The Three Gamblers - Episode 18 - Jonathan Creek Podcast

The Three Gamblers – Episode 18

The Three Gamblers was the final episode of Jonathan Creek’s third season. This episode featured a corpse attempting to escape from a locked room. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at one last adventure for a favourite character.

 

 

When nefarious villain Frank Geiger (John Bennett) invites Floyd Goodman (Harry Peacock) and Joe Wheeler (Cliff Barry) for a meeting ahead of a major drugs deal, the last thing he expects is for undercover police officer Karen Blaine (Nina Sosanya) to tag along. Meanwhile, her boss DI Gallo (John Bird) is looking for results.

 

Hattie Hayridge (Lizzie Gillespie), Cavan Clerkin (Sidney Australia), Lee Ingleby (Derek Spratley) and Jonathan Ross (himself, a cameo) also appeared.

 

The Three Gamblers was again written by the show’s creator, David Renwick. Richard Holthouse directed the last of his three episodes while Verity Lambert remained as producer.

 

The Three Gamblers was released in 2000. 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.

8 thoughts to “The Three Gamblers – Episode 18”

  1. Aw I kinda felt this one was rather odd. Like why would Jonathan wanna see a crap magic act for his birthday? And how did that lady know where to find him? I guess she was a cop after all so she prob just followed him or something. I felt there was a lot of stories within the story and they just rushed through the why’s and how’s. Not my fav episode 😔 I did however try the card throw that Jonathan did when I first watched I wasn’t much good lol. Must of took a lot of takes or a good bit of editing! Enjoyed hearing your thoughts again guys thanks ☺

    1. I don’t think he expected it to be a crap magic act – I think he was hoping for inspiration from more experimental performers!

      The card tossing is definitely an acquired skill!

    2. I don’t think he expected it to be a crap magic act – I think he was hoping for inspiration from more experimental performers!

      The card tossing is definitely an acquired skill!

      1. Ah true this would make sense. Just watching columbo! I’m on second episode. I’m quite enjoying it actually. Do we ever meet columbo’s wife? It seems more about how he works out who did it rather then us guessing. I do like how rude he can be just turns up at random places to ask questions lol!

        1. Don’t want to ruin anything re: his wife! Does she even exist?

          He is a unique character!!

          1. I’m getting through them will watch maybe a couple episodes today. I do like to try work out ‘who done it’ so I’m missing that element but it’s interesting to see which route columbo goes with his questions. Have started listening to your podcasts on columbo too! 😊

  2. Jonathan looses his phone when he fell pushing Maddie’s car out of the mud. It fell out of his pocket.

    1. Yeah, but when does he realise that? We see it fall and the next time it comes up he seems to know that, but hasn’t said anything!

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