Alan Davies wants to bring back Jonathan Creek

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 July 2015
Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies has admitted a 'Jonathan Creek' comeback is possible following the success of three special episodes last year

Alan Davies wants 'Jonathan Creek' to return.

The mystery drama series - which aired from 1997 to 2004 - was one of the BBC's most popular shows and the main star of the show has revealed there's a possibility of a comeback as the writer "hasn't killed off Jonathan".

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: "Our writer David Renwick keeps his cards close to his chest but he hasn't killed Jonathan off. So there's the possibility of more.

"It's amazing how long it's been going and it's fantastic people like it."

Last year the show came back for a special three- episode run for the first time in a decade, drawing more than seven million viewers, but the 49-year-old 'QI' star admitted he is unsure of the show's future.

He explained: "I never know what's going to happen.

"It's all out of my hands in a way. But I've always loved playing him."

However, the comedian previously complained about the series because he received such little pay when he agreed to reprise his role.

He said: "They paid me less for the last series I did of 'Creek' than they paid me for doing the show in the late 1990s and actually wanted to pay me less than the amount that they finally agreed to.

"And it's not just me who gets less, the budgets on 'Creek' as a whole have been massively cut, by two-thirds from how they were 10 years ago."


1. Adie Stone9 Jul 2015, 2:40am Report

Returned last year for the first time in a decade? Sorry to say but you've got that wrong considering there was an episode in 2009, then 2010, then again in 2013.

Unless you mean as a mini series, specials not counted.

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