Jonathan Creek returning for three-part series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 March 2013
Alan Davies

Alan Davies

Alan Davies has revealed 'Jonathan Creek' is returning for a three-part series, which will be shot in the autumn

'Jonathan Creek' is to return for a three-part series.

Alan Davies - who portrays the titular investigator - has taken to Twitter to reveal he is filming three more one-hour episodes of the BBC series in the autumn, and joked he hopes he will be lucky enough to reprise his role as the main character.

He wrote: "Jonathan Creek fans, we are making 3 one hour eps in the autumn. No other details yet, hopefully I will be playing Creek. (sic)"

Alan is due to play Jonathan in a 90-minute one-off episode, 'In The Clue of the Savant's Thumb', at Easter, which will see Sheridan Smith reprise her role as the investigator's sidekick Joey Ross as well as appearances by Joanna Lumley and Rik Mayall.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz recently about the episode, Alan said: "There's a dead body in a room and Joanna Lumley is in it and Rik Mayall is in it and it's very good."

The series originally aired between 1997 and 2004 with Caroline Quentin and then Julia Sawalha playing the 47-year-old star's onscreen assistants.

The David Renwick-directed show has since returned for two one-off special episodes in 2009 and 2010 which saw Sheridan take over as Jonathan's sidekick.

A number of stars have made cameo appearances in the series over the years including Alistair McGowan, Tamsin Greig, Maureen Lipman and Bill Bailey, who was originally intended to play the titular investigator.

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