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Rebus 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (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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Series cast summary:
Ken Stott ...  DI John Rebus 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Claire Price Claire Price ...  DS Siobhan Clarke 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Jennifer Black Jennifer Black ...  DCS Gill Templer / ... 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Gregor Gillespie Gregor Gillespie ...  Waiter 5 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 April 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Epitheoritis Rebus See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8560 (2015) See more »

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Good if you haven't read the books.
13 October 2018 | by enrico-romagnoliSee all my reviews

Watched all episodes about a year ago, after enjoying one of the books, and I have to say I liked it. Having now read most of the books, it's disappointing watching the series again. Some episodes have nothing to do with the book, like Knots and Crosses, many others are loose adaptations which lose a lot of the plot intricacies and 'bite' of the books. Even allowing for the fact that they have to squeeze the stories into an hour long episodes, there could be more suspense. Stott is the best thing in it, good characterisation of Rebus, little else.


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