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Ian Rankin and the Case of the Disappearing Detective

Arts series. Crime writer Ian Rankin invites imagine... to follow him as he writes his next novel, and as he ponders what to write about after retiring his most famous creation.

Britain's most successful crime writer, Ian Rankin, invites imagine... to get up close and personal and follow him as he writes his next novel.

Maverick cop DI John Rebus propelled Rankin to fame as an author, but having retired his most famous creation five years ago, Rankin is now faced with a dilemma: what will he write about next? Through Rankin's own video diary footage, we see him wrestle with his demons and numerous unfolding plots. Will they lead to a dead end?

Alan Yentob and imagine... were there on the first day of writing and on the very day Ian Rankin finished the novel. Tune in to find out the result.

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Tue 6 Nov 2012 23:20

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Role Contributor
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Director Jack Cocker
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Ian Rankin


  • Tue 6 Nov 2012 22:35
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