Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
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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'.


David Sant


David Renwick (by)




Episode cast overview:
Simon Thomas Simon Thomas ... Christophe Holtz
Ali Bastian ... Juno Pirelli
Alan Davies ... Jonathan Creek
Sarah Alexander ... Polly Creek
Marianne Borgo Marianne Borgo ... Zelda Niedlespascher
Ross Armstrong ... Angus
Alice O'Connell Alice O'Connell ... Rachel
Raquel Cassidy ... Sharon
Liberty Nichols-O'Connell Liberty Nichols-O'Connell ... Ripley
Rhydian Jones ... Darryl
Kieran Hodgson ... Ridley
Roy Sampson ... Mr. Partridge
Paula Wilcox ... Hazel Prosser


The Mystery of the Yellow Room, based on a 19th-century story by Gaston Leroux, is currently thrilling London theatre audiences with its enticing blend of music, romance and sizzling Gothic melodrama. But events take a sinister turn one night 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 his 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 ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







English | French

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28 February 2014 (UK) See more »

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The musical is based on a crime novel by Gaston Leroux. His most famous novel, 'The Phantom of the Opera' was made into one of the longest running West End and Broadway musicals of all time. See more »


References The Man Who Laughs (1928) See more »

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This is NOT the Jonathan Creek I know
28 February 2014 | by mmath04See all my reviews

I was extremely eager to watch this as I have been a huge Jonathan Creek fan for the longest time. The first couple of seasons were brilliant in creating and solidifying the character that is Jonathan Creek. They served to tell a tale thoughtfully, intricately and in a way that left you eager to tune in next week for more.

Sadly, this is nothing like the previous episodes. It isn't even a shade. Whereas in every Jonathan Creek episode to date, the resolve has been at the end of the episode, the murderer and crime is given away within the first twenty minutes here. I sat there wondering what arcing storyline would emerge that would lead to the 'real mystery' but there wasn't one. There was no tension. There was no mystery. What the hell is this - Columbo?

This whole episode is one big mess of poorly written, badly cobbled together mini- plots which come together in the worst manner imaginable. There is next to no character development throughout which makes the final few scenes almost painfully hard to watch as we have to emotional attachment to the people who are being described.

The chemistry between Davies and Quentin (or later Sawalha and Smith) is non existent. I understand that Jonathan has grown older and matured and his life is supposed to reflect these changes but Jonathan's wife is a bland, boring character who brings nothing to the plate and pretty much just serves to pad the script to the 60 minute mark.

It's just sad that this series has been brought back to such poor standards. Jonathan Creek was expertly written and put together for the most part, this is the work of a group of people who either have never watched the series or people who are simply writing to a contractual obligation i.e. WATER IT DOWN.

And that's what this is in a nutshell. A watered down, easily digestible version of the real thing. Extremely disappointed.

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