IDOL ON PARADE

Idol on Parade - Wikipedia

GB
1959
1hr 28mins
Dir: John Gilling
Starring: Anthony Newley and Anne Aubrey

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This youth-orientated comedy has some opening scenes that were filmed at London Victoria station with Lionel Jeffries and Anne Aubrey boarding a departing train formed of 2 HAP EMU No.6017. The film was based on the 1958 novel Idle on Parade by William Camp.

This is looking out onto Terminus Place from the eastern side of Victoria station
A group of schoolgirls cross the concourse before spotting the famous star
An interesting view of Victoria with some equally interesting period signage
The train departs with 2 HAP unit No.6017 on the rear
Hoards of screaming fans have blocked the entrance to the platform causing the train to depart without the famous star onboard. The train appears to be unit 6017 in what is an unusually accurate piece of continuity.