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"Rebus" Black and Blue (2000)

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Ian Rankin (novel)
Stuart Hepburn (screenplay)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
26 April 2000 (Season 1, Episode 1)
The first of the REBUS programs introduces the Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus as he untangles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

John Hannah ... DI John Rebus

Jim Norton ... Ryan Slocum (The Preacher)
Ewan Stewart ... DI Morton

Sara Stewart ... DCI Gill Templer
Joanna Roth ... Eve Kendal
Stuart Hepburn ... D Supt McCaskill
Gayanne Potter ... DS Siobhan Clarke
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 ... Paul Martin (The Disciple)
David Gallagher ... D Supt Grogan
Gilbert Martin ... DI Lumsden
Jenny Ryan ... WPC Logan

Stephen McCole ... Stanley Toal

Michael Carter ... Joe Toal
Russell Anderson ... Alan Mitchison
Graeme Mearns ... Mark Jenkins
Andrew McCulloch ... Tony Kane
Anthony Donaldson ... Mental Minto

Malcolm Shields ... Kenny Lynch
Tam White ... Rico Briggs
Bill Barclay ... William 'Craw' Crawford
Andrew John Tait ... DC McLean
Nicola Burnett Smith ... TV Presenter
Ricky Callan ... Taxi Driver (as Richard Callan)
Alistair Ritchie ... Hotel Owner
Paul Pirie ... Customs Officer
Jon Leith ... Gerry the Waiter
Colin Scott-Moncrieff ... Undertaker
Faroque Khan ... Ronnie Singh
Molly Innes ... Vanessa
Ian Sexon ... TV Journalist

Ian Cairns ... Immigration Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rony Bridges ... Detective (uncredited)
Paul Kozinski ... Library Reader (uncredited)
Norman Campbell Rees ... Detective (uncredited)
Nick Smith ... Policeman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Martyn Friend 
Writing credits
Ian Rankin (novel)

Stuart Hepburn (screenplay)

Produced by
Murray Ferguson .... producer
John Hannah .... executive producer
Philip Hinchcliffe .... executive producer
Gary Tuck .... line producer
Original Music by
David Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Doug Hallows (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Buckland 
Casting by
Di Carling 
Production Design by
Campbell Gordon 
Art Direction by
Catherine Carruthers 
Nicki McCallum 
Costume Design by
Delphine Roche-Gordon 
Makeup Department
Alison Elliott .... makeup designer (as Alison Davies)
Amanda Warburton .... makeup designer
Production Management
Miglet Crichton .... unit manager
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nael Abbas .... first assistant director
Dee Hellier .... second assistant director
Ray Kenny .... third assistant director
Mark Murdoch .... third assistant director
Art Department
Douglas Bryce .... graphic designer
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... stand-by props
John Casey .... dressing props
Sarah Cowlishaw .... art department runner
Ian Gallacher .... stand-by carpenter
Henry Gallagher .... construction painter
Malcolm Gilbert .... construction manager
Bill Gower .... property master
Douglas Harvey .... production buyer
John Hughes .... stand-by painter
Chris McMillan .... stand-by props
Bob Orr .... dressing props
John Rhymer .... stand-by rigger
Sound Department
Bradley Kendrick .... boom operator
Douglas MacDougall .... sound editor
Brian Milliken .... sound mixer
Chris Sinclair .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Tom Harris .... special effects supervisor
Paul Kelly .... special effects designer
David Anders .... stunts
Vincent Keane .... stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (as Roderick P. Woodruff)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Blackwell .... second assistant camera
Dave Carey .... second camera operator
Marc Ehrenbold .... assistant camera
Phil Green .... generator operator
Ben Horsefield .... electrician
Bob Horsefield .... gaffer
Joe McLean .... electrician
Eddie Monaghan .... best boy
Steve Oxley .... focus puller
Terry Pate .... grip
Stephen Warner .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Freeman .... costume supervisor
Christof Roche-Gordon .... costume assistant
Nicholas Roche-Gordon .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Laura Gorman .... assistant editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Location Management
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
Transportation Department
Dave Williams .... facilities driver
Other crew
Lorraine Berrie .... assistant accountant
Emmet Cahill .... floor runner
Nicole Cauverien .... script editor
Robert Cowie .... location runner
Wim De Greef .... production accountant
Claire Gammon .... production secretary
Sheila Johnston .... script supervisor
Mark McGhee .... production runner
Joanne O'Sullivan .... production coordinator
Rob Partridge .... armourer

Production Companies

Additional Details

108 min
Sound Mix:

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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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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre, 8 March 2007
Author: Thorsten-Krings from Germany

Black and Blue is possibly the weakest of the Rebus novels. That is mainly the case because the original murder series is never really investigated and the focus is on the copycat murder which also remains superficial. The novels finishes with too many lose ends. So it was not the best choice for the first adaptation. John Hannah is a convincing Rebus, just the way I imagined him. Rebus' moods, his drinking problems and depressions are really very well depicted and perfectly acted by Hannah and there certainly is a violent and dark streak to him. The story however is fairly weak. We learn nothing about the motives of either murderer- they just do it. That makes the film fairly superficial. It's not that both murderers are flat characters, we just never learn anything about them. It has to be said though that the ending is neater than in the book. All in all, it's a sequence of events that just happen. It's dark but not particularly exciting. Siobhan Clarke becomes a minor character and the chemistry between them is not visible. To some extent that is due to Rebus' prostitute friend who is actually not in the book.

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