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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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4   3   2   1  
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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Ron Donachie played the character of Rebus on radio and appeared in several episodes of this television adaptation of it as well. See more »

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Referenced in Ideal: The Vodka (2008) See more »

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Damn Good Rebus
26 March 2018 | by jsrthetaSee all my reviews

John Hannah may a good actor, but he was no Rebus. Which is a shame, because the Hannah series had longer episodes that let some of Rankin's genius through. And they had Gerald Morris Cafferty, Rebus' nemesis, a running feature in the books. But they got Rebus wrong and Clarke as well.

Word was that Rankin was not happy with Hannah, so when the series resumed, Ken Stott got the nod, and he is a much better Rebus. The stories are streamlined, which stinks, but any time spent with Stott is time well spent, as he nails Rebus' craftiness, as well as his emotional tension, perfectly. And the Stott episodes more accurately portray Rebus' partnership with Siobhan Clarke (Claire Price), both in its inception and then as it grows over time.

This should be addicting for fans of Ian Rankin's books, which are among the best in modern police fiction.


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26 April 2000 (UK) See more »

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Epitheoritis Rebus See more »

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