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Case Histories

Follow in the footsteps of Jackson Brodie on the streets of Edinburgh and East Lothian.

Crime drama, Case Histories, from Kate Atkinson’s well-loved novels of the same name, follows crumpled and complex investigator Jackson Brodie as he attempts to unravel disparate case histories in modern-day Edinburgh.

Jason Issacs stars as the former soldier and policeman turned private investigator in this BBC adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s novels. Despite his tough-guy exterior, Jackson Brodie is unable to resist coming to the rescue of survivors of personal tragedies as he takes on their cold cases. Through the moving and often humorous character driven stories, Brodie attempts to bring a resolution to these unexplained mysteries.

Two series were shown on BBC One in 2011 and 2013 with both series set and filmed in Edinburgh. Guest stars have included Victoria Wood, Gary Lewis and James Cosmo.

Case Histories film locations in Edinburgh and East Lothian

For the nine episodes filming took place all over the city including: India Buildings, Calton HillEdinburgh Sheriff Court, Waverley Court, Princes Street Gardens and Arthur’s Seat which is a favourite jogging route for Brodie. Find these locations in the map below.

In East Lothian, the village of Inveresk, Yellowcraigs Beach, Musselburgh Racecourse and the Seabird Centre in North Berwick all make appearances. Read about these locations and more in our East Lothian guide > 

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