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Episode 1

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.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Nov 2012 21:00


Role Contributor
DI John RebusRon Donachie
DC Siobhan ClarkeGayanne Potter
Mickey RebusSteven McNicoll
DS Brian HolmesSean Biggerstaff
CS WatsonDouglas Russell
RinganDouglas Russell
TorrancePaul Young
VanderhydePaul Young
KintoulSimon Donaldson
CalderSimon Donaldson
Angus GibsonRichard Conlon
NellShauna Macdonald
MarieShauna Macdonald
Auntie EnaAnne Downie
WriterChris Dolan
DirectorBruce Young
ProducerBruce Young

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