A Question of Blood (Rebus)

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"A Question of Blood"
Rebus episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 2
Directed byMatthew Evans
Story by Ian Rankin
Teleplay byMatthew Evans
Original air dateSept 2006 (STV)
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A Question of Blood is a 2006 episode of STV's Rebus television series. It was the second episode broadcast in the show's third season, and starred Ken Stott in the title role. The episode was based on the Ian Rankin novel of the same name.

Scottish Television television studio and ITV franchisee in Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Television is the ITV franchise for Central Scotland. The channel - the largest of the three ITV franchises in Scotland - has been in operation since 31 August 1957 and is the second oldest franchise holder still active.

<i>Rebus</i> (TV series) television series

Rebus is a British television detective drama series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network, and four series were broadcast between 26 April 2000 and 7 December 2007. The first series starred John Hannah as DI John Rebus; and was co-produced by Hannah's own production company, Clerkenwell Films. After Hannah quit the series, the role of Rebus was re-cast, with Ken Stott appearing as Rebus in three subsequent series, which were produced in-house by STV.

Ken Stott Scottish actor

Kenneth Campbell Stott is a Scottish stage, television and film actor who won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1995 in the play Broken Glass at Royal National Theatre. He is more recently known for his role as the dwarf Balin in The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and as Ian Garrett in the 2014 BBC TV mini-series The Missing starring alongside James Nesbitt.

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Plot

After a shooting at a local boarding school Rebus discovers one of the victims was a relative. He blames a local villain, Jez Peacock, for the incident, as the main suspect worked for him. As he digs deeper, Rebus finds the truth is otherwise.

Cast

Claire Louise Price is an English actress.

Karen Gillan Scottish actress, director and screenwriter

Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress and filmmaker. She played Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One series Doctor Who (2010–2013). She received international recognition for playing Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) as well as for her starring role in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).

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