Resurrection Men (Rebus)

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"Resurrection Men"
Rebus episode
Episode no. Season 4
Episode 1
Directed by Roger Gartland
Story by Ian Rankin
Teleplay by David Kane
Original air date October 2007 (STV)
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Resurrection Men is a 2007 episode of STV's Rebus television series. It was the first episode broadcast in the show's fourth 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 disciplinary incident Rebus is sent on a re-training course. There he falls in with McCulloch and Grey, two detectives involved in a range of corrupt practices, including the fire-bombing of a witness' home. Meanwhile Clarke is investigating the murder of an art dealer in the city. As the cases become entwined, it is revealed Rebus has been working a sting operation against McCulloch and Grey, while the witness takes a grisly revenge.

Sting operation deceptive operation to catch a person committing a crime

In law enforcement, a sting operation is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. A typical sting will have an undercover law enforcement officer, detective, or co-operative member of the public play a role as criminal partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect's actions to gather evidence of the suspect's wrongdoing. Mass media journalists occasionally resort to sting operations to record video and broadcast to expose criminal activity.

Cast

Claire Louise Price is an English actress.

Jon Morrison is a Scottish actor who has appeared in many plays, films and television series since the early 1970s, including The Bill, Bergerac, Taggart and Vera.

Stella Gonet is a Scottish theatre, film and television actress. She is known for her roles in the BBC dramas The House of Eliott (1991–94) and Holby City (2007–09). Her stage credits include playing Ophelia in the 1989 National Theatre revival of Hamlet, opposite both Daniel Day-Lewis and Ian Charleston as Hamlet, and playing Margaret Thatcher in the original West End production of Handbagged (2014).

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