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Master Keaton

Season 1 1998 - 2000

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  • 1998-10-05T15:00:00Z on NHK BS1
  • 25 mins
  • 16 hours, 15 mins (39 episodes)
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Drama, Mystery, Anime
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Taichi Keaton is a man of many talents: father, historian, frequent traveler, negotiator, archaeologist, former survival instructor, and all while working as an insurance investigator for Lloyd's of London. While his methods may seem a bit unorthodox, he gets the job done when needed, but not without a little something to learn or teach in the process. Through all of his adventures, some people call him a quack. Those who know him well call him a master of life...


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39 episodes

1x01 (1) Man in a Maze

  • Series Premiere

    1998-10-05T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

The mysterious death of a soldier in Greece causes suspicion. Lloyd's sends Keaton as an insurance investigator.

1x02 (2) Little Giant

  • 1998-10-12T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Bounty hunters stakes out a former German Red Army member, Rosa. Keaton is hired by her wealthy family to protect her.

1x03 (3) Strange Tale of Lasagna

  • 1998-10-19T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton is hired to retrieve nine year old Flora from Italy. They flee for France where her mother waits.

1x04 (4) Immortal Man

  • 1998-10-26T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton saves the "immortal man" from the Russian Mafia. The man reveals the secret of the Romanov Treasures.

1x05 (5) Paris Under the Roof

  • 1998-11-02T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

After being fired from a college in Tokyo, Keaton finds a job as an instructor at an adult education center in France. There he meets...

1x06 (6) White Goddess

  • 1998-11-09T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton meets Anna in Scilly Islands in England, who is protecting an archaeological site all by herself.

1x07 (7) Memories of Summer Pudding

  • 1998-11-16T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton, hoping to spend the summer vacation alone with Yuriko, heads for a farmhouse where he spent summers as a boy.

1x08 (8) Negotiator's Rule

  • 1998-11-23T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton heads for the countryside in England to rescue a kidnapped manager of a Japanese electronics corporation.

1x09 (9) Journey with a Lady

  • 1998-11-30T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton meets an arrogant old lady on a train from Germany to Switzerland who claims to be pursued by the Czech Secret Service.

1x10 (10) Charlie

  • 1998-12-07T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton helps a childhood friend Charlie Chapman, also a world-renowned detective, with the murder case of an art dealer.

1x11 (11) Special Menu

  • 1998-12-14T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton assists an Englishman to become a Chinese chef with the help of a secret recipe.

1x12 (12) A Case for Ladies

  • 1998-12-21T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton and an elderly woman who loves detective movies pursue the truth behind a high-profile murder case.

1x13 (13) A Peaceful Death

  • 1999-01-04T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

A terrorist finds his conscience and seeks Keaton's help to locate and defuse two IRA bombs in a crowded London shopping mall.

1x14 (14) Wall in One's Heart

  • 1999-01-11T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton helps a German businessman to locate his long-lost daughter while she seeks to avenge her mother's death in a labor camp in East Germany.

1x15 (15) Long Hot Day

  • 1999-01-18T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

An attack dog ruthlessly stalks Keaton deep in the mountains of Spain.

1x16 (16) The Elm Tree Forever

  • 1999-01-25T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Earl Fenders' bankruptcy leaves him a broken man, but his son, Robert, needs his fathers overbearing personality to inspire his music - can Keaton restore the father's domineering arrogance?

1x17 (17) A Mansion of Roses

  • 1999-02-08T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Edmond Layman was found murdered in his rose garden and his widow fears for her life. Their gardener, Eric, disappeared and is the chief suspect but Keaton soon unburies a thorny secret!

1x18 (18) Faker's Miscalculation

  • 1999-02-15T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Professor Bennington runs for Chancellor to save the college only to be targeted by a team of con men. But will the con men's professional pride lead them to change their minds?

1x19 (19) Into the Vast Sky...

  • 1999-02-22T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton's daughter meets a childhood friend who wants to free a hawk. Keaton and the boy's father secretly follow out of concern for the boy who also desperately wants to be free.

1x20 (20) The Island of the Cowards

  • 1999-03-01T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

The Polish Mafia takes over Keaton's hotel in a blaze of gunfire. Although accused of being cowards for their inaction, Keaton and a secret legend use their experience to win despite the terrible odds.

1x21 (21) The Thistle Emblem

  • 1999-03-08T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton flies to Scotland to investigate a watch preserved in a shrine in Japan.

1x22 (22) Chateau Lajonchee 1944

  • 1999-03-15T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton visits Burgundy to insure the extraordinary vintage wine Chateau Lajonchee 1944.

1x23 (23) No Way Out

  • 1999-03-22T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton must escort a fugitive through a perilous road across a bottomless swamp.

1x24 (24) The Day the Op Was Born

  • 1999-03-29T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton recalls the first time he met Daniel and became the insurance investigator 10 years ago...

1x25 (25) Kahriman Of The Desert

  • 1999-12-21T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton and the excavation team are left for dead in the Taklimakan Desert.

1x26 (26) Family

  • 1999-12-21T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton, asked to recruit a former East German Olympic swimmer, but first Keaton must deal with the swimmer's depression and face off against a group of skinheads.

1x27 (27) The Red Wind

  • 1999-12-21T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Razin left Russia to attend an air show in the UK, but after his two bodyguards are murdered, Keaton finds himself between Razin and a killer KGB agent.

1x28 (28) A Message From Alexeyev

  • 2000-01-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

While visiting a resort on a Spanish island, Keaton meets Sendel who reveals a tale of passion and betrayal between Russian agents and locals the Spanish Civil War 50 years ago.

1x29 (29) The Forbidden Fruit

  • 2000-01-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton crashes a party for the newest board member of the premiere accounting firm in the UK after he suspects the board member of murdering his way to the top!

1x30 (30) The Highlands In Your Eyes

  • 2000-01-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton attempts to rescue an artist forced to paint forgeries who has been held hostage in a house by his extreme shortsightedness and his shattered confidence.

1x31 (31) The Scent Is The Key

  • 2000-02-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man requests Keaton to investigate the untimely death of his friend who lacked a "scent of death."

1x32 (32) The Back Street

  • 2000-02-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

A reluctant Keaton believes he is handing enticement money to a woman on behalf of her father, but soon discovers quite a different story.

1x33 (33) Devil Like An Angel

  • 2000-02-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton searches for a Japanese art student in Italy only to discover the student has become involved with a terrorist group!

1x34 (34) The Agate Color Of Time

  • 2000-03-22T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton shares stories of his youth in Cornwall with his daughter, Yuriko.

1x35 (35) Love In May

  • 2000-04-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton's daughter becomes involved in a purse-snatching investigation in London while her father rests his broken leg in the hospital.

1x36 (36) Blue Friday

  • 2000-05-23T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

While Keaton chases after an elusive insurance beneficiary, his parter Daniel pursues a new beauty.

1x37 (37) Interview Day

  • 2000-05-23T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Keaton, unsure about pursuing a career as an archaeologist, allows himself to be distracted by his father on his way to an interview at Tozai University.

1x38 (38) Hunting Season (Part 1)

  • 2000-06-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Two knife murders in London drags Keaton into a chase tying the SAS to a vicious drug ring.

1x39 (39) Hunting Season (Part 2)

  • 2000-06-20T15:00:00Z — 25 mins

Two knife murders in London drags Keaton into a chase tying the SAS to a vicious drug ring.

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