Jonathan Creek to return for one off Easter special!

by Anna Howell

Fans of Jonathan Creek will be pleased to know that the hit BBC1 detective show is due to return next year in a one-off Easter special, the Sun newspaper reports!

Alan Davies, who is currently involved in the legal battle over the false accusations that Lord McAlpine was a child abuser, is returning to reprise his title role for the special, and will be joined by Sheridan Smith and Joey Ross for the 90-minute show, entitled The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb.

In this one-off seasonal special, due to commence filming early next year, Creek is called upon to investigate some supposedly supernatural goings on at a girl’s boarding school after a body disappears in front of witnesses!

Discussing the new storyline, 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.

“its years since I first auditioned for the part – but the duffle coat is always on standby, even if the periods of duffle hibernation are quite long these days.”

Jonathan Creek was last seen on our BBC1 screens in 2010, again for an Easter special, where Jonathan was called upon by his friend and sceptic, Joey, to investigate a series of mysterious and spooky events at a house called Green Lanterns, concerning a young girl called Emily, a new housekeeper to the famous mystery writer Hugo Doré and his wife, Harriet.

When Harriet is seen falling from a window, Emily is arrested on suspicion of murder, though she swears she is innocent. Using his powers of deduction and belief that nothing is as it seems, Creek races against time to uncover a number of intriguing clues which lead him to the unbelievable truth and the revealing of one of the greatest acts of illusion he has encountered yet.

Watch the last episode, The Judas Tree, in the clip below:

Jonathan Creek returns for this one off special, The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb, in Easter 2013.