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Welcome to the Rebus guide at TV.com. Rebus is a series based on the novels of Ian Rankin, one of Scotland's well known contemporary writers of mysteries. Detective Inspector John Rebus of Edinburgh CID takes to the streets in search of the criminals committing the murders, drug dealing, money laundering and other crimes in the city. The first season of Rebus featured John Hannah as the eponymous detective and was jointly produced by Scottish Television and Hannah's own production company, Clerkenwell Films. Rankin was said to feel that Hannah was miscast in the role. The fourth episode was postponed in light of the subject matter and the events of 11 September 2001, and finally surfaced for the launch of the ITV3 channel some three years later. By this time, Hannah had decided to move on and the show was put on hold pending a search for a new star. New feature-length episodes, now featuring an all-new cast and with Ken Stott in the lead role, were filmed in 2005. The show was cancelled in Feruary 2008, following an announcement by Stott that he would not make any further episodes. Rebus was an SMG production.moreless
Ken Stott

Ken Stott

DI John Rebus

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

DCI Gill Templar [ season 1 ]

Claire Price

Claire Price

DS Siobhan Clarke

John Hannah

John Hannah

DI John Rebus [ season 1 ]

Gayanne Potter

Gayanne Potter

DS Siobhan Clarke [ season 1 ]

Jennifer Black

Jennifer Black

DCS Gill Templar

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  • Rebus is an absolutely brilliant TV show although I think the medium of film would suit it better. On TV the programme follows the central plot due to time restrictions.

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    Rebus is an absolutely brilliant TV show although I think the medium of film would suit it better. On TV the programme follows the central plot due to time restrictions but on film it would be possible to show all of the interweaving background stories which would lead to a more open explanation of the plot and its intricacies and then the people and places involved in the story.

    Ian Rankin is a superb author who appears to have an edless flow of excellent stories. I have read everyone whether or not Rebus is involved, I have never been disappointed and am waiting with baited breath for the next book to appear.moreless
  • Bring back John Hannah!

    5.0
    I've read almost all of Ian Rankin's books and absolutely love him! John Hannah may not be in his 50's for the TV series, but he sure looked like a well-worn, heavy drinking cop. Ken Stott didn't do the character justice. And to change the actress who played Siobhan was just stupid. If you've read any of the books you'd know that the actress who played her with John Hannah suited the position better. In Ian Rankin's books he's described her with short spikey dark hair, not a tall blonde. Is the BBC now Hollywood?

    Bring back John Hannah and maybe I'll watchmoreless

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