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Film Preview: Reichenbach Falls, 25 February, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

9 Feb
Reichenbach Falls

Image courtesy Filmhouse

Shown a few years back on the UK’s finest television station, BBC Four, Reichenbach Falls was heavily promoted at the time as being developed from an original idea by author Ian Rankin but written by James Mayor.

Now the 75-minute film is about to get a cinema screening on Thursday 25 February, courtesy of Edinburgh’s Filmhouse cinema as part of their occasional Made in Edinburgh season.

The story revolves around Edinburgh copper Jim Buchan (Alex Newman) who’s on the hunt for his arch enemy The Monkey, while still hoping he can reconcile with his ex-wife (Laura Fraser) who is now in love with Buchan ex-best friend Jack Harvey (Alistair Mackenzie).

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Film Preview: Rebus: Knots and Crosses, 9 April, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

2 Apr

I remember on New Years Eve 1999 I was standing on Castle Street in Edinburgh, just a short while before the bells, and I noticed the short but determined figure of Ken Stott making his way through the crowd. I thought he was a great actor even back then, years before he turned up on ITV as Inspector Rebus.

The story doesn’t get any more exciting than that, but it does segue into the news that Edinburgh’s Filmhouse will be screening an episode of the TV series, Rebus, based on Ian Rankin’s novel Knots and Crosses, on Thursday 9 April at 6.15pm as part of their Made in Edinburgh strand.

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