History Series / JonathanCreek

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.
20th Jan '17 4:55:13 PM ApeAccount
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** This was played with in "The Judas Tree". Jonathan meets a girl and they almost go to bed together, when she starts telling him details of unexplained events that have happened in her life. He doesn't believe in the coincidence that he picks up a girl in the street, she goes to bed with him straight away and just happens to have an unexplained mystery to solve (therefore assuming she knew who he was and she was only interested in him because he could help her). It's subverted when it's revealed that the only reason she was there for him to run into was because she was there to see Joey and to talk to her about the unexplained mystery.
18th Jan '17 8:05:11 PM ApeAccount
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* CallingMeALogarithm: One episode has a streaker hired for the show. When he starts becoming abusive to the staff Jonathan fires him and points out that a streaker's dressing room is an oxymoron. He responds by saying that Jonathan is the poxy-moron.
11th Jan '17 7:36:56 AM ApeAccount
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* TheFunInFuneral: Maddie decides to get payback on an Oompa Band that's been performing in the street by spraying them with water. Unfortunately, it turns out they're carrying a coffin at the time.
11th Jan '17 12:09:39 AM ApeAccount
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In "The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish" Jonathan solves the mystery by deducing that a character in the episode was actually adopted at birth and is- unknown even to the person in question- actually of RoyalBlood, in part when he sees photographs of the person as a child with their parents and notes that the parents have blue eyes while they have brown eyes, which Jonathan declares "genetically impossible". [[http://genetics.thetech.org/how-blue-eyed-parents-can-have-brown-eyed-children Except Jonathan is wrong, and it is totally possible,]] making this RightForTheWrongReasons at best, and borderline CriticalResearchFailure at worst since the mystery hinges on this false "fact".
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