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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Episode aired 2 January 2006
DI Rebus investigates the murder of Dr. Joseph Devlin, a retired obstetrician. The man is found in his home, tied to a chair with his wrists slit. On his lap is a miniature coffin, similar ... See full summary »


Matthew Evans


Daniel Boyle (script) (as Daniel Boyle), Ian Rankin (from the books by)


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Episode credited cast:
Ken Stott ... DI John Rebus
Claire Price Claire Price ... DS Siobhan Clarke
Jennifer Black Jennifer Black ... Gill Templer
Tony Donaldson Tony Donaldson ... Mr. Mayes
Natalie Dormer ... Phillippa Balfour
Andrea Hart Andrea Hart ... Fiona Kollross
Richard Johnson ... Sir James Hogarth
James McAnerney James McAnerney ... Forensic Officer
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ... Miss Currie
William Ruane ... David Costello
Elayne Sharling Elayne Sharling ... Jessica Hogarth
Sharon Small ... Miranda Masterson
Gavin Jon Wright Gavin Jon Wright ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bowles ... Priest


DI Rebus investigates the murder of Dr. Joseph Devlin, a retired obstetrician. The man is found in his home, tied to a chair with his wrists slit. On his lap is a miniature coffin, similar to those found in a local museum, with the smiling effigy of a child inside. Devlin had dined the previous evening with Sir James Hogarth, his closest friend. Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke get on the trail of David Costello when Phillipa Balfour, a university student working at a local museum, tells them she has once again started to receive threatening e-mails from Costello, who has stalked her in the past. When Sir James' ex-wife is found murdered in exactly the same way as Devlin, it becomes apparent that Costello is seeking some type of revenge. Rebus suspects Sir James has had an incestuous relationship with his daughter but is having difficulty finding the evidence. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

2 January 2006 (UK) See more »

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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1.78 : 1
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When Miranda is attacked, the man coming to her rescue is in fact the writer of the Rebus novels, Ian Rankin. See more »


[Examining the body of a man who has been tied to a chair in his living room and then stabbed]
DI John Rebus: Do we know with whom the good doctor shared his final repast?
DS Siobhan Clarke: [reading from notebook] Er, Sir James Hogarth.
DI John Rebus: One of the wealthiest men in Edinburgh. Private banker.
DS Siobhan Clarke: The super-rich usually are.
DI John Rebus: Usually are what?
DS Siobhan Clarke: Private bankers. That *is* rhyming slang, isn't it?
DI John Rebus: No, that's what he actually does - he's a private banker.
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Follows Rebus: Mortal Causes (2001) See more »

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Why do this to my favourite books???
8 January 2006 | by burny-7See all my reviews

If the makers of the Rebus films are reading this, please take this piece of simple advice.

Instead of trying to take one of the huge Rebus novels and cram it into one and a half hours, use one one of the earlier books which are quite straightforward tales or even take one of the short stories that Rankin has done and film or expand that.

How about writing a new story altogether for t.v? Because between the earlier John Hannah Rebus and now the Ken Stott version (which is better) you are in danger of destroying what could be the new "Morse" or "Taggart" which is a shame.

Oh and Rebus doesn't support Hibs, sort it out.

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