Dir: Michael Apted
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman
A fictionalised account about what happened to Agatha Christie during her real-life disappearance in 1926
In this drama York station was disguised as ‘Harrogate’, with much of the railway scenes shot in the bay platforms at the north end of the station. LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No.4472 Flying Scotsman and ex-LNER J72 Class 0-6-0T No.69023 where the locos used. Interestingly, No.4472 was given a split personality for filming, as No.4474 Victor Wild on one side, and No.4480 Enterprise on the other, though only the Victor Wild side is visible in the completed film. In the scene at the end, Venessa Redgrave departs ‘Harrogate’ on a short train that includes the Pullman Cars Topaz, Zena and Rosalind.