Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Alan Davies back in Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies is back for a new Easter special episode of Jonathan Creek
Alan Davies is back for a new Easter special episode of Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies is set to reprise his role as Jonathan Creek for the first time in three years.

The one-off, 90-minute BBC One special will be broadcast in Easter next year.

Creek and fellow investigator Joey Ross, once again played by Sheridan Smith, are drawn into a complex case involving a secret society in the special, The Clue Of The Savant's Thumb.

They witness seemingly supernatural events at a girls' boarding school and the miraculous disappearance of a body in front of three witnesses.

Alan said: "The new story has more than the usual amount of twists and surprises, and I'm very much looking forward to sleuthing again.

"I can't wait to join Sheridan Smith on set again, we're very lucky to have her. It's nearly 17 years since I first auditioned for the part; the duffle coat is always on standby, even if the periods of duffle-hibernation are quite long these days."

The Clue Of The Savant's Thumb will be written by the show's creator David Renwick and filming takes place late this month.

Pete Thornton, creative head of BBC in-house comedy said the script was "especially brilliant" and added: "With the dream team of Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith back on board, we're looking forward to delivering a really special Easter treat for BBC One audiences next year."

Jonathan Creek was last on screens in 2010 in a feature-length special.

The drama first aired in 1997, with Alan starring alongside Caroline Quentin.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aquarius:

Joining a discussion group will be lots of fun. You'll enjoy brainstorming with fellow visionaries. The idea for a community improvement project is worth developing. You and your neighbours will benefit from a beautiful gathering spot. It's easy to feel alienated in this technological age. Create a space where you can escape computers, telephones and artificial lighting. Don't be surprised when you feel compelled to visit this sanctuary every day. Spending time outdoors will make you more relaxed and productive.More