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Warwick Davis & Emun Elliott among guest stars

BBC One has announced Alan Davies (QI, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled) has begun filming on a new 90-minute special of popular drama, Jonathan Creek.

David Renwick has once again written the amateur sleuth drama,with the episode titled, Daemons’ Roost.

Magician’s consultant, Jonathan Creek is brought in to investigate a 19th century legend about a sorcerer named Jacob Surtees, who would summon the powers of Hell to terrorise and subjugate his victims at his home, Daemons’ Roost.

A hundred and fifty years after his death the house is occupied by another, equally macabre, figure: veteran horror film director Nathan Clore. With his health now failing he has summoned home his stepdaughter Alison, to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there.

However, just days before her arrival Nathan Clore has suffered a debilitating stroke, rendering him terribly paralysed and unable to communicate.

As the story unfolds, Jonathan discovers ever more sinister twists and turns, the gruesome rituals that were once enacted in the dungeon of Daemons’ Roost are frighteningly revived with horrifying consequences.

Sarah Alexander (The Worst Week Of My Life, Coupling) will reprise her role as Jonathan’s wife Polly in the mystery drama.

Joining the cast for the special is Warwick Davis (Star Wars), Emun Elliot (The Paradise), Ken Bones (Doctor Who), Rosalind March (Calendar Girls), Jason Barnett (Agatha Raisin) and Jo Martin (Still Open All Hours).

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning: “Another sublime and intricately conceived treat from David Renwick and a welcome return for Alan Davies in this signature role. You can see the influence of David’s unique blend of dark comedy and crime drama across television since the debut of this show nearly 20 years ago, as it remains a pioneering class act and evergreen favourite with the audience.”

Alan Davies: “Jonathan Creek finds himself in real danger. It’s the spookiest episode ever.”

Jonathan Creek is produced by BBC Studios and directed by Sandy Johnson (Cradle To Grave, Benidorm).