Case Histories: Series 1


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Edinburgh-based private investigator Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs, Harry Potter) tracks lost cats, wayward spouses, and killers on the run—and does a lot of running himself to escape the memories of his traumatic past. Based on the award-winning novels by Kate Atkinson. Also stars Amanda Abbington (Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Natasha Little (Vanity Fair), Phil Davis (Vera Drake), and Keith Allen (Robin Hood). Seen on Masterpiece Mystery! 6 episodes, 5 ¾ hrs (plus behind-the-scenes featurette), 2 DVDs, SDH.
Disc 1
Episode One: Case Histories, Part 1
Brodie gets a couple of new cases in quick succession. The first is for two sisters who want him to investigate the disappearance of their younger sister 30 years ago. The other case involves the distraught father of a murdered daughter.

Episode Two: Case Histories, Part 2
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.

Episode Three: One Good Turn, Part 1
On an early morning run along the coast, Brodie spots a woman’s body in the water but is unable to prevent it from floating out to sea. When the police appear less than enthusiastic about investigating, Brodie decides to do it himself.

Disc 2
Episode Four: One Good Turn, Part 2
Brodie has several questions to ponder: Why would a road rage attacker want to kill him and another bystander who witnessed the incident? What does the attacker have to do with a shady cleaning business? And how does it relate to the body Brodie saw in the sea?

Episode Five: When Will There Be Good News? Part 1
While investigating an apparently routine case of marital infidelity, Brodie falls into another job—tracking down a mother and her baby who, the husband claims, are staying with a relative.

Episode Six: When Will There Be Good News? Part 2
Brodie picks up a lead on the missing mother and child, and learns that the husband knows more than he has been willing to admit. Brodie also discovers why one of his clients has been so desperate to find his wife.
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 347 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR
"Splendid"—The Guardian (UK)

"Perfectly entertaining"—The Independent (UK)

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Case Histores
By Shopper from AB on 1/5/2013

A very good mystery series. Thoroughly enjoyed and felt that Jason Isaacs did a great portrayal of Jackson Brodie

Case histories
By Shopper from GA on 5/6/2014

Well acted,credible

Case Histories
By Beverly from GA on 12/18/2012

I had watched the series last year and was sorry to see it go off the air. I love good detective stories and this one is well acted with Jason Isaacs , Harry Potter, . I found this DVD in the Acorn catalog and realize that there were two more shows I had not seen. It is a continuing story so don't miss a one. I would give this a 5 star rating.

Case Histories
By Hope from NY on 10/16/2013 opportunity to view this fine series in the comfort of our living room, and at a time convenient for us.

By L. from VA on 7/2/2013

Purchased for Father's day gift...arrived in good time and condition, we are enjoying watching the DVDs.

By dayo from CA on 4/30/2012

This is an OUTSTANDING series!!!! one of the best written, best acted I have seen in a long time. Very good twisty plots with great characters that are very 3-D and likeable. Suspenseful, intense, really really great stuff. I hope they make more episodes!

This is absolutely wonderful!
By Harriet from NY on 11/25/2011

I stumbled upon this series by accident and was immediately hooked. It is so smart and well-done. The storyline twists and shifts in the most unexpected ways. You will not be bored.

Well worth watching
By C. from CA on 10/3/2013

Had seen one episode on PBS, so I wanted the entire story. Former police officer turned private eye, Brody is portrayed very well by Jason Isaacs. Haunted by a sad childhood, he throws himself into finding missing people , and pets, . Focus is on the human story behind the cases. His personal life also evolves with quite a few 'bumps' along the way. Excellent dialogue, filmed professionally , easy on the eyes, ,very minimal gore, some violence but no gratuitous blood. Full of little plot turns, never predictable.

By Barbara from MA on 10/29/2012

I wish there were more eipisodes.