Danse Macabre - Episode 6 - Jonathan Creek Podcast

Danse Macabre – Episode 6

Danse Macabre was the first episode of Jonathan Creek’s second season and once again the show featured a seemingly impossible escape from a locked room. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at a garage, some paint pots and a tell-tale pair of shoes.



Full Show Notes to follow.


Danse Macabre was again written by the show’s creator, David Renwick. Sandy Johnson remained in charge behind the camera, while Verity Lambert took over as producer.


Danse Macabre was released in 1998. It is 50 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. An abridged edition can be viewed on Netflix in the UK and Ireland and the original cuts are available on DVD in other countries, including a comprehensive box set of all the episodes up until Christmas 2016, released by the BBC.


8 thoughts to “Danse Macabre – Episode 6”

  1. This was one of the better episodes. I did enjoy this one and probably have watched this one the most. I however didn’t know it was David that did the voice of the skeleton tho! Glad to learn new things. I sometimes just watch this episode to see the look on Maddy’s face when she asks Lorna for her version of events lol makes me laugh every time or for the strange walk/run the policeman does around the back of the garage as the security light turns on. Ok I’m sounding strange now lol. A classic jc story solved and it wasn’t done with mirrors!

    1. For me, this was the best episode so far – even if it seems to be one that people managed to figure out quicker than the others!

  2. I liked this episode even though I have some of the same issue that Iain and Gerry did. It’s like they had the solution and worked backwards to get them there. This is ok, but it does make some of the things seem wrong. I’ll add some qualms about it. 1. Drucker took a chance shooting out those tyres. How did he know the figure wouldn’t kill Lorna? As Gerry might say, “Chancy!” 2. How in the heck did they manage to get all that medical information? It seems that doctors give out confidential medical information to anyone who shows up. Now I’m not a medical doctor, but if a reporter and magician’s consultant show up at my office, I’d be saying, “Here’s the door. Please don’t let it hit you on your way out” (only not that politely).

    Still, I did enjoy this episode. Also Peter Davison is my favourite Doctor. I started watching Dr Who just at the tail end of Tom Baker’s time (lived on the east coast of Canada and got the show through American PBS station from Maine), so Davison was the first Doctor I saw from beginning to the end. I’m still scarred by Adric’s death. I just not see it coming. AND pre-internet, I had no access to the UK press to warn me. I kept thinking: “They’re not going to kill him. They’re not going to kill him. They’re not going to kill him.” Then they did.

  3. Hah! Brad from Superman 3. I’d totally forgotten about that part of the movie. (Can you blame me if it’s not one of my superhero film favorites?) But sure enough, same guy. Only other thing I remember seeing him in is one of the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episodes. I wondered if he was actually American–that accent is a little too stereotypical to be real. At any rate, the missus and I quite enjoyed both episode and podcast, as usual. Hadn’t thought of it before, but they do seem to be dumbing Maddie down a bit from the earlier episodes. She started off as a pretty strong character in her own right, but I think was more and more relegated to sidekick status as things went on. Still, great stuff all around. Great job as always, Gerry and Iain!

      1. Just caught up on the podcast and to credit Iain and Gerry it’s mentioned just before the discussion about Mexican golfers 🙂

        1. Yep, that’s right where I heard it too. 😉 It’s been years since I watched Superman 3, and it wasn’t till Gerry and Iain mentioned the connection that the light went on in my brain….

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