Jekyll (2007)

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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

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 Dr. Tom Jackman / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Claire Jackman / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Peter Syme (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Katherine Reimer (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Miranda (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Min (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Ms. Utterson / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Freeman (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Benjamin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Eddie Jackman (4 episodes, 2007)
Christopher Day ...
 Harry Jackman (4 episodes, 2007)
Bruce Mackinnon ...
 Malcolm (4 episodes, 2007)
Malcolm Storry ...
 Colonel Hart (3 episodes, 2007)
Al Ashton ...
 Christopher (2 episodes, 2007)
Victor Power ...
 Pete (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Nicki (2 episodes, 2007)
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family. There is a wife and two children that he'll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he's determined to keep his dark side in line. He's done a deal with his own devil. What neither of them knows is that an ancient organisation, with limitless wealth and power, is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. Written by Anonymous

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It's 2007 and there's a new Dr Jekyll with an old problem...Mr Hyde. See more »


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Gina Bellman doesn't enjoy working with props, because she always managed to damage them in TV shows like Coupling (2000). But by the time of Jekyll (2007), she managed to conquer that problem. See more »

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Mr. Hyde: Let's play liiionnns!
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The title appears intermittently in the background. In the last episode, it turns from Jekyll into Hyde. See more »

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Truly this is what a mini series should be
8 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After watching the final episode on DVD I can list this as one of the best mini series of recent memory. I remained on the edge of my seat throughout each and every episode, so completely drawn into the characters and story line.

James Nesbitt absolutely shines throughout his performance with the contrasting shades of Dr Jackman/Hyde's personalities. The sheer intensity of Hyde left me aquiver, never quite knowing what was next.

An excellent supporting cast showing a range of dynamic talent in bringing the back story to life. An eclectic mix of personalities, each of the characters interacts convincingly with the others, weaving a captivating performance.

The references to Robert Louis Stevenson's works were both subtle and gross, and I think a second watching is in order to truly appreciate the depth of the writing.

Certainly not the kind of television one expects nowadays, Jekyll hearkens to days of true creative writing and absolute engagement with the audience. Whether you while away a day watching the whole series, or watch the series piecemeal, a thoroughly entertaining romp through the annals of a classic with a contemporary twist.


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