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Jonathan Creek | Episode Guide
The Eyes of Tiresias
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Guest stars Rebecca Front, Terence Hardiman and James Gaddas.

Directed by Keith Washington

First transmitted 4th December 1999

Ratings 9.90 million
The Puzzle:
Audrey Panguitch, on old lady with only a goldfish for company, has been having strange dreams. Somehow, one of them predicts the murder of a prominent Swiss businessman, André Masson, down to the last detail.

When Jonathen encounters Audrey's niece Heidi at a party, he's intrigued by the mystery, as well as the subsequent mystery of how exactly he agreed to let Heidi use his windmill as a film location.

As Audrey's predictions become ever more bizarre, Jonathan goes downmarket to prove that dreams can form in the most unexpected ways. [Solution]
Five quick questions to test your knowledge of the episode.
Alan Davies
"Filming at the windmill is always my favourite, to be honest. We park up all the various vans and trucks and caravans that comprise a film unit in the field next door, and if it's a sunny day the caterers will throw a barbeque.

"My sister lives quite near the windmill, and she came over. She was heavily pregnant and really had a feast - she had two burgers and loads of salad and was clearly eating for two. Then she went home and went into labour that night. I had to go on the set the next day and announce that I had a nephew. So, very fond memories of that place."
Jonathan (not) Geek:
Jonathan is showing fewer signs of dysfunctionality in this series, perhaps because his adventures are given him greater experience of the world, and greater confidence. In this episode he shows a good knowledge of the Greek myths, but that's not in the same league as his obsessive love of prog rock or his impromptu lock-picking.

Getting a head:
André is played by Terrance Hardiman, best known to cult TV fans as The Demon Headmaster in the children's drama of the same name.

Jonathan Greek:
Tiresias was a blind prophet, the most famous soothsayer of ancient Greece. Son of Everes and the nymph Chariclo, Tiresias was either blinded by Zeus or Athena - depending on which version of the legend you believe.
The Solution: (point your mouse over the space below)
André, on the brink of financial ruin and discovering that Craig Downer was having an affair with his wife, attempted to set the man up. He recorded all the sound affects that would accompany his apparent murder onto CD, and planted it at Downer's house to make his suicide appear to be an elaborately staged murder. e then killed himself in the manner he had established on the recording.

Unfortunately, the CD was stolen when Downer's house was burgled, and ended up on a stall at a local market. Audrey Panguitch bought the CD, thinking it contained old time music, and loaded with others into her auto-changing CD player. Before the CD played, she had fallen asleep and heard the faked murder, somehow incorporating it into her dreams, and believed she'd had a premonition.

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