Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek (1997)

7 mistakes in season 1

(3 votes)

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.

PEDAUNT

The Wrestler's Tomb - S1-E1

Plot hole: In the end, we see that Francesca entered the bedroom, ruffed up the bed, and tied herself up before shooting Shale. However, if Katrina hadn't entered the bedroom moments after the fatal shooting, where is Francesca's alibi? If Katrina weren't there, Francesca would have been sat there for possibly hours. The police would reasonably guess she shot him and then tied herself up. How did Francesca know that Katrina was going to be there and at what time in order to testify to her innocence? (00:41:00)

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.

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

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Chosen answer: It was a bottle of turpentine.

Methylated spirit, always coloured purple.

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