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Masterpiece Mystery
Case Histories, Episode 3
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In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

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Episode Three (based on the novel When Will There Be Good News?)

Private investigator Jackson Brodie is on a stakeout for Gary Moore, the photographs provided by Brodie will offer proof of his wife Michelle's infidelity. Returning home through the Scottish countryside, Brodie's car stalls, leaving him to be sideswiped by an old woman he must soon protect from an oncoming train — but not in time to save himself.

In the hospital, Brodie meets his savior — young Reggie, a precocious girl who rescued him. Reggie is the nanny for Dr. Joanna Hunter, whose husband Neil has abruptly announced that she's gone to see family. But Reggie recalls Joanna had no family, arousing suspicion and Reggie's youthful inquisition. Intrigued himself but not entirely convinced, Brodie delves into the case.

Past and present collide in an explosive conclusion, one that causes Brodie to reevaluate his life and make a surprising declaration. Based on the novel When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson, Case Histories stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) as Jackson Brodie.

Co-produced by Articola Productions PLC and Ortalis Productions PLC

A Ruby Film and Television Production in association with Monastic Productions

Ruby Film & TV Monastic Productions Ingenious

For BBC BBC Scotland

© Ruby Film and Television Ltd MMXI



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