The Best Episodes of Jonathan Creek

The Wrestler's Tomb

#1 - The Wrestler's Tomb 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 1

Feature length pilot episode. Investigative crime writer Maddy Magellan joins forces with quirky magic expert Jonathan Creek to investigate when a painter, called Hedley Shale, is murdered in suspicious circumstances. However the way in which he was murdered doesn't quite add up.

Directors: Marcus Mortimer
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp

#2 - The Curse of the Bronze Lamp 8.12

Season 5 - Episode 3

When a kidnapping victim disappears under the attackers' noses, Jonathan is forced into solving a mystery for a league of unpleasant gentlemen, much to Polly's displeasure.

Directors: David Sant
Jack in the Box

#3 - Jack in the Box 8.08

Season 1 - Episode 2

When veteran comedian Jack Holiday is found dead in a locked nuclear bunker inside a cliff, it looks like an open and shut case of suicide. However, Jack had crippling arthritis and couldn't even peel a banana himself let alone hold a gun to his head! But if it was murder....how did the murderer escape?

Directors: Marcus Mortimer
The Reconstituted Corpse

#4 - The Reconstituted Corpse 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 3

Zola Zbzewski's plastic surgeon is found shot to death in his home, and she claims she knows nothing about it. The fact he would have ruined the launch of her new book gives her no motive at all! But when Zola turns up dead in Maddy's wardrobe, things start to look suspicious...

Directors: Marcus Mortimer
Time Waits for Norman

#5 - Time Waits for Norman 7.94

Season 2 - Episode 2

Creek and Magellan face the intriguing case of a man who appears to have defied the laws of time.

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The House of Monkeys

#6 - The House of Monkeys 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 5

Elliot Strange is found murdered in a locked room, which has bars on the windows. As there was no way of the killer leaving without being seen, as his wife knocked on the door moments later where did they go...? Cue Jonathan Creek and Maddy Magellan....!

Directors: Sandy Johnson
Mother Redcap

#7 - Mother Redcap 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 6

When a judge receives a death threat due to a high profile case he receives round the clock protection. Despite this he is still killed, but how did the killer manage to get past the police and how did he appear to have defied time...?

Directors: Keith Washington
Danse Macabre

#8 - Danse Macabre 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 1

A best selling author is shot in the heart in her daughter's home on Halloween. The killer appears to have vanished in a puff of smoke, but with Jonathan Creek too busy to help Maddy, she must solve the crime on her own.

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The Problem at Gallows Gate (2)

#9 - The Problem at Gallows Gate (2) 7.82

Season 2 - Episode 5

Jonathan & Maddy continue to investigate the mystery at Gallow's Gate.

Directors: Keith Washington
The Seer of the Sands

#10 - The Seer of the Sands 7.81

Season 4 - Episode 4

When a ghost hunter dedicated to exposing fraud in all it's forms dies in a tragic accident, Jonathan and Carla investigate whether his spirit lives on. Why did the boat crash occur, how did the body disappear and how did the answers to five spontaneous questions mysteriously appear in a bottle beneath the sand?! All will be revealed...!

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The Curious Tale of Mr. Spearfish

#11 - The Curious Tale of Mr. Spearfish 7.80

Season 3 - Episode 1

A couple's lives are dramatically transformed after the husband enters into a pact with the devil - he has since found buried treasure and appears to be able to defy death.

Directors: Keith Washington
 No Trace of Tracy

#12 - No Trace of Tracy 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 4

Roy Pilgrim an old rocker from the 60's comes home from his run only to be knocked out and chained to his radiator. Meanwhile at four O'clock a fan of his arrives at his house and walks in. However at four O'clock all Roy saw was a frog enter and then leave...where did Tracy go...?

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The Chequered Box

#13 - The Chequered Box 7.78

Season 4 - Episode 5

A top policeman is seen smirking at the scene of a hanging - can Jonathan and Carla help him prove that he has nothing to do with it, especially since there is photographical evidence against him?

Directors: Sandy Johnson
Angel Hair

#14 - Angel Hair 7.74

Season 4 - Episode 2

Jonathan is called in to investigate the mystery of a girl whose shoulder-length hair has miraculously grown back just 48 hours after a kidnapper cut it all off. He finds himself embroiled in the world of a successful composer who has created the perfect pop star.

Directors: Christine Gernon
The Coonskin Cap

#15 - The Coonskin Cap 7.70

Season 4 - Episode 1

Jonathan and Carla, who is now a television presenter, are called in to discover how a WPC's murderer can escape a locked gymnasium surrounded by police officers. Is her murder really connected to those of a strangler wearing a 'Davey Crockett' cap...?

Directors: Christine Gernon
The Eyes of Tiresias

#16 - The Eyes of Tiresias 7.69

Season 3 - Episode 2

Audrey Panguitch, a 73 year-old widow, appears to be able to predict death through her vivid dreams, when an international businessman is murdered in a way in which she foresaw. And then there is another death which she appears to have had a premonition about. A tin of Goldfish food may hold the key!...

Directors: Keith Washington
The Problem at Gallows Gate (1)

#17 - The Problem at Gallows Gate (1) 7.62

Season 2 - Episode 4

Jonathan is lumbered with baby-sitting Adam's sister Kitty, and ends up taking her to a badger watch with Maddy. But Kitty ends up seeing more than just badgers in the woods....But how can a man who apparently committed suicide be seen killing a woman three weeks later..?

Directors: Keith Washington
The Three Gamblers

#18 - The Three Gamblers 7.61

Season 3 - Episode 6

A man of pure evil is "disposed" of with the help of six bullets to the head - but has his corpse come back to life with revenge on its mind? Maddy and Jonathan visit a damp, deserted farmhouse to investigate!

Directors: Richard Holthouse
The Scented Room

#19 - The Scented Room 7.60

Season 2 - Episode 3

Although Jonathan Creek knows how a painting, worth a million pounds, was apparently stolen by an invisible thief, he refuses to tell anyone because he has a personal vendetta against its owner!

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The Sinner and the Sandman

#20 - The Sinner and the Sandman 7.57

Season 5 - Episode 2

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

Directors: David Sant
Gorgons Wood

#21 - Gorgons Wood 7.55

Season 4 - Episode 6

A priceless porcelain figure of the mystic monk Sikoto-no disappears from a small town museum, setting off a train of tragic events. When Jonathan Creek and Carla Borrego are called in to investigate, the trail takes them deep into a mysterious wood, where a gnarled old beech tree holds the key to the puzzle.

Directors: Sandy Johnson
The Tailor's Dummy

#22 - The Tailor's Dummy 7.53

Season 4 - Episode 3

Jonathan is hired to shed light on the mystery of how a man can physically transform himself into another person, in front of a witness's eyes. His investigations lead him into a tale of tragic suicide, Groucho Marx and a parrot named Harvey.

Directors: Christine Gernon
The Letters of Septimus Noone

#23 - The Letters of Septimus Noone 7.46

Season 5 - Episode 1

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'. The Mystery of the Yellow Room, based on a 19th century story, is thrilling London theatre audiences with its enticing blend of music, romance and sizzling gothic melodrama. But events take a sinister turn when the show's glamorous singing sensation Juno Pirelli is found horribly stabbed inside a locked dressing room, from which no assailant could possibly have escaped. No weapon or any other evidence of an intruder can be found, nor any rational explanation for the victim's wounds. As the actress's life hangs in the balance, her producer and colleagues remain baffled. And attention once again turns to the lateral-thinking Jonathan Creek for a solution to the whole grisly puzzle. But can Creek - now a happily married man - even be persuaded to embark upon the investigation? As he and wife Polly struggle to come to terms with a sudden personal tragedy, a series of dark and disturbing family secrets are about to emerge that will throw the couple's whole world into turmoil...

Directors: David Sant
Miracle in Crooked Lane

#24 - Miracle in Crooked Lane 7.44

Season 3 - Episode 5

A young woman, who has led a scandalous life that has shocked the local village community, suffers severe burns in an appalling accident. But how can she have returned to her village church in order to seek forgiveness for her past sins, when she is lying in a coma in hospital?...Enter a man in a duffel coat and shaggy hair with the answer....but this time it isn't Jonathan Creek!

Directors: Richard Holthouse
Ghost's Forge

#25 - Ghost's Forge 7.38

Season 3 - Episode 4

While Creek, Magellan and Tranter are investigating the apparently motiveless murder of an ageing hermit, Magellan vanishes into thin air.

Directors: Richard Holthouse