Saturday, 1 March 2014

MSN TV: BBC1's JONATHAN CREEK - 'The Letters of Septimus Noone'

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Today over at MSN TV: I've reviewed the series return of BBC1's long-running 'whodunit' JONATHAN CREEK, starring Alan Davies & Sarah Alexander...
Last year's Jonathan Creek Easter special was terribly clich├ęd and spoiled by a ludicrous explanation so my hopes weren't high for the beginning of this fifth series. And to be honest, there was a good deal of pointless clutter in opener The Letters of Septimus Noone; David Renwick didn't appear to have a deep enough story to last the hour, so threw in ancillary mysteries to fill time. This gave the episode an unbalanced feel, so it became difficult to settle into — especially as no victim appeared until 20 minutes into the hour. Renwick then made the odd decision to reveal the explanation to the audience ahead of Creek himself.

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