      The Grinning Man
      Season 0 - Episode 3

      Jonathan is asked to investigate a series of unexplained disappearances from the attic in a Gothic house. Joey Ross is determined to find out what happened to her friend, and joins Jonathan in his quest.

    • The Coonskin Cap
      The Coonskin Cap
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Jonathan and Carla, who is now a television presenter, are called in to discover how a WPC's murderer can escape a locked gymnasium surrounded by police officers. Is her murder really connected to those carried out by a strangler wearing a coonskin cap?
    • Gorgons Wood
      Gorgons Wood
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      A priceless porcelain figure of the Shinto monk Sikoto-no disappears from a museum, setting off a train of tragic events. When Jonathan Creek and Carla Borrego are called in to investigate, the trail takes them deep into a mysterious wood, where a gnarled old beech tree holds the key to the puzzle.

    • The Omega Man
      The Omega Man
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Professor Lance Graumann, a leading authority on extra-terrestrial phenomena, claims to have discovered the perfectly-preserved skeleton of an alien lifeform. The US military impound the artefact, but when they open the case at their military base it has disappeared…
    • Angel Hair
      Angel Hair
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Jonathan is called in to investigate the mystery of a girl whose shoulder-length hair has miraculously grown back just 48 hours after a kidnapper cut it all off. He finds himself embroiled in the world of a successful composer who has created the perfect pop star.
    • The Clue of the Savant's Thumb
      The Clue of the Savant's Thumb
      Season 0 - Episode 5

      A renowned polymath dies and his corpse disappears from a locked study. The mystery overwhelms his widow, who is increasingly troubled by 50-year-old memories of an unexplained death at her school and a vision of God, and she solicits the help of Jonathan and Joey. They have to contend with the brilliant DI Gideon Pryke, who is heading up the murder investigation.

    • Time Waits for Norman
      Time Waits for Norman
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Successful businessman Norman Strangerson appears to be able to be in two places at once, reportedly being seen in the UK when in New York on business. Then Norman dies in a freak accident…
    • No Trace of Tracy
      No Trace of Tracy
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Rock legend Roy Pilgrim is accused of murdering a young fan seen entering his home. However, Pilgrim was chained to his radiator at the time and claims not to have seen the girl arrive.
    • The Eyes of Tiresias
      The Eyes of Tiresias
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Audrey Panguitch, a 73-year-old widow, appears to be able to predict death through her vivid dreams, when an international businessman is murdered exactly as she foresaw.
    • The House of Monkeys
      The House of Monkeys
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Elliot Strange is found dead in a locked room, impaled on a Samurai sword. The police suspect a bizarre suicide, but his widow suspects foul play and asks Jonathan for help.
    • The Curse of the Bronze Lamp
      The Curse of the Bronze Lamp
      Season 6 - Episode 3

      The Creeks are called on to assist their cleaning lady when her evening with a male escort takes an unexpected turn. Elsewhere, a kidnap victim escapes her abductors, apparently by teleportation. And there are strange goings-on at the home of the editor of the local parish magazine.

    • The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish
      The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A couple's lives are dramatically transformed after the husband enters into a pact with the devil - he has since found buried treasure and appears to be able to defy death.
    • The Judas Tree
      The Judas Tree
      Season 0 - Episode 4

      Jonathan meets a young woman employed by a celebrated crime novelist and his wife. A series of inexplicable events at her employers' home has convinced the woman that she is losing her mind. Could there be a connection with the Egyptian housekeeper who apparently murdered her own employer at the same house in 1889?

    • The Letters of Septimus Noone
      The Letters of Septimus Noone
      Season 6 - Episode 1

      The star of a successful West End musical is found stabbed in her dressing room, which had been locked from the inside and from which no assailant coud have escaped. Her baffled producer calls on the services of Jonathan Creek… but he and his wife Polly are struggling to cope with a personal tragedy.

    • The Sinner and the Sandman
      The Sinner and the Sandman
      Season 6 - Episode 2

      Jonathan and Polly try to adjust to village life, but a strange beast has been sighted near the vicarage, a sex scandal threatens to rock the local community, and Polly is troubled by recurring nightmares. A retired local psychic, formerly The Amazing Astrodamus, brings the village to a standstill with an amazing act of clairvoyance.

    • Daemons' Roost
      Daemons' Roost
      Season 0 - Episode Christmas Special

      Horror film director Nathan Clore has summoned his stepdaughter Alison back to Daemons' Roost to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there. On her arrival, however, she finds that he has suffered a debilitating stroke, rendering him unable to communicate. Elsewhere, Jonathan Creek is targeted by Patrick Tyree, recently released from prison after being convicted following a previous investigation.

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