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Episode 1

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 November 2012

1/2. Ian Rankin's maverick detective, Inspector John Rebus, investigates an unsolved murder with the help of a notebook full of coded clues.

Dramatised in two parts by Chris Dolan.

When DS Brian Holmes is left in a coma after being severely beaten, Rebus discovers his colleague's black notebook contains coded clues on a case involving arson and murder. Five years before, a mysterious fire burned down Edinburgh's seedy Central Hotel. All the staff and customers were accounted for but an unidentified body was found in the rubble. The post mortem revealed the victim had died from a bullet through the heart before the fire broke out.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.


DI John Rebus
Ron Donachie
Mickey Rebus
Steven McNicoll
Paul Young
Paul Young
Simon Donaldson
Simon Donaldson
Shauna MacDonald
Shauna MacDonald
Chris Dolan


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