Jason to star in BBC Drama (based on Kate Atkinson Books)

Based on the popular and critically acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson, this mini-series was shot on location in Edinburgh and was quickly followed by a second season.

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Jason to star in BBC Drama (based on Kate Atkinson Books)

Post by thunder » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:35 am

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstor ... -one-drama

Jason Isaacs is to star in a new BBC One drama based on Kate Atkinson’s books featuring private investigator Jackson Brodie.
The series, which will be formed of six parts, will be filmed in Scotland and is due to be broadcast next year.


Yes, it's the audio books he was reading.
Funny, I pictured him as Jackson Brody when I listened to him reading the story. Looking forward to see that! :D

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Post by Marie » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:41 am

I love a good detective story!!!

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Post by grannybear » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:59 am

Back to the book stores.

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Post by Lisabella » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:30 am

Uiiii. Good news. :)

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Post by marilaine » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:47 am

Yay! :woot

Happy for Jason. :hug

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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:32 pm

fabulous, and we get 6 episodes, too

thanx thunder

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Post by grannybear » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:58 pm

Hopefully it'll also be on BBC America. (because then they will have a DVD region 1)

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Post by VittoriaZ » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:24 pm

Great news. Hope I get to see it! Thanks, thunder!

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Post by grannybear » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:13 pm

I was very interested to read the rest of the article about filming "Young James" about the early life of vet and author James Herriot.
I'm a fan of his books and have the DVD set of the TV series.
I see there is also something about a drama with David Tennant. What ever happened to Retreat?

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Post by Guest » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:11 pm

I can hardly wait for this BBC drama.

I loved the Kate Atkinson audio books read by Jason, especially the ones set in Edinburgh where he got great use of various Scottish accents.

I'll be in seventh heaven with the drama being filmed in Scotland, hopefully Edinburgh where the books are set, as I'll be there in November this year WOOHOO!!! A city I've always wanted to visit and now I'm going.

But this is another great opportunity for Jason doing a tv series. Fingers crossed it may result in another series for him.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:55 pm

I'll hold off buying the books until the series actually airs in England next year. Don't want to go the Pleading Guilty route again. Fool me once, Networks, . . .

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Post by catloveyes » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:09 pm

Amen, Helen!!!

But I am so happy for Jason,,,this would be fantastic and hopefully BBC America would broadcast it as well. :D

Thank you thunder, this is great news. :hug
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Post by grannybear » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:28 pm

I've already ordered the paperbacks. I think I'll enjoy them regardless.
There appears to be only 3 with a 4th to be published in 2011.

I thought Edinburgh was a fascinating city when I was there. That was in 1987 but the heart of these old cities never change.

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:45 am

more in from "The Sun"

"HARRY Potter actor Jason Isaacs is to star in a new BBC1 detective drama.

The six-part Case Histories - filmed and set in Scotland - is adapted from Kate Atkinson's mystery novels.

Isaacs - Lucius Malfoy in the Potter films - will play "complex and compulsive" private investigator Jackson Brodie.

BBC1 controller Jay Hunt said: "Case Histories is an exciting opportunity to bring contemporary adaptation to the channel.
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Post by kate, again » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:48 am

This is great news - I love murder mysteries.

I admit to being very disappointed when JI wasn't cast in Midsomer Mysteries. But it has worked out for the better - he can now create and establish a unique series and character.

Off to buy the books - I've been looking for something new for pleasure reading.

Anything to get me away from research.

Cheers,
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