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Case Histories is a television series based on a series of much admired novels by Kate Atkinson. The lead character is a private investigator Jackson Brodie, played by Jason Isaacs which some eagle-eyed viewers might remember from the Harry Potter movies or the movie The Patriot. Those who have listened to the audio books for the novel series might recognize his voice since he narrated the abridged audio books.

Jackson Brodie is a former soldier and police officer with a tough exterior and a heart of gold. Brodie is haunted by a tragedy in his past involving his family and struggles to balance his work life and home life while assisting the bereaved, the lost, and dysfunctional in Edinburgh, a city in Scotland.

Brodie is a former soldier in the British army and officer in the Lothian and Borders Police department, turned PI, private investigator. Brodie is driven by the need to bring peace to the victims and their families, no matter who these victims or families might be.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on BBC One
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
June 5, 2011
Crime
8.0/10
Cast: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton, Millie Innes
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  • Jackson attempts to help a teenage boy who has grown up in the shadow of his murdered mother to learn how she really died. He also has a dilemma of his own to deal with as a past case threatens his future.

  • A woman believes that her daughter's riding accident was murder and as he investigates Jackson Brodie needs to confront some tough truths of his own.

  • A young woman hires Brodie to see if her fiancĂ© is cheating on her and during his inquiries he is also hired by the man's ex-mother-in-law, who suspects the fiancĂ© of murdering her daughter. As a straightforward investigation turns into a cold case, matters get more complicated on the domestic front when Brodie's daughter, Marlee, moves in with him.

  • Now back in Edinburgh following a child-snatching job in Munich, Jackson finds it hard to deal with guilt about whether he returned the child to the right parent or if he was conned. After Hope McMaster, a woman looking for her birth parents, approaches Jackson for help, he finds his search taking him into the centre of 1979 police corruption and murder.

  • Jackson ends up being released from jail, but his arrest has made a connection with the Joanna Hunter case. Jackson attempts to find her before anything bad happens to her. Marcus finds himself becoming caught up in the cheating wife case.

  • Jackson is pestered by a client into looking into a seemingly routine case of marital infidelity. H esoon finds himself though becoming involved in a train accident while looking for evidence. A troubled girl also needs his help.

  • DI Louise Munroe and Marcus Stewart end up joining Jackson at Martin's house where Jackson has discovered a body battered to death. Jackson end up believing that the road-rage attacker, Terrence Smith, has murdered Martin. Jackson is relieved when Martin ends up showing up and dead man is revealed as Richard Moat. Deborah manages to track down the road-rage car to Graham Hatter, Gloria's husband. Gloria is discovered burning clothes in the garden and Jackson thinks she's planning a new start. He end up discovering a picture of the road rage victim inside the house. Jackson and Martin end up finding out that Hatter's cleaning company is making girls to work as prostitutes. Gloria ends up being scared by Smith after he turns up at her house looking for her husband.

  • Jackson continues to look into the disappearance of Olivia Land and he pays a visit to the murder victim's father Theo Wyre, who is shocked by Laura's death. Jackson struggles with the news that his ex-wife is moving to New Zealand with their daughter.

  • Jackson Brodie pays a visit to a regular client to help look for her missing cat but things end up taking a peculiar turn after some of her neighbours ask with him to find their sister, who went missing 30 years ago.

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