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The Curse of the Bronze Lamp

Jonathan Creek, Series 5 Episode 3 of 3

A wealthy kidnap victim appears to pull off a mind-boggling act of teleportation to alert the police to her whereabouts.

Just when married life for Creek and Polly couldn't be sweeter, the first signs of conjugal friction begin to appear when a chance meeting with a stunning young weather forecaster sows the seeds of insecurity in Polly's mind - especially when it emerges that her husband and the glamorous Daisy Shand share a rather unusual and intimate secret.

And there are parallel rumblings in the life of the Creeks' new cleaning lady Denise, who constantly offloads her marital problems with apparent relish. Relations with her bovine husband Dean, it seems, are at such a low ebb she's decided to turn to the commercial sector for sexual fulfilment. Her plans for a night of sin with a hunky young male escort take a sudden tragic turn and the Creeks are inevitably called in to help. This leads to a bizarre spiral of events involving mistaken identity, the disposal of a dead body and a miraculous act of teleportation that leaves even Jonathan Creek lost for words. Is it too fanciful to attribute these magical developments to the rusty old 'Aladdin's lamp' that Denise recently unearthed at a car boot sale?

And as if life weren't complicated enough, a shocking photograph arrives in the mail which sends a chill down Polly's spine. Who took it? And who sent it? And most terrifyingly, is there a chance, as Creek suggests, that it might be about to go viral?

And finally, what is going on behind the net curtains at the apparently innocent riverside home of parish magazine editor Horace Greeley? And what is the strange dark secret being nursed by his elderly twin sisters?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Fri 14 Mar 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
Jonathan CreekAlan Davies
Polly CreekSarah Alexander
Horace GreeleyJohn Bird
DeniseJosie Lawrence
Heidi GreeleyJune Whitfield
Laurel GreeleyJune Whitfield
Lindsey IsherwoodElizabeth Conboy
Daisy ShandMelanie Gray
KarlTeddy Nicholas
EthanUriel Emil
Rowan IsherwoodDaniel Osgerby
KevinDar Dash
DCI Karren AdamsCaroline Lee Johnson
DeanMark Flitton
DirectorDavid Sant
ProducerRosemary McGowan
Executive ProducerDavid Renwick
Executive ProducerPete Thornton
WriterDavid Renwick