Rebus (2000–2004)
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Black and Blue 

The first of the REBUS programs introduces the Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus as he untangles the various strands of the interwoven web of criminal intrigues from Leith, Edinburgh ... See full summary »

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Ewan Stewart ...
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Joanna Roth ...
Eve Kendal
Stuart Hepburn ...
D Supt McCaskill
Gayanne Potter ...
Clare McCarron ...
Angie Riddell
David Lyon ...
Lawson Geddes
Robert McIntosh ...
Lenny Spaven
Lewis Howden ...
DI Ormond
Fish ...
Barry Judd
Jenny Foulds ...
Joanne McKenzie
Stevie Hannan ...
David Gallagher ...
D Supt Grogan
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The first of the REBUS programs introduces the Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus as he untangles the various strands of the interwoven web of criminal intrigues from Leith, Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Glasgow and points between. A serial killer of young women of the past, known as 'The Preacher' appears to have a copycat murderer dubbed 'The Disciple', who is repeating the modus operandi. But is it 'The Preacher' who has returned to continue his work of death? Or it is truly another serial killer at work? Intermingled with the workings of the CID Edinburgh to solve these problems, Rebus is pulled off the case to pursue a strange death of what appears to be unintentional suicide. This strand of the web takes Rebus through more suicides, murders, drug trafficking, money laundering, exposure of dirty cops and questionable liaisons between a couple of the suspects. The stressed-out Rebus manages to reach the centre of the web and skillfully gets the tangles sorted out in this ... Written by Anonymous

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26 April 2000 (UK)  »

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'John David Hannah' from 2000-2001 was D.I. John Rebus in the first 4 episodes-Clerkenwell Flims. See more »

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Followed by Rebus: Mortal Causes (2001) See more »

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disappointing !!
6 December 2000 | by (indonesia) – See all my reviews



For many like me who have enjoyed Ian Rankin's novels on John Rebus, John Hannah's efforts will come as a disappointment. As with so many films and TV dramas, they never seem to quite capture the best of the book.

Hannah is a fine actor, but frankly doesn't look or have the feel for the character as portrayed in the novels. (A younger James Cosmo would have been perfect).That said it was a well made production, and it was nice to see Edinburgh portrayed for once as not the picture postcard city so often seen on the screen - but with its more realistic darker side.


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