Jonathan Creek is returning to BBC One.
The corporation’s flagship channel has ordered a one-off 90 minute special, in which Jonathan Creek will find himself in “real danger”. Alan Davies and Sarah Alexander are both on-board to reprise their roles as Jonathan Creek and Polly Creek, respectively.
The special, titled Daemons’ Roost, see Jonathan Creek investigate when veteran horror film director Nathan Clore, who has recently taken up resident in haunted house Daemons’ Roost, suffers a debilitating stroke, just as he was to reveal the truth to his stepdaughter Alison about what happened to her family. 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.
Joining Alan Davies and Sarah Alexander in Jonathan Creek: Daemons’ Roost is Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Life’s Too Short), Emun Elliot (The Paradise, Game Of Thrones), Ken Bones (Dr Who, Atlantis), Rosalind March (Calendar Girls, The Evermoor Chronicles), Jason Barnett (Agatha Raisin, Bad Education) and Jo Martin (Still Open All Hours, Doctors).
The one-off special, which is now being filmed for a Christmas premiere, was commissioned by the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. It was penned by David Renwick and is being produced by BBC Studios. Rosemary McGowan is the producer, while Cradle To Grave helmer Sandy Johnson is attached to direct. The executive producers are Steven Canny and David Renwick.
“Another sublime and intricately conceived treat from David Renwick and a welcome return for Alan Davies in this signature role”, Shane Allen said in a statement. “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.”