Jonathan Creek

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




  • Season 1 Episode 4: No Trace of Tracy

  • After the police have taken away Roy Pilgrim, and Jonathan, Maddy and the Flowers wonder what to do next, Jonathan suggests going in by the back gate. As the only person in the house at that time was Francine, who is taken by surprise by their presence, how did they get through the iron gate? We see several times that it is protected by a key code and voice entry system.

  • The character of Roy Pilgrim must have been a Dickens fan. His rock band was called Edwin Drood, after the last, unfinished Dickens novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Pilgrim's home was called Bleak House, just like Dickens' ninth novel.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The Reconstituted Corpse

  • On discovery of the video camera in the garden, Maddy warns Zola to be careful because "there might be fingerprints." Yet in the next scene we see Maddy having hooked the camera up to the television, manhandling it and pressing the buttons without the use of gloves of any kind.

  • When Jonathan spots Maddy and Shelford across the bar on their blind date, Shelford's glass of beer is over half empty. When he approaches them, the glass is suddenly almost full.

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Jack in the Box

  • When Rokesmith's sister arrives at his cottage, we see her through the cottage window carrying her handbag and a large blue and gold coloured bag. Yet when she arrives in the cottage itself, she has only her handbag slung over her shoulder.

  • There are several things that don't make sense with the nuclear shelter: the toilet's plumbing hasn't been fixed yet, but there is a drain hole in the floor. The bunker is hermetically sealed in the middle of a cliff and lined all round with 50cm of concrete – where is the waste from an ordinary toilet supposed to go? And since when was building something that is supposed to withstand a nuclear blast inside a cliff face a good idea, since cliffs themselves are constantly eroding and wouldn't stand much chance faced with a few megatons? Then there's the door: armour-plated apparently and meant to cope with anything – yet police are able to get through it with a blowtorch.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Wrestler's Tomb

  • During the 'Psycho' illusion, as Adam Klaus is stabbing the woman in the shower, the shadow of his victim can be clearly seen stepping down into what is presumably a trick space under the apparatus, which sort of ruins the routine.

  • Jonathan & Madeline are in a restaurant for lunch;
    Jonathan says he can't watch people eating raw onions - then the long shot shows raw onion rings on his plate.

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Drama, Suspense


Crime, British TV