Best Jonathan Creek Episodes

by CountrySideCricket | created - 30 Apr 2017 | updated - 08 May 2018 | Public

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1. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Grinning Man (2009)

TV-MA | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Stage magician Lance Gessler lives in a mansion known as Metropolis that has a deadly history. When another victim succumbs to an ominous presence in the attic room, it's up to Jonathan to unravel the mystery.

Director: David Renwick | Stars: Andrew Havill, Jon Campling, Patrick Poletti, Eloise Rakic-Platt

Votes: 380

Easter Special 2009

2. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Satan's Chimney (2001)

TV-MA | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A killer manages to fire a bullet through a plate glass window without breaking it, but how?

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Marcus Knibbs, Lorraine Hilton, Mary Tamm, Nina Bhirangi

Votes: 222

Christmas Special 2001

3. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Black Canary (1998)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retired female illusionist dies in mysterious circumstances. Maddy and Jonathan are called upon to investigate.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Hannah Gordon, Suzanna Hamilton, Francis Matthews, Murray Melvin

Votes: 270

Christmas Special 1998

4. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Jack in the Box (1997)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After Maddy successfully campaigns to free a man she believes to have been wrongly imprisoned for murder, the elderly husband of the victim is found shot dead in his nuclear fall-out shelter.

Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: John Bluthal, Colin Stinton, Bernard Kay, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 272

Series 1 Episode 2

5. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Miracle in Crooked Lane (1999)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former glamour model is seriously injured when her garden shed explodes, leaving her badly burned. However, a witness insists she spoke to the unharmed woman several hours later as she went to church.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Nicholas Ball, Emma Kennedy, Hetty Baynes

Votes: 197

Series 3 Episode 5

6. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Ghost's Forge (1999)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ghosts Forge or Ghost's Forge, does the apostrophe really make a difference. This plus five copies of the same book lead Jonathan to discover who "Killed" Esra Carr.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: Stuart Milligan, Kezi Silverstone, Gina Bellman, Alan Davies

Votes: 209

Series 3 Episode 4

7. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Wrestler's Tomb (1997)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An exuberant artist is found dead at home. The only suspect is the artist's wronged wife who was well aware of his affair with his model, but how could she have left her city office without her P.A. seeing her leave?

Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Colin Baker, Paul Allen, Saskia Mulder, Sheila Gish

Votes: 320

Series 1 Episode 1

8. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Tailor's Dummy (2003)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

There seems to be no doubt that fashion designer Marco Bergman committed suicide. But Jonathan thinks he was murdered.

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Maureen Lipman, Nicholas Jones, Victoria Shalet, Jeffrey Segal

Votes: 187

Series 4 Episode 3

9. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Reconstituted Corpse (1997)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Zola Zbzewski publishes her autobiography, her cosmetic surgeon and ex-lover is outraged by what she says about him and threatens to sue her. He is later shot dead at his home.

Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Hilary Lyon, Kika Mirylees, Ralf Beck, Philip McGough

Votes: 266

Series 1 Episode 1

10. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Chequered Box (2004)

TV-PG | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A respected police officer is photographed in suspicious circumstances. Can Jonathan prove his innocence?

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Julia Sawalha, Frank Boyce, Alan Davies

Votes: 175

Series 4 Episode 5

11. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 1 (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Adam's sister Kitty thinks that she has witnessed a murder.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Jessica Lloyd, Annabel Mullion, Alistair Petrie, Stephen Billington

Votes: 229

Series 2 Episode 4

12. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Problem at Gallows Gate: Part 2 (1998)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man is seen committing a murder, but he apparently killed himself three weeks previously.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Stanley Townsend, Jessica Lloyd, Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin

Votes: 212

Series 2 Episode 5

13. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Joey Ross draws Jonathan into a complex case involving a secret society, seemingly supernatural events at a girls' boarding school, and the miraculous disappearance of a body.

Director: David Renwick | Stars: Joanna Lumley, Anna Burnett, Lucie Wolfman, Lydia Gerrard

Votes: 278

Easter Special 2013

14. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Three Gamblers (2000)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

How did a dead body crawl up the stairs? That is the question Jonathan has to answer to stop a man going insane.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: Harry Peacock, Cliff Barry, Nina Sosanya, John Bennett

Votes: 198

Series 3 Episode 6

15. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: No Trace of Tracy (1997)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A teenager girl who loves 1970s rock music goes to visit her idol. She is clearly seen entering his house but then vanishes.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Ralph Brown, Heather-Jay Jones, Geraldine Alexander, Vince Leigh

Votes: 249

Series 1 Episode 4

16. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Eyes of Tiresias (1999)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When an old woman experiences dreams of the future, Jonathan must find out what is happening before her dreams of being attacked by a one-eyed man with a sword come to pass.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Paul Blackthorne, Rebecca Front

Votes: 206

Series 3 Episode 2

17. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Time Waits for Norman (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A friend of Maddy's asks her and Jonathan to discover what her husband has been up to after reliable independent witnesses place him on both sides of the Atlantic only minutes apart.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Dermot Crowley, Caroline Quentin, Deborah Grant, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 228

Series 2 Episode 2

18. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The House of Monkeys (1997)

TV-PG | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A scientist is stabbed in the back with a Samurai sword. He is found in a locked room. Creek is called in to solve the problem

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Charles Kay, Annette Crosbie, Sara Markland, Simon Day

Votes: 250

Series 1 Episode 5

19. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Omega Man (1999)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Maddy is contacted by a man who makes a living investigating the existence of aliens and who claims to have found a real alien skeleton.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, John Shrapnel, Sonya Saul

Votes: 199

Series 3 Episode 3

20. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Danse Macabre (1998)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a well known horror writer is shot dead one night at her son-in-law's house, her killer simply disappeared. As Jonathan is somewhat uninterested in the case, Maddy investigates for herself.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Peter Davison, Pippa Haywood, Meg Davies

Votes: 245

Series 2 Episode 1

21. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Mother Redcap (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A judge at police protection is killed by a rapier blade to the heart after a brief struggle, but only his wife was in that room at the time.

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Brian Murphy, Leonard Kavanagh, Georgine Anderson, Nicola Walker

Votes: 225

Series 2 Episode 6

22. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Gorgons Wood (2004)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A priceless porcelain statue of the ancient Shinto monk Sikoto-no vanishes from a small town museum under impossible circumstances.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Bamber Gascoigne, Michael Cochrane, Alan Davies, Stuart Milligan

Votes: 176

Series 4 Episode 6

23. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Angel Hair (2003)

TV-PG | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Without using wigs or doubles, How can a girl have her shoulder-length hair cut off and miraculously grow it all back in just 48 hours? Jonathon and Carla investigate.

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Jack Dee, Sophie Thompson, Caroline Carver, Edward Hayes-Neary

Votes: 192

Series 4 Episode 2

24. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Judas Tree (2010)

TV-MA | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Emily Somerton is recruited to work as an assistant housekeeper to crime writer Hugo Doré, she discovers the premises are home to a bizarre, unsolved Victorian murder mystery.

Director: David Renwick | Stars: Florence Hall, Suzanne Ahmet, Sean Buckley, Natalie Walter

Votes: 255

Easter Special 2010

25. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Scented Room (1998)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jonathan and Maddy investigate the mysterious disappearance of a priceless painting from the home of Sylvester Le Fley and his wife Lady Theresa Cutler.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Sam Bradley, Valerie Colgan, Bob Monkhouse, Christine Kavanagh

Votes: 228

Series 2 Episode 3

26. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Daemons' Roost (2016)

TV-MA | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jonathan Creek is called upon to try and uncover what happened to a young woman's family in her eerie childhood home, Daemons' Roost.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Ken Bones, Georgie Lord, Emun Elliott, John Ritchie

Votes: 295

Christmas Special 2016

27. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Seer of the Sands (2004)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man dedicated to exposing the so-called spirit world dies in a boating accident. Then his body disappears.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Gary Cady, Jonathan Kydd, Catherine Cusack, Alan Davies

Votes: 178

Series 4 Episode 4

28. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Coonskin Cap (2003)

TV-PG | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jonathan and Carla investigate a serial killer who wears a Davy Crockett hat and strangles people named after flowers.

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Stephanie Carey, Adrian Edmondson, Julia Sawalha, Terence Hillyer

Votes: 186

Series 4 Episode 1

29. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Sinner and the Sandman (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retired local psychic inadvertently makes the most amazing and impossible prediction of his career.

Director: David Sant | Stars: Alan Davies, Sarah Alexander, Marc Danbury, Tim Faraday

Votes: 211

Series 5 Episode 2

30. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A wealthy kidnap victim appears to pull off a mind-boggling act of teleportation to alert the police to her whereabouts.

Director: David Sant | Stars: Elizabeth Conboy, Teddy Nicholas, Uriel Emil, June Whitfield

Votes: 162

Series 5 Episode 3

31. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish (1999)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Surviving two bullets to the chest, finding priceless treasures in the garden and a murderer falling at his feet could this be the work of the devil or something to do with his brown eyed girl?

Director: Keith Washington | Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Debbie Arnold, Andrew Tiernan

Votes: 207

Series 3 Episode 1

32. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Letters of Septimus Noone (2014)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a classic locked room novel is turned into a West End musical, one of its stars falls victim to a real-life 'impossible crime'.

Director: David Sant | Stars: Simon Thomas, Ali Bastian, Alan Davies, Sarah Alexander

Votes: 299

Series 5 Episode 1

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