Reichenbach Falls (TV movie 2007)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Reichenbach Falls (2007)

Reichenbach Falls is a British TV movie, produced by BBC, written by James Mavor from an original idea by Ian Rankin, directed by John McKay, aired on 1 march 2007 on BBC Four, starring Alec Newman as DI Jim Buchan and Richard Wilson as Arthur Conan Doyle. 77 minutes.

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 Edinburgh's literary past that will cause him to question his very existence and set him on a collision course with his onetime friend [1]. DI Buchan often discuss with the spirit apparition of Arthur Conan Doyle.

The movie was commissioned as part of BBC Four's fifth birthday celebrations. The working title was The Acid Test. [2]




  • Director : John McKay
  • Screenplay : James Mavor, Ian Rankin
  • Assistant Director : Fay Selby, Derek Ritchie, Jo Gibson
  • Producer : Gaynor Holmes
  • Production Coodinator : Kathleen Macleod
  • Production Assistant : Gillian Christie
  • Production Accountant : Catrina Luna
  • Production : Max McNally, David Divers, Douglas Brooks, Gordon Forbes, Paul Imrie
  • Location Manager : Naomi Liston
  • Unit Managers : Matt Jones, Robbie Kirkpatrick
  • Sound Recordist : Phil Croal
  • Boom Operator : Alastair Mason
  • Gaffer : Donny Campbell
  • Lighting : Ewan Epton
  • Costumes : Anna Robbins, Systa Mogensun
  • Makeup : Niamh Morrison, Sarah Fidelo
  • Composer : Martyn Swain
  • Production Design : Tom Sayer
  • Film Editor : David Charap
  • Cinematography : Neville Kidd
  • Line Producer : Wendy Griffin
  • Executive Producers : Richard Fell, Anne Mensah

  1. From James Mavor himself
  2. BBC press release