Victoria Wood is joining the cast of crime drama Case Histories for its second series.

The show, based on the best-selling novels of Kate Atkinson, stars Jason Isaacs as private eye Jackson Brodie.

He said: "I can't wait to put on the crumpled, witty, self-destructive, noble and naughty skin of Jackson Brodie again and dive into the unique flavour of Kate Atkinson's worlds."

He continued: "Nobody connects the past with the present and the absurd with the heart-wrenching like she does and we all feel excited and lucky to bring another bunch of stories of damage and delight to the screen."

Wood will appear in the first episode which is adapted from Atkinson's novel Started Early, Took My Dog.

She said: "I am a huge fan of Kate Atkinson and couldn't resist the chance to be involved in Case Histories."

The other two episodes are based on story ideas from Atkinson rather than full novels.

All three will be shown on BBC One next year.