Rebus (2000–2004)

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Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

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4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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2007 | 2006 | 2001 | 2000
3 nominations. See more awards »
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 DI John Rebus (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Claire Price ...
 DS Siobhan Clarke (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jennifer Black ...
 DCS Gill Templer / ... (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
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DI John Rebus is a hard drinking, unkempt, womanizing police officer whose job is his whole life. He is the most senior and most experienced DI at his station. He has a mysterious past that his partner DS Siobhan Clarke learns about from time to time through various comments Rebus makes. She is a young woman who wants to succeed, but does not have much of a personal life. She feels being paired with Rebus jeopardizes her career because of his unorthodox methods, but she is also fascinated by the man and is extremely loyal. DI Rebus' boss is Chief Superintendent Templar, a woman who was one of Rebus' lovers in a distant past. Their relationship is now one where they barely tolerate each other. Written by Anonymous

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2 January 2006 (UK)  »

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In an interview on 15 January 2011 with the Scottish newspaper "The Daily Record", John Hannah said that he thought he had been mis-cast as Rebus: "I wasn't sure if I was right for it. Ian Rankin gave me his blessing though and I don't think I did a bad job. But I wasn't the critics' or fans' image of the character so it never really worked out. I actually wanted Peter Mullan but ITV wouldn't commission him. They would only do it with me because ITV are very short-sighted - they look at who's hot and then decide that's who they'll go with, regardless of whether that person is right for the part." See more »

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Not well written
4 September 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Although Ken Stott is a good if sanitized Rebus, the show doesn't really take off. Format might be an issue here as 70 minutes is a fairly short period to tell a complex story. On the other hand, other shows like Blue Murder manage it. My main misgivings about the show are that the episodes have nothing to do whatsoever with the books of the same titles and that the story telling is linear. A whodunnit is which the who and usually even the why is obvious after 15 minutes is pretty pointless. There are absolutely no surprises, no twists in the story telling: not to put too fine a point on it, the stories are plainly boring. That's a pity because you get some really find performances of the cast. Particularly the actresses who play Siobhan Clarke and Gill Templer are really doing a splendid job in bringing those characters to life. Some changes to Rebus I just don't understand. In the books we learn that he drives a Saab. Why change that to a Mercedes (of all cars. A symbol of authority and power if I ever saw one.)? Rebus in the books is a very dark character which is reflected by the nature of his relationships. Here, he is a dark brooding womanizer. In the TV series he is more grumpy than violent. An interesting thing is that Cafferty keeps calling FRebus "Strawman", apparently because he was once called that in a court case. However, that is taken from Eliot's "The Hollow Men" and refers to Rebus not having any purpose in life beyonmd his job (and the point is driven home brutally in the last scene of Exit Music).


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