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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - Reported by John Bowman
The new mini-series of Jonathan Creek will start on Friday 28th February at 9pm, the BBC confirmed today.

The BBC One drama, starring Alan Davies as the eponymous mystery-solver and Sarah Alexander as his wife, Polly, returns for three episodes, beginning with The Letters of Septimus Noone.
When a classic locked-room novel is turned into a West End musical, one of its stars falls victim to a real-life "impossible crime".

The Mystery of the Yellow Room, based on a 19th-century story by Gaston Leroux, is currently thrilling London theatre audiences with its enticing blend of music, romance and sizzling Gothic melodrama.

But events take a sinister turn one night when the show's glamorous singing sensation Juno Pirelli is found horribly stabbed inside a locked dressing room, from which no assailant could possibly have escaped.

No weapon or any other evidence of an intruder can be found, nor any rational explanation for the victim's wounds.

As the actress's life hangs in the balance, her producer and colleagues remain baffled. And attention once again turns to the lateral-thinking Jonathan Creek for a solution to the whole grisly puzzle.

But can Creek - now a happily-married man - even be persuaded to embark upon the investigation? As he and his wife, Polly, struggle to come to terms with a sudden personal tragedy, a series of dark and disturbing family secrets is about to emerge that will throw the couple's whole world into turmoil . . .
Davies recently revealed to Radio Times that the episode will parody BBC One stablemate Sherlock, with fast cutting and close focusing on clues as a Creek admirer and criminology student called Ridley, portrayed by Kieran Hodgson, gets things hopelessly wrong when he imitates Sherlock while attempting to work out the recent travels of Creek and his wife.

The episode will co-star Ali Bastian as Juno Pirelli, Paula Wilcox as Hazel Prosser, Simon Thomas as Christophe Holtz, and Raquel Cassidy as Sharon.

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