Case Histories: Episode 1

Airing October 16, 2011 on PBS   Check local listings

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Scottish private investigator and former policeman Jackson Brodie is busy "investigating" Binky Rain's lost cat when he is drawn in by cries next door. Two sisters have found a blue mouse toy, one that their sister Olivia held when she vanished 30 years ago, and that now has appeared in their deceased father's belongings. Brodie, a father and a survivor of a family tragedy, feels compelled to take the case.

Back at Brodie's not quite bustling office, Theo Wyre arrives tormented by his own tragedy — the murder of his daughter Laura in broad daylight in his office. Who would want to harm Laura, or was the bullet intended for Theo?

While brooding over these cases, Brodie receives a welcome distraction in the form of Shirley Manning. But underneath her romantic overtures are her true motivations — she too needs Brodie to find someone — her sister Michelle's daughter Tanya.

As Brodie investigates this world of lost girls, aided by Marlee, his 8-year-old daughter and eager sidekick, he'll confront obsessions, long-held secrets, and even be drawn back to the missing cat. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kate Atkinson, Case Histories stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) as the maverick Brodie.

Case Histories: Behind-the-Scenes Video
Stars Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington and author Kate Atkinson on the characters, filming in Scotland and more.

Case Histories Music
Get all the details on the haunting and memorable songs used in the series from artists including Mary Gauthier.

Q&A: Jason Isaacs
The Case Histories star sounds off on his character, being upstaged, and the real-life pain of playing a PI.

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