Starring: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Time Waits for Norman - S2-E2
Question: What exactly did Jonathan and Maddie give to the tramp in exchange for information?
Chosen answer: It was a bottle of turpentine.
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Madeline Magellan: Enough with the pedanticism and let us eat.Jonathan Creek: The word is pedantry.
Ian Avery-Cooper loses his lottery ticket which is immediately picked up and appropriated by Leonard Corbyn. However, Avery-Cooper immediately reports the loss to the shopkeeper who sold him the ticket. All lottery sales staff are trained in what to do under these circumstances, because it happens a lot - they cancel the lost ticket and issue a new one. Since Avery-Cooper used the same numbers every week this would not pose a problem, but even if he didn't the ticket would be recorded on the seller's computers and could be precisely reconstructed. This would be even easier since Avery-Cooper reports the loss within a minute of it happening and we see that he has the receipt for the sale in his hand. Corbyn's stolen ticket would be worthless and Avery-Cooper would be able to claim his rightful winnings.