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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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Storyline

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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Ian Rankin, who created the character of Rebus, has never seen the TV adaptations because he does not want the character in his novels to be changed, subconsciously or deliberately, by the way in which John Hannah or Ken Stott plays him. See more »

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

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Only first season is great film noir.
21 August 2020 | by kender-725-358425See all my reviews

The first season has great film noir qualities. From the nearly black and white filming to the "mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace", it is a current take on a neglected genre. My favorite added little feature is the audio narration voiced by the lead actor of season one: John Hannah. It was a very pleasant change to hear the insights, thought and reflections of the character that are not actually spoken aloud. It gave useful insight into the overall direction of the characters and the episodes.

I might agree that the lead actor John Hannah might not have been the best actor that could have been cast. However, given that I did not read the books, the only distraction he had for me was that he looked too young for the part.

After season one all the magic is gone. There is a change of lead actor. The film noir is gone. There is no narrator. It becomes just another lengthy British style detective story with no broken heart nor tortured soul. What a shame!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2000 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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