Jonathan Creek special for UK

2013-01-30_0130The BBC has confirmed Jonathan Creek is to have a revival special in the UK this Easter.

The series starring Alan Davies ran for four series between 1997 to 2004, and enjoyed two Christmas specials.

A brand new 90-minute special Jonathan Creek: The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb, pairs Alan Davies with Sheridan Smith as fellow investigator Joey Ross. The two are drawn into a complex case involving a secret society, seemingly supernatural events at a girls’ boarding school, and the miraculous disappearance of a body in front of three witnesses.

Also returning is Rik Mayall as DI Gideon Pryke.

The guest cast list will include: Sarah Alexander, Joanna Lumley, Nigel Planer and Hasina Haque.

Filming is currently underway in the UK.


  1. hey David. I just noticed that this special aired in the UK a little over a week ago. I am just wondering if it will be airing here in Australia any time soon?

    And who has rights to the show here – is it the ABC or Seven (i think they aired / repeated on 7two last). Thanks

  2. I too love Jonathan Creek, it’s one of my favourite TV shows. However, the last episode, ‘The Judas Tree’ seemed to be an unholy mess of half-baked resolutions.
    Rather than offering a rational explanation for the absurb, this one required the audience to accept some rather far-fetched solutions, and for some of those solutions to reference a hitherto unmentioned incident, upon which the crime/s pivoted.

    I hope that this new episode is a return to form.

  3. Glad that they are making this Easter special. I loved the series and the Christmas speacials over the years.

    I do hope that fta / digital tv will air it soon after it airs in England

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