Jason Isaacs returns to American telly

Unfortunately, the first bit of news out of Liverpool and the BBC Showcase happened before it has even begun. Like most meetings some of the greatest information can be obtained via hallway conversations and side meetings. On the upside, American fans of Case Histories and Harry Potter soon will be able to get a weekly, […]

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The music of Case Histories 2.2

Another Sunday, another brilliant Case Histories broadcast on BBC One with an equally as brilliant soundtrack. I’m feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Last nights episode, “Nobody’s Darling”, saw Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs) encountering a grieving mother who is convinced that her daughter’s riding accident was murder. As with episode one, this […]

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The haunting soundtrack continues in BBC's Case Histories 2

One of the best series to come along in recent memory is Case Histories. Besides Jason Isaac’s brilliant portrayal of Jackson Brodie, the soundtrack should almost get a co-star credit as it is so much a part of the series filling the screen as the ex-cop from Yorkshire jogs across the hills overlooking Edinburgh, listening […]

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Case Histories returns to BBC One this Sunday, 19 May

The excrutiatingly long wait for the return of Case Histories ends this Sunday, 19 May as BBC One has set the transmission date for the premiere. Jason Isaacs, probably best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, is back as the dashing, yet troubled private investigator, Jackson Brodie, with three […]

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More Case Histories in 2013. Life is good.

Without question, the recent talk-of-the-nation gems from PBS’ Masterpiece series have been Downton Abbey and Sherlock. One short 3-part series that flew under the Downton/Sherlock radar, however, has gained quite a following since its premiere back in 2011. Case Histories, adapted from the brilliant mind palace of Kate Atkinson, features Jackson Brodie, a private investigator […]

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BBC makes 'case' for more Case Histories

This just in…Case Histories II is coming to a telly near you in the not-too-distant future. Brilliantly adapted from the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson, Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot, The Brotherhood), is a mix of cold case crimes and fresh bloodshed, all needing the unique detective talents of […]

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Wallander 3 set for September 2012 on PBS

Word from PBS World Headquarters is that the newest series of Wallander now has a September 2012 broadcast transmission date set. The greatness that is Sir Kenneth Branagh will return as Kurt Wallander for another three installments of Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell’s classic detective series. Written by Peter Harness, who is known to PBS […]

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BBC Endeavor – music soundtrack 101

Just like the incredibly important job of the editor, a brilliant music soundtrack can elevate a good story into a great one. PBS Masterpiece viewers will, no doubt, remember the haunting soundtrack to Case Histories with Jason Isaacs broadcast last Fall. With the U.S. broadcast of Endeavor with Shaun Evans set for a July 2012 […]

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The music of a PBS 'Masterpiece', Case Histories

The PBS Masterpiece presentation, Case Histories, has definitely taken viewers minds off the fact that there are still 76 days until the premiere of Downton Abbey 2 on January 8, 2012. Two episodes into the 3-part series starring Jason Isaacs as private investigator Jackson Brodie has generated not only strong viewing numbers but significant viewer […]

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