TV - Jonathan Creek

Alan Davies returns to BBC One as the duffel-coated investigator Jonathan Creek for a new 90 minute special episode, Daemon's Roost, written by David Renwick...

According to legend, a 19th century sorcerer named Jacob Surtees 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 the very truth that she has come to learn.

After assisting Alison’s husband in the past, Jonathan Creek is called upon to help again but as the story unfolds, with 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.

Returning to the case is Sarah Alexander as Creek's wife, Polly, alongside guest stars such as Warwick Davis, Emun Elliot, Ken Bones, Rosalind March, Jason Barnett and Jo Martin.

Alan Davies called the story "the spookiest episode ever" adding “Jonathan Creek finds himself in real danger."

The episode, written by David Renwick, is directed by Sandy Johnson, produced by Rosemary McGowan and the Executive Producers are Steven Canny and David Renwick.

Shane Allen, who commissioned the special, said it was “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.”

Filming now, it's expected to be shown later in the year.

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