Knots and Crosses (Rebus)

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"Knots and Crosses"
Rebus episode
Episode no.Season 4
Episode 4
Directed byRoger Gartland
Story by Ian Rankin
Teleplay byRoger Gartland
Original air dateDecember 2007 (STV)
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"Knots and Crosses" is a 2007 episode of STV's Rebus television series. It was the fourth episode broadcast in the show's fourth season, and stars Ken Stott in the title role. The episode takes its name from the Ian Rankin novel of the same name, although this is where the similarity ends. Knots and Crosses was the first Rebus novel, however the episode bearing its name was the last to be broadcast.

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

When the case for murder against Daniel Carr, a drug dealer, collapses, Rebus is held responsible by Davis Haigh, the prosecutor, and by Brian Robertson, another dealer whose son was killed by Carr. Rebus comes under investigation by Clive Dawson, a former friend, and Trish Fuller, an ambitious DS. Rebus and Clarke reopen the murder case, which is complicated when Carr and his brother are found dead. The Knots and Crosses of the title are the anonymous notes received by Clarke at various times during the investigation, of a cross of crudely tied sticks.

Cast

Claire Louise Price is an English actress.

Brian McCardie is a Scottish actor/writer. In 2018, he performed his self-penned One Man Play “CONNOLLY” at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Around the same time filming the role of Sir Hugh Persimmon in the Film “Agatha and The Truth of Murder”, Directed by Terry Loane, another Feature called “The Sopranos”, Directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and “GIRI/HAGI”, an 8 Part Series set in London and Tokyo, Directed by Julian Farino. This followed on from the Swedish TV Series “The Conductor” as Lord Jeremy Pendergast Directed by Mikael Häfstrom, Just after completing playing Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin in the Netflix series The Last of the Czars.

Nicholas Farrell is an English stage, film and television actor.

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