The latest episode of Jonathan Creek, the story follows a young housekeeper who comes to Jonathan and his new sidekick Joey for help after a series of ghostly events occur in the house where she works.
I've always been a fan of Jonathan Creek, and after the excellent special last year, I had high hopes for this, as a rare new episode. I have to admit I was disappointed. Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I don't think it was a total waste of time, as the story went on it redeemed itself a little, but admittedly was still disjointed and sometimes silly.
The story itself doesn't really kick in for 45 minutes, up until this point I wondered what Jonathan and Joey were bothering to investigate: a hundred odd year old ghost story, some mildly threatening notes and a ghostly figure in the woodshed - all didn't seem to amount to much. Halfway through a murder takes place, but as another reviewer has noted, whilst you might guess a couple of answers, the audience has no way of deducing the whole story because a key element of the back story is kept from us until the end.
Perhaps had the writers thought the story through a bit more and worked with some of the strong elements (an empty house full of sheeted furniture and figures is rather creepy) and left out the stupid bits (seriously the cat litter, why did we need to see that?). The ending reveals how the deed was done, but the moral element jarrs when we consider who should have been punished, is there an easy answer?
I hope more episodes will be commissioned, but on the basis of this one and the feedback here, I don't have high hopes.