Previews Jonathan Creek’s 2016 Christmas Special to air on 28 Dec on BBC One Published 2 years ago on December 3, 2016 Jonathan Creek, the magic trick creating investigator, is back for a one off Christmas special this festive season. 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. Contemporaneous accounts describe his impossible feats of telekinesis, which have remained unexplained to this day. One hundred and fifty years after his death, the house is occupied by another, equally macabre, figure: veteran film director Nathan Clore (Ken Bones), whose output of horror movies in the 1970s generated its own brand of terror. With his health failing, Clore has summoned home his stepdaughter Alison (Georgie Lord), to finally share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there when she was a child. However, days before her arrival Clore suffers a debilitating stroke, rendering him paralysed and unable to communicate the truth Alison has hoped to learn. Within the house the ghostly presence of Jacob Surtees can still be felt, as Alison and her husband Stephen (Emun Elliot) unearth clues to the mystery that become more challenging and opaque, the deeper they probe. Stephen’s own life has been marred by tragedy. When his first wife Imelda was found poisoned to death in a bizarre locked room case it was only through the deductive talents of Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies) that the puzzle was eventually solved. Can Jonathan assist again? Or perhaps his wife Polly (Sarah Alexander), and her understandable aversion to hideous deaths, will persuade him to pass up the challenge – especially as there’s already a psychopathic killer on her husband’s trail, with a score to settle. In the meantime help may be at hand in the shape of the Reverend Wendell Wilkie (Warwick Davis) – a devotee of the impossible crime puzzle and Jonathan Creek fan – who becomes drawn into the mystery when he calls round to perform an exorcism. As the puzzle 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. The Christmas special will air on BBC One Wednesday 28 December 2016 at 9.00pm on BBC One Alan DaviesBBCJonathan CreekSarah AlexanderWarwick Davis Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... Episodes9 hours ago The Titan Games: The Titan Games Championship (Season Finale NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Titan Games Championship: After thousands of hopefuls applied, a field of 64 exceptional athletes has been narrowed down to... Episodes9 hours ago How to Get Away with Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Please Say No One Else Is Dead: Annalise and her team need to get to the truth before the truth... Episodes9 hours ago Flack: Episode Two (Pop Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Episode Two: Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her pop star client is being dropped by... Episodes9 hours ago Better Things: Chicago (S3EP1 FX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Chicago: Sam and Max go on a trip. Written by Pamela Adlon Directed by Pamela Adlon Airdate: Thursday 28 February... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry: Terra Jole, Lizzo, Howie Mandel (S4EP2 E! Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Terra Jole, Lizzo, Howie Mandel: Terra Jole breaks down as Tyler delivers a message of validation from her deceased father;... Episodes9 hours ago The Orville: Identity Part 2 (S2EP9 FOX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Identity Part 2: Ed and the crew travel to Isaac’s home planet Kaylon in the second half of this two... Episodes9 hours ago A Million Little Things: goodbye (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) goodbye: With questions still lingering around Jon’s death, his loved ones try to move on, each taking meaningful steps forward... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.