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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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2007   2006   2001   2000  
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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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Country:

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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Ian Rankin confirms that Rebus was originally considered for television in the late 80s and early 90s when 'Knots and Crosses' was planned to be adapted featuring Leslie Grantham as Rebus. Rankin presumes they would have relocated Rebus to London and made the character English, but ultimately this adaptation fell through. See more »

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Another solid location-based British crime series
18 April 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

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As I am fond of British (and Scandinavian) detective dramas, I try to watch them as many as possible - preferably in sequence. Although recent decades have seen the bloom of series without single cased based episodes, it is sometimes nice to "look back" as well - as here in Rebus.

It is a bit odd that this series is divided into 2 - the episodes starring John Hannah and those with Ken Scott as DI John Rebus; both the approach and the depiction of Rebus are different, and now, after watching all series, I would say that I find Scott's performance more pleasing - he is rougher and his views and behaviour patterns include giggling moments, plus the episodes are shorter. Although not all episodes are equally interesting and sustained - in some cases I could guess too early who the wrongdoer was - the series in general is another nice example of respective British talent, with the beautiful city of Edinburgh within a supporting cast.

As a whole, 8 points from me - 7.5 for Hannah's Rebus and 8.5 for Scott's.


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