Jemima Shore Investigates is a British crime/drama
series that was first broadcast on ITV1 from
8 June to 23 August 1983.
One season comprising 12 episodes were made, and the series is based on
of novels by Antonia Fraser.
It stars Patricia Hodge in the title role, as an investigative journalist
for a television
network. Her TV show is called
"Jemima Shore Investigates". Shaw's investigative
skills often see her become involved
in mystery and intrigue, typically among the British upper class. The series
was preceded by a six-part serial in
1979, which featured Maria Aitken as Shaw. This serial ultimately served
as a pilot for the full series.
episode: 'Dr. Ziegler's Casebook'
was the fifth episode of the series, and was first broadcast on 6 July
Tom stars as Dr. Norman
Ziegler, the director of the Woodside Clinic and its resident psychotherapist.
He is using violent criminals in an experiment involving regression therapy.
He is trying to regress his patients back to an earlier period of their
life when they were not criminally insane. Jemima Shaw discovers that Ziegler
has a contract with a secret government agency, which apparently wants to use his
"cured" patients as security operatives. Ziegler must report his progress
regularly to the head of this agency, Sterling Stanley, whose agents have
Ziegler under constant surveillance. Ziegler is having second thoughts about his
experiments, particularly with regard
to a patient named Kern. Ziegler reveals
to Jemima Shaw that he has regressed Kern back to a previous life, rather
than just his own past. It turns out that
this past life is none other than Jack the Ripper, and when Kern escapes
from the clinic the Ripper-style killings
It was as if, under hyponosis, Kern's body and mind
became a sort of carrier. The host - some bizarre parasite
who died a hundred years ago.
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