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"Rebus" Mortal Causes (2001)

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Ian Rankin (novel)
Mark Greig (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
27 September 2001 (Season 1, Episode 4)
The motto of the Scottish kings - Nemo mi impune lacessit ("Don't Mess With Me") sets the tone for this story... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good - but John Hannah isn't my idea of Rebus! See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

John Hannah ... DI John Rebus

Sara Stewart ... DCI Gill Templer
Gayanne Potter ... DS Siobhan Clarke

Michael Nardone ... DI Martin Kilpatrick

Michelle Fairley ... Janice Mee

James Cosmo ... Morris Gerald Cafferty
Kevin McMonagle ... Frankie Bothwell

Ashley Jensen ... Mhairi Henderson

Michelle Gomez ... Caro Rattray
Paul Doonan ... Davey Soutar
Craig Moncur ... Jamesie McMurray
Eric Barlow ... DS Ken Smylie
Gregor Duncan ... DS Calumn Smylie
Jenny Patterson ... Jools Docherty
Russell Anderson ... Lachlan Murdock
Sheila Grier ... Teresa Cunningham
Andrew Barr ... Weasel
Vincent Marzello ... Clyde Moncur
Barbara Barnes ... Eleanor Moncur
James Bryce ... Dr. Curt
Jenny Ryan ... WPC Ellen Logan
Surinder Hoonjan ... Nahid
Mark O'Hare ... Christo
John Comerford ... Minister
Alan Berkley ... Brian Cunningham
Suzanne Dance ... Estate Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rony Bridges ... Detective (uncredited)

Jim Manclark ... Police Liaisons Officer (uncredited)
Martin McGreechin ... Funeral Director (uncredited)
Kevin Quinn ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Norman Campbell Rees ... Detective (uncredited)
Christopher Schönning ... Jackson (uncredited)

Ron Stirling ... Uniformed Police Officer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Moore 
Writing credits
Ian Rankin (novel)

Mark Greig (screenplay)

Produced by
Don Bell .... line producer
Judy Counihan .... executive producer
Murray Ferguson .... producer
John Hannah .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Ferguson 
Cinematography by
Eric Gillespie (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)
Fiona Maynard .... assistant makeup designer
Production Management
Miglet Crichton .... unit manager
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmet Cahill .... third assistant director
Marcus Catlin .... first assistant director
Dee Hellier .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Booth .... stand-by props
John Casey .... props
Sarah Cowlishaw .... art department runner
Ian Gallacher .... stand-by carpenter
Malcolm Gilbert .... construction manager
Bill Gower .... property master
John Hughes .... stand-by painter
Piero Jamieson .... props
Craig Menzies .... production buyer
Bob Orr .... stand-by props
Billy Wilson .... stand-by rigger
Sound Department
Martin Ireland .... sound assistant
Cy Jack .... dubbing mixer
Bradley Kendrick .... boom operator
Douglas MacDougall .... sound editor
Brian Milliken .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects supervisor
David Anders .... stunts (as Dave Anders)
Richard Bradshaw .... stunts
Stuart Clark .... stunts
Gary Connery .... stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Derek Lea .... stunts
Wayne Michaels .... stunt coordinator
Seon Rogers .... stunts (as Seón Rogers)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Cook .... best boy
Mike Cooper .... generator operator
John Hembrough .... steadicam operator
Mick Lay .... electrician
Andrew McDonnell .... camera operator
Kevin O'Brien .... second focus puller
Jason Olive .... focus puller
Rob Osborne .... electrician
Terry Pate .... grip
Stephen Warner .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christof Roche-Gordon .... costume assistant
Rob Woolley .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Laura Gorman .... assistant editor
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist
Location Management
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
Transportation Department
Dave Williams .... facilities driver
Other crew
Nicole Cauverien .... script editor
Wim De Greef .... production accountant
Chris Hammond .... facilities hod
Sheila Johnston .... script supervisor
Catrina Luna .... assistant accountant
Mark McGhee .... floor runner
Joanne O'Sullivan .... production coordinator
Rob Partridge .... armourer
Gregg Pearson .... armorer

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This episode was scheduled for broadcast in the UK on 20 September 2001 but was withheld until 1 November 2004 because of the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001 and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. It was broadcast on digital-only channel ITV3 and so was not available to viewers who only have analogue televisions.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Good - but John Hannah isn't my idea of Rebus!, 3 November 2004
Author: martinu-2 from North Yorkshire, England

This is the first episode of Rebus that I've seen: I missed the earlier ones which were shown in 2000/2001. This episode was made at the same time and was scheduled to be shown in September 2001... then 9/11 intervened and the episode was postponed and was only shown in the UK in November 2004.

"Mortal Causes" is a very good and gripping adaptation of Ian Rankin's novel, but it is spoiled a bit by the casting of John Hannah as Rebus. In the books, Rebus is described as being world-weary, probably a bit (a lot?) overweight and aged in his fifties. Unfortunately John Hannah is too lean, "smooth" and young to be a convincing Rebus. I'd opt for someone like Ken Stott (Messiah, Promoted To Glory) to play the character: he's the right age, has an authentic accent (to my untutored English ears!) and has the right, slightly dishevelled roughness to play Rebus perfectly.

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