Let It Bleed (Rebus)

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"Let It Bleed"
Rebus episode
Episode no.Season 4
Episode 4
Directed byRoger Gartland
Story by Ian Rankin
Teleplay byDavid Kane
Original air dateSept 2006 (STV)
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Let It Bleed is a 2006 episode of STV's Rebus television series. It was the fourth 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

When Rebus investigates the suicide of a petty crook at an investment bank, he discovers the man has a photograph of a child in Africa, with the words "Alto Chicampo". He finds a connection from the man to a chemical company, which is building a plant in the city supported by local politicians eager for the employment opportunities for the city. He also finds a link to an ex-employee, who is planning to blow the whistle on the company. When she is also found dead, the situation becomes murkier, with the whiff of corruption in high places.

A whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The information of alleged wrongdoing can be classified in many ways: violation of company policy/rules, law, regulation, or threat to public interest/national security, as well as fraud, and corruption. Those who become whistleblowers can choose to bring information or allegations to surface either internally or externally. Internally, a whistleblower can bring his/her accusations to the attention of other people within the accused organization such as an immediate supervisor. Externally, a whistleblower can bring allegations to light by contacting a third party outside of an accused organization such as the media, government, law enforcement, or those who are concerned. Whistleblowers, however, take the risk of facing stiff reprisal and retaliation from those who are accused or alleged of wrongdoing.

Cast

Claire Louise Price is an English actress.

Pip Torrens English actor

Philip Dean "Pip" Torrens is an English actor. He is known for his role as Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix drama The Crown. His film appearances include The Danish Girl, The Iron Lady, War Horse and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In 2017, he joined the main cast of AMC's Preacher, portraying antagonist Herr Starr.

Anna Theodora Chancellor is an English actress. She has received nominations for BAFTA and Olivier Awards.

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