Time Waits for Norman - Episode 7 - Jonathan Creek Podcast

Time Waits for Norman – Episode 7

Time Waits for Norman was the second episode of Jonathan Creek’s second season and featured some timey-wimey, two-places-at-once shenanigans. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at a life so rich two people want to live it at once.



This episode featured Dermot Crowley as the duplicitous Norman Strangerson and Deborah Grant as his wife Antonia. There were important supporting roles for Graham Bryan as burger chef Lewis French, Diane Witter as Bernice, Lorelei King as Justine Bailey and Edward Halsted as Norman’s almost-alter-ego Mel Porthropp.


Time Waits for Norman was again written by the show’s creator, David Renwick. Sandy Johnson remained in charge behind the camera, while Verity Lambert continued as producer.


Time Waits for Norman was released in 1998. It is 49 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.


7 thoughts to “Time Waits for Norman – Episode 7”

  1. I didn’t think much of this episode.more left with confusion. They made Jonathan to look shallow (which I hated!) And Maddie look stupid. I agree it didn’t show their skills well. I did however laugh when Jonathan went into the wrong house and got attacked by the dog! Oops. I know some of the earlier episodes are better stories. I guess I’m a sucker for a locked room rather then a guy who just wants to lead a double life that got cought out. (Just my opinion) anyway looking forward to more podcasts from you guys!

    1. I think we came to a similar conclusion. Probably the weakest episode so far.

      1. Yes i guess a different angle on things we are used to seeing from David renwick. Maybe he was still trying out his ideas with the audience.

  2. A Couple of things stand out in this episode for me, but I do agree it is one of the weaker Maddie episodes. But saying that still more interesting than anything they came up with in the last series and the Sheridan Specials.
    Things that stick with me. Two actors in this episode make two appearances in the series as different characters. The brilliant Rob Jarvis as the wino / tramp was also in No Trace of Tracy. And Lorelei King was also in the Carla episode The Seer of the Sands.
    The stand out moment for me belongs to Rob Jarvis when asked if he recognized a man in a photograph. The set up with the two dim waitresses was perfect so the following coup de grace with Rob hit home twice as hard. One of the better set pieces from the entire series.

  3. Iain, I heard you casting disparaging remarks about Newt Gingrich. I’m not saying this because the Trump supporting Republicans are not what your being told they are by the left MSmedia. The fact that Trump is turning out to be a great President is driving them absolutely insane. After a year and a half of professing that his chances were nil, he embarrassed them by winning and now they will stop at nothing to destroy him, including lying to you. Newt is within the smartest political minds in the world and a religious man of the highest moral standards and ethics.Not like the left.

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