Jonathan Creek: The Sinner and the Sandman (2014)
Season 5, Episode 2
Predicting the lottery?!
7 March 2014
Warning: Spoilers
Johnathon and his wife, now living in the countryside, go visit a couple but find no sign of them in the house. As Polly goes to check outside Johnathon investigates a noise from upstairs. Here he finds a couple tied up… unfortunately these are robbers who had been caught by the householders and Johnathon lets then go! Surprisingly this isn't the mystery that the episode will revolve around. That involves the discovery of a series of numbers covered in several layers of old wallpaper along with the words 'Will Win'… the same numbers that a local man used when he won the lottery. The numbers were found in the house of an elderly clairvoyant…. Could he really have predicted the winning numbers decades before the lottery even existed? If that mystery wasn't enough Johnathon must discover how the local parish magazine is getting its stories and what the truth is behind the claims that a strange creature has been seen in the village.

This episode seemed a little weaker than the previous instalment; perhaps because the mystery doesn't involve murder… rather surprising given that the villagers seem the sort that wouldn't be out of place in 'Midsomer Murders. There are a reasonable number of laughs to be had although some of the humour may be little crude for some viewers although others may find the misunderstandings about how Jonathon injured his hand 'bashing the sauce bottle' rather funny. Over all this wasn't great but it was still enjoyable enough.
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