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Masterpiece Mystery
Case Histories, Episode 1
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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 One (based on the novel Case Histories)

Scottish private investigator and former policeman Jackson Brodie is busy "investigating" a 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. Brodie, a father and a survivor of a family tragedy, feels compelled to take the case.

Back at Brodie's office, Theo Wyre arrives tormented by the murder of his daughter Laura in broad daylight in his office.

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

Brodie investigates aided by Marlee, his 8-year-old daughter and eager sidekickt. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kate Atkinson, Case Histories stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) as the maverick 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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