History Series / JonathanCreek

4th Jul '17 3:14:25 PM RF99
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*** There's also a season one character called Doctor Strange, and a Christmas Special set at a homestead called Green Lanterns. Renwick is obviously a DC fan.

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*** There's also a season one character called Doctor Strange, and a Christmas Special set at a homestead called Green Lanterns. Renwick is obviously a DC fan. There's also an Iris West in "The Coonskin Cap".
25th Jun '17 1:31:10 PM caffeinatedkate
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* CutAwayGag: In one episode Jonathan and Adam are attending an event and are introduced to a frail old man in a wheelchair whose carer explains to them, "He's been dying to show you his magic trick." Cut to a man attempting a Houdini style escape whilst strung upside down in a body-bag over burning coals.


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** In another episode, Jonathan and Adam are attending an event and are introduced to a frail old man in a wheelchair whose carer explains to them, "He's been dying to show you his magic trick." Cut to a man attempting a Houdini style escape whilst strung upside down in a body-bag over burning coals.
16th May '17 4:36:56 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Part of the plot of ''Satan's Chimney'' is centered around the filming of a [[ShowWithinAShow movie]] entitled ''Black Snow''. An obvious homage to the works of David Lynch, it even has a dwarf called "The Man from the World of Shadows" in a nod to TwinPeaks' Man From Another Place.

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* ShoutOut: Part of the plot of ''Satan's Chimney'' is centered around the filming of a [[ShowWithinAShow movie]] entitled ''Black Snow''. An obvious homage to the works of David Lynch, it even has a dwarf called "The Man from the World of Shadows" in a nod to TwinPeaks' ''Series/TwinPeaks''' Man From Another Place.
8th May '17 7:36:34 PM caffeinatedkate
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* ChekhovsGag: In "Miracle in Crooked Lane", Vincent mentions that he was married for years and then his wife ran off with a guy who makes balloon animals at kid's parties. It sounds like a throwaway gag but it turns out [[spoiler: Vincent killed the guy and the episode's mystery was accidentally caused by his attempt to establish an alibi.]]
25th Mar '17 7:57:00 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ClockTampering: In one episode, the murderer fakes an alibi by adjusting the clock in his house in order to make a respectable Christian missionary (whom he is caring for while she recovers from an injury) believe that the current time was the time when the murder was committed when she saw him in the house.
22nd Mar '17 2:52:28 PM lexii
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* RecurringElement: The series has a penchant for both twinkly-eyed, blustery old woman as well as creepy, craggy-faced old men.

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* RecurringElement: The series has a penchant for both twinkly-eyed, blustery old woman (usually witnessing murders) as well as creepy, craggy-faced old men.men (perpetrating them).
19th Mar '17 3:18:50 PM nombretomado
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A cult British DetectiveDrama about the eponymous Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies), a celebrity magician's trick-designer with a keen eye for detail and lateral thinking who helps solve seemingly impossible crimes, often a LockedRoomMystery. He works together with IntrepidReporter Maddy Magellan (Caroline Quentin) -- and later, with Carla Burrego (Julia Sawalha) in season 4 and with Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) in the some recent specials. After a significant hiatus and CharacterDevelopment, this role has in turn been transferred to Jonathan's new wife Polly (Sarah Alexander). The series is written by David Renwick, otherwise known for ''OneFootInTheGrave''. The two shows share his trademark intricate plotting and black sense of humour.

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A cult British DetectiveDrama about the eponymous Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies), a celebrity magician's trick-designer with a keen eye for detail and lateral thinking who helps solve seemingly impossible crimes, often a LockedRoomMystery. He works together with IntrepidReporter Maddy Magellan (Caroline Quentin) -- and later, with Carla Burrego (Julia Sawalha) in season 4 and with Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) in the some recent specials. After a significant hiatus and CharacterDevelopment, this role has in turn been transferred to Jonathan's new wife Polly (Sarah Alexander). The series is written by David Renwick, otherwise known for ''OneFootInTheGrave''.''Series/OneFootInTheGrave''. The two shows share his trademark intricate plotting and black sense of humour.
2nd Mar '17 2:48:15 AM foxley
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* GoingByTheMatchbook: In "Daemons' Roost", the matchbook the killer used to light the furnace turns out to be an important clue to the killer's identity (although not the one it first appears to be).
2nd Mar '17 2:40:43 AM foxley
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* MurderByCremation: In "Daemons' Roost", the VictimOfTheWeek is flung to his death in a fiery furnace; seemingly by black magic.
21st Jan '17 5:30:27 AM DoctorNemesis
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* NoSocialSkills: A downplayed case; Jonathan's not a complete social ignoramus by any means, but he's definitely on the awkward-and-dorky side of the social scale, and he's got a special talent for putting his foot in his mouth.
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