Jonathan Creek (1997, United Kingdom)

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Running time: 1980 minutes

Language: English

Jonathan Creek works as creative consultant to illusionist Adam Klaus and develops devices for his tricks. But with "help" of journalist Maddie Magellan he finds different use for his skills - he helps her solving the seemingly unsolvable mysteries.

The idea for the series was quite original - most of the times Jonathan Creek uses his skills to unveil solution how something was done instead of finding who done it (although in some cases he had to do it as well). And this idea worked brilliantly, at least until series 4 when Maddie was replaced with Carla Borrego, which didn’t really work - the chemistry was gone and the mysteries becomed more and more trivial. Unfortunately series creators decided to go on with yet another series with yet another actress as Creek’s sidekick, which is a shame. Because what they have done in first 3 series was brilliant and pity they didn’t stop when they runned out of good ideas.

Can you solve a case like this?

Our rating

7.6 / 10

Movie value

8 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

5 / 5

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Creators of Jonathan Creek

David Renwick films

David Renwick


Cast of Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies films

Alan Davies

as Jonathan Creek

Caroline Quentin films

Caroline Quentin

as Maddie Magellan

Stuart Milligan films

Stuart Milligan

as Adam Klaus

Julia Sawalha films

Julia Sawalha

as Carla Borrego

Geoffrey McGivern films

Geoffrey McGivern

as Barry Opper

Adrian Edmondson films

Adrian Edmondson

as Brendan Baxter

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