Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek (1997)

6 mistakes in season 1

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The Wrestler's Tomb - S1-E1

Factual error: During the examination of the crime scene at the beginning of the episode, not one of the Crime Scene Officers or any of the police on site wear latex gloves. The supervising police officer picks up a vital piece of evidence - a small bag of jewellery - with bare hands! They have hopelessly contaminated the scene.


The House of Monkeys - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Jonathan is falling down the stairs when being chased by the ape, there is 1 shot where you can see it's a stunt man. Slow mo may help but is not essential.

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The House of Monkeys - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The way the pumpkin is positioned when Maddy is trying to cut it keeps changing depending on the angle. It is either on its side or upright.

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The House of Monkeys - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jonathan falls down the stairs when being chased by the ape, his trousers go from black, to light blue, to black again.

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No Trace of Tracy - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: Creek reads a newspaper article about Tracy, a missing schoolgirl. The first paragraph of the article is about the schoolgirl, but the rest is about John Major (who had just been ousted by Tony Blair as prime minister when the episode was first aired, but, assuming this was filmed some months earlier, would still have been in power). The first line of the article following the first paragraph starts mid-sentence, as if the first paragraph has simply been pasted over the top of the existing article. This mistake is surprising as there is a photograph of John Major alongside the article and the newspaper remains in shot long enough for it to be spotted without the need to pause the DVD or video.

Jack in the Box - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Maddy and Jonathan are driving down to where Jack was found, the scenery outside is constantly repeating itself.

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Madeline Magellan: Enough with the pedanticism and let us eat.
Jonathan Creek: The word is pedantry.

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