Case Histories

 

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Character: Laura Wyre
Created by: Kate Atkinson
Other cast: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton
Premiere date: June 2011
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Running time: 1h
Appearances: Season 1 E01

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Storyline

Private investigator Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs), a former soldier and policeman, belies a deeply empathetic heart under his tough-guy exterior. He’s unable to resist coming to the rescue and is a magnet for the bereaved, the lost and the dysfunctional. Intriguing, moving and funny, the character-driven stories conjure up a richly imagined world in which Jackson Brodie attempts to bring resolution to the victims of unexplained mysteries and comfort to the survivors of personal tragedies. He is the ultimate survivor himself—a bruised optimist, compelled to help others. Assisted by his faithful colleague Louise Munroe (Amanda Abbington), Jackson attempts to provide answers to those without hope of ever finding them any other way.

 

Episodes

Season 1 Episode 1 « Case Histories »
Original air date : June 5, 2011
Directed by : Marc Jobst
Written by : « Case Histories »
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While searching for a lost cat, Scottish private investigator and former policeman, Jackson Brodie takes on the cold case of a girl who went missing thirty years earlier. He is also talked into helping a grieving father find the man who murdered his daughter (Rose Leslie), and tracking down the niece of a mysterious seductress. In addition to his hunt for a killer and a long-vanished young girl, Brodie takes on another missing-persons case. This time the absent youth is the niece of a woman he met in a bar, who secured his services through an unorthodox method.