Jonathan Creek

7:20pm Tuesday, December 25 on Prime

Drama

Jonathan Creek is called upon by his friend and sceptic Joey to investigate a series of mysterious and spooky events at a house called Green Lanterns, concerning a young housekeeper called Emily. Emily has only recently started working for the owners of Green Lanterns – the famous mystery author Hugo Dor� and his wife, Harriet. But her new role comes with a house that has its own fair share of history and mystery… As Creek and Joey investigate, things take a turn for the worse when a piercing scream is heard in the garden and Harriet is seen falling from a window. But who pushed her and why?

8:30pm Wednesday, January 25 on Prime

Drama

The Judas Tree

This time Jonathan is called upon by his friend and sceptic Joey to investigate a series of mysterious and spooky events at a house called Green Lanterns. They concern a young girl called Emily – new housekeeper to the famous mystery writer Hugo Dore and his wife, Harriet. But Emily’s new role comes with a house that has its own fair share of history and mystery. When Harriet is seen falling from a window, Emily is arrested on suspicion of murder, though she swears she is innocent. Using his powers of deduction and belief that nothing is at it seems, Creek races against time to uncover a number of intriguing clues which lead him to the unbelievable truth and the revealing of one of the greatest acts of illusion he has encountered yet.

UKTV – Sunday 26 December, 8.30pm

The master of illusion returns to explain a series of baffling disappearances in a ‘haunted’ room at the top of a grand gothic house. Can he once again render the impossible, possible?

At midnight on Midsummer’s Day 1938, a famous Harvard geneticist, Eli Mencken, accepts a challenge to spend the night inside a gloomy old attic room where the ghost of a madman is said to prey upon human flesh. The next morning, he has impossibly vanished; the only clue to his disappearance being a trail of grisly ectoplasm on the bed.

Seventy years on, the strange, unexplained events in the so-called ‘Nightmare Room’ of the gothic house now known as ‘Metropolis’ continue…

Starring: Alan Davies (Bob and Rose; The Brief), Sheridan Smith (Love Soup; Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), Stuart Milligan (9/11: The Twin Towers; Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial), Ciaran McMenamin (True Dare Kiss; Messiah: The Rapture) Nicholas Boulton (Heroes and Villains; Doctor Who), Jenna Harrison (Heroes and Villains; My Family).

8:35pm Saturday, September 5 on Prime

Drama

The inexplicable death of a retired female illusionist, whose twin sister was killed during an on-stage powersaw stunt, has Maddy and Jonathan clutching at straws. Perhaps the dead woman’s long-lost niece might be able to help the duo and suave DI Gideon Pryke piece together a reasonable explanation for the grisly murder. Alan Davies is joined by Caroline Quentin, Rik Mayall and Hannah Gordon.

8:30pm Saturday, August 29 on Prime

Drama

The master of illusion returns in this brand new episode to explain a series of baffling disappearances in a ‘haunted’ room at the top of a grand gothic house. Can he once again render the impossible, possible?

At midnight on Midsummer’s Day 1938, a famous Harvard geneticist, Eli Mencken, accepts a challenge to spend the night inside a gloomy old attic room where the ghost of a madman is said to prey upon human flesh. The next morning, he has impossibly vanished; the only clue to his disappearance being a trail of grisly ectoplasm on the bed.

Seventy years on, the strange, unexplained events in the so-called ‘Nightmare Room’ of the gothic house now known as ‘Metropolis’ continue…

When two young women take shelter there one night from a raging thunderstorm, it’s not long before the ominous ‘presence’ claims another victim.

Determined to get to the truth about what has happened to her friend, the fearlessly sceptical Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) finds herself working alongside veteran lateral thinker Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies), as together they embark on a complex and often dangerous investigation which only continues to deepen as a number of unexplained mysteries take place around them…

Who is behind the ingenious abduction of magician Lance Gessler’s beautiful young assistant Elodie after one of her death-defying performances? What secrets lie buried in the tomb of Gessler’s sinister grandfather who was said to communicate with the dead? What dark and tragic past continues to haunt the magician’s mother, Constance, and can she unlock her childhood memories to furnish a vital clue to the puzzle?

And above all, what strange unholy power resides in the grotesque old portrait of a grinning man that hangs on the attic wall? Is it possible that these enigmas are all connected? Once again, Jonathan must use his formidable powers of deduction to shed light on the riddle, but will he be eclipsed by the sheer raw intuition of his younger counterpart?

Brand New Drama: Jonathan Creek – Series 4
UKTV – From Tuesday 22 May, 9.30pm

The scruffy amateur detective once again uses his skills as a master of illusion to solve more murder riddles. Prim, proper and pushy Carla Borrego (Julia Sawalha) whom he met during the Satan’s Chimney case in series three helps Creek investigate a whole new set of curious cases, including the disappearance of a priceless porcelain figure which leads to a train of tragic events, the mysterious death of a ‘ghost hunter’ whose own spirit seems to be desperately trying to communicate with his ex-lover and the revelation that a highly respected police officer could be a ruthless killer.
“A completely relaxing and satisfactory set of mystery stories, strongly spiked with comedy and in which the characters are everything… and the impossible solutions are half the fun.” Sydney Morning Herald
Stars: Alan Davies (Bob And Rose), Julia Sawalha (Absolutely Fabulous), Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones)