BBC announces new Jonathan Creek special in 2013
Full Jonathan Creek disclosure here. I flat out love this series….
The new special, which the BBC is targeting for an Easter 2013 premiere, will be written by original series writer David Renwick and will be titled “The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb”. The episode will see Creek and Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) drawn into a complex case involving a secret society, seemingly supernatural events at a girls’ boarding school, and the miraculous disappearance of a body in front of three witnesses.
Davies expressed his excitement at the thought of returning to the role he began almost two decades ago: “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.”
Pete Thornton, the Creative Head of BBC Comedy, says: “A new Creek script from David [Renwick] is always a joy, and this one is especially brilliant. 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.”
Let’s hope this special makes it way to public television not too long after Easter 2013.