The Omega Man - Episode 15 - Jonathan Creek Podcast

The Omega Man – Episode 15

The Omega Man was the third episode of Jonathan Creek’s third season. This episode featured aliens from another dimension, US Military overreach and some serious ethical questions. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at truth and whether it’s out there, or all around. (Wait, is that truth, or love?)

 

 

When Maddy receives an intriguing invitation to meet a stranger in an abandoned warehouse she inevitably cannot resist and comes face to face with Professor Lance Graumann (John Shrapnel) and his assistant Phillipa Farell (Jane Booker). Before she knows what is really going on a delegation of US Military officers led by Cpt. Frank Candy (Michael Brandon) arrive to take possession of what appears to be an alien corpse.

 

There was a small role for future EastEnders stalwart Charlie Brooks as Trudi, a Jonathan Creek fangirl.

 

The Omega Man was again written by the show’s creator, David Renwick. Keith Washington directed once more while Verity Lambert remained as producer.

 

The Omega Man was released in 1999. It is 50 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. The episode can be viewed on Netflix in the UK and Ireland and the entire series is available on DVD in the UK and other countries, including a comprehensive box set of all the episodes up until Christmas 2016, released by the BBC.

  • Chris Pollard

    He asked for $100k which I guess was around £65k at the time. Another good episode in my book.

    • Jonathan Creek Podcast Team

      I think that’s almost certainly correct re: the currency.

    • Ah. I didn’t catch the dollars vs. pounds thing. Was thinking he asked for 100K, paid off the pet shelter and pocketed 35K. Makes more sense (for the character) to have only asked for what he needed to take care of the shelter.

  • Kiara

    I really can not make up my mind if I like this episode or not. I think it shows Jonathan in a different light which I liked. Maddie being Maddie getting into trouble again for a story linked in nicely. I’ve yet to watch columbo sorry guys but my boyfriends grandad has lent me the boxset so I’m good to go! Will keep you posted 🙂 great podcast guys very much enjoying your views.

    • Jonathan Creek Podcast Team

      Ah! You’ll enjoy it, I’m sure!!

    • I’m with you on this one, Kiara. The episode had its moments, but not sure I was quite on board with it overall. Enjoy that Columbo box set. 🙂

      • Kiara

        Yes. I must say I’ve been so busy with work and seeing family I haven’t had chance to watch columbo yet. (So sorry I’ll get there soon!) I have high hopes!