Up the Creek again

Monday, December 15, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Sheridan Smith and Alan Davies

Sheridan Smith and Alan Davies

After nearly five years off our screens, Jonathan Creek is poised to return for a one-off, two-hour episode scheduled for New Year’s Day.

So why has the duffle coat-sporting sleuth been resurrected now?

OTT asked the series’ creator David Renwick.  “It’s a kind of boring answer,” he said. “I had nothing else to do! I wasn’t bursting with any other bright ideas after we finished Love Soup, which I’ve been doing for the last two or three years. And, erm, it was sort of a safe decision.”
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“Why don’t we do Jonathan Creek?”

Friday, August 24, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Alan Davies has been doing the rounds to publicise the imminent return of QI. Now, that’s a great show, but when I got my 20 minutes or so with him, I was intent on bringing the conversation round to Jonathan Creek. More precisely – would it ever come back? Read more

Jonathan Creek

Saturday, March 15, 2003 by · Comments Off 

At a time when runs of television series seem to be getting longer and longer (or in the case of Holby City – never ending), the brief return of Jonathan Creek after however many years away (save for a superlative special a couple of Christmases back) sticks out like the sore thumb in the tightly clenched fist of modern day scheduling. Read more

Jonathan Creek

Saturday, November 27, 1999 by · Comments Off 

We all remember Saturday nights on BBC1 in the ’70s. Brilliant weren’t they? Saturday night was alright for Basil Brush, Tom Baker, Brucie and Parkie. Saturday night was BBC1 Night from Grandstand through to Match of the Day. Read more