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|
|DC Siobhan Clarke||Gayanne Potter|
|Mickey Rebus||Steven McNicoll|
|DS Brian Holmes||Sean Biggerstaff|
|CS Watson||Douglas Russell|
|Angus Gibson||Richard Conlon|
|Auntie Ena||Anne Downie|