The Coonskin Cap was the first episode of Jonathan Creek‘s fourth season. Jonathan and Carla are reacquainted over an apparent serial killer with a flair for the dramatic. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at deceptive appearances and working with your ex.
The episode re-introduced Julia Sawalah’s Carla Borrego as she and her new husband Brendan Baxter (Adrian Edmondson) work to produce a Crimewatch competitor TV show.
Inspector Ted Parnevik (Terence Hillyer) and his apparent love interest Sergeant Heather Davey (Anna Wilson-Jones) lead the police team trying to snare the perpetrator, while Moira Jane Rowe (Veronica Leer) makes a partial confession. Tina Martin also appears as the tragic Velma, who sadly dies on a night out with Adam Klaus.
The Coonskin Cap was written by the show’s creator, David Renwick. Christine Gernon directed, while Verity Lambert remained as producer.
The Coonskin Cap was released in 2003. It is 60 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. The episode is available 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.