Case Histories: Season 1, Episode 3

One Good Turn, Part 1 (12 Jun. 2011)

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After seeing the corpse of a woman in the river - which disappears before the police arrive - Jackson intervenes,along with crime writer Martin Canning, when Paul Bradley is the victim of ... See full summary »

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Julia Land
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Josie Brodie
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Deborah Arnold
Millie Innes ...
Marlee Brodie
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After seeing the corpse of a woman in the river - which disappears before the police arrive - Jackson intervenes,along with crime writer Martin Canning, when Paul Bradley is the victim of an apparently random road rage attack. At the hospital's request Martin accompanies Paul home on his discharge and gets a shock when he looks in his bag. Meanwhile Jackson learns that the dead girl was Russian and worked for a rather sinister cleaning company. The trail leads to an orthodox church also used by dominatrix Tatiana who was pleasuring dodgy businessman Graham Hatter when he succumbed to a massive heart attack and who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Graham's wife Gloria. After another Russian girl's corpse is found Jackson has reason to believe Martin is in danger and rushes to his house but somebody has been there ahead of him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Dark, intense, depressing, lurid and Superb Investigative Series!
23 October 2011 | by (Manasota Key, Florida) – See all my reviews

Caught first episode of this riveting investigative series on local PBS outlet last Sunday eve, 17 October, 2011.

Scotland's breathtaking vistas of verdant green lands are bounded by bottomless, troubling, indigo waters over which skies streaked by wet, grey, slabs of Cold War Fear stand unsettling watch.

Jason Isaacs is a lawyer by education which makes him a gifted actor, as he well demonstrated with his luciferian character in "Patriot", Col. Tavington. What was it about Colonel Tavington - his smirk? His sadism? - which made you want to bash his face?*

No matter. Mr. Isaacs has a gift for drawing you in to his character and the dark, subtly menacing world in which he always gets his quarry.

Mr. Isaacs' character, 'Jackson Brodie' presents as a brooding, prescient, cautious investigator. He's a man indelibly haunted by traumatic events which bored holes thru his heart, scarring it with the priceless gift of insight into human weakness - for those who wish to see it.

Investigator Brodie bears his leaden cross in silence. The pain is always there just beneath the surface. It binds him to his audience which uses its gift of insight borne of pain to wrest reality from illusion, no small task in a world riddled with the cancer of deception, the designer disease of the Elites.

Wry, understated humor punctuates throughout as corpses surface, weaving threads of intrigue throughout a tapestry of rain, oblique motives, and ultimately, arrest.

Though many of us love life in the warmth, there's something enticing about the dank, rainy, vistas which frame so many scenes. And why not? After all, why would one hang oneself in the glorious heat of the sunny Caribbean? Wouldn't it be more fitting to gas oneself off in the dark, bone-chilling, North Sea cold? You bet it would, nothing quite like it, frankly, is there?

Mr. Isaacs 'Jackson Brodie' peels back the layers of the human psyche for our enjoyment and edification. One can only hope to see more episodes which fathom the depths of corrosion to the human soul.

Delightful, joyous, cheery, intriguing. Don't miss it.

Paul Vincent Zecchino

Manasota Key, Florida

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24 October, 2011

* - 'something about him which makes you want to bash his face.'

c. Ingmar Bergman, "The Magician"


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