BBC crime drama about Edinburgh detective John Rebus, who tracks murderers and other thugs in tales based on Scottish novelist Ian Rankin's books.
Premiered: April 26, 2000
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When small-time criminal Sammy McNally blows his head off at the offices of investment banker Andrew Hammill, Rebus is convinced there's more at stake than a straightforward suicide. Rebus's investigations reveal a connection.
Millionaire philanthropist Gregor Jack is caught during a brothel raid and elsewhere, a woman's body is found beaten to death in a river. Jack claims he simply made a stupid error of judgement in visiting a prostitute.
The Moderator elect of the Church of Scotland is found with his throat cut, naked in a car, and next to a woman passenger in a similar state. The park where their bodies are found is a notorious liaison site for lovers.
Gallery owner Edward Marber is found murdered on Calton Hill the night after an exhibition. Rebus is assigned to the case and initial suspicions lie with embittered artist and a taxi driver whose cab the victim traveled a few hours before his death.
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- Premiered: April 26, 2000
- Rating: TV-14
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- Premise: BBC crime drama about Edinburgh detective John Rebus, who tracks murderers and other thugs in tales based on Scottish novelist Ian Rankin's books. (more)