GB 1963 1hr 36mins Dir: Peter Graham Scott Starring: Janet Munro and John Stride
A Welsh girl goes to London to seek fame which ultimately leads to her demise
Based on the book 20,000 Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton, a lot of this drama is filmed in a tenement flat that overlooks the approaches to London Paddington station in the Ranelagh Bridge and Westbourne Park areas. A number of trains are seen in these atmospheric shots, which are hauled variously by both Western Region steam and diesel-hydraulic locomotives. These include GWR ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0’s, Class 35 ‘Hymek’s’, and a Class 42 ‘Warship’ that looks to be D807 Caradoc. There are also a number of Class 9400-series 0-6-0PT’s on empty coaching stock moves and a scene filmed on Paddington station itself, with a steam-hauled service arriving in the background.