‘Jonathan Creek’ to return for one-off Special on BBC One

Alan Davies and Sheridan Smith to reprise roles in ‘Jonathan Creek’ Special.

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After much speculation and a three year gap, it has been announced Alan Davies is to return to our screens at Easter for a new one-off 90-minute special of BBC comedy-drama ‘Jonathan Creek.’

In ‘The Clue of the Savant’s Thumb,’ Creek and fellow investigator Joey Ross (Sheridan SmithAccused, Gavin & Stacey) are 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.

Alan Davies says: “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, Creative Head, BBC In-House Comedy, who will be producing the special says: “A new Creek script from David 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”.

Creator David Renwick (Love Soup, One Foot in the Grave), will write the special with Rosemary McGowan Producing and Executive Producer by Pete Thornton.

Filming of ‘Jonathan Creek‘ will take place later this month for transmission on BBC One at Easter.