Trivia / Jonathan Creek

  • The Other Darrin: Adam Klaus was played by Anthony Head in the first episode but he had to drop out owing to his role in Buffy although his photo appears on Adam Klaus t-shirts and posters throughout Series One. From Series 2 onwards he's played by Stuart Milligan, and appears in pretty much every episode.
  • The Pete Best: Stuart Milligan is considered the definitive Adam Klaus, particularly since Anthony Stewart Head only played him in the pilot episode.
    • A straighter example is Maddy's cameraman boyfriend from the pilot (played by Alistair Mc Gowan) who was intended to become a recurring character, but is never mentioned again.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The fake police guard in "The Three Gamblers" is a young Sgt. Bacchus! He changed a lot in the intervening decade, but you'll recognise the voice.
  • What Could Have Been: Previous candidates for the role of Jonathan included Rik Mayall, Hugh Laurie (who was still being typecast as an Upper-Class Twit back then) and even Bill Bailey.
    • Hugh Laurie was actually cast at one point before the pilot was filmed, but left the project because of Jonathan's reluctance to solve crimes — Laurie couldn't find the character's motivation for actually following Maddy on her investigations. Somewhat ironic, given that House is something of a Dr. Jerk Jonathan Creek - obsessed with puzzles, not so much with people.