Wry and obsessive DI Buchan is a cop on the edge; suave and self-assured Jack Harvey is a best-selling crime novelist with the world at his feet. As Buchan probes a 100-year-old cold case, his investigation takes him on a journey into the Scottish capital's literary past that will cause him to question his very existence and set him on a collision course with his onetime friend. Written by James Mavor and based on an original idea by Ian Rankin, Reichenbach Falls (commissioned as part of BBC Four's fifth birthday celebrations) reflects Rankin's fascination with his home town of Edinburgh and the legacy of a city which has produced so many Scottish literary classics, from 'Kidnapped' to 'The 39 Steps', from 'Sherlock Holmes' to 'The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie'. Written by
Did You Know?
The original short story on which this is based, featured Rankin's John Rebus character. Jim Buchan was created for the purpose of this adaptation. See more
Towards the end, Clara reads from the book "42 feet per second per second" - gravity is closer to 32 feet per second to second. See more
An actor, credited as The Monkey, was included in the credits. However this was an existing character, who had already been credited, in disguise. See more