Related image

1hr 27mins
Dir: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Denholm Elliott and Joan Plowright

A strange young man has a sinister effect on a middle-class family and their disabled daughter

This controversial drama was largely set within the confines of the family home but there are some scenes filmed in and around the streets of Southwark. In two of these, trains can be seen crossing the viaducts around Borough Market. The first shows vintage Southern Region 4 SUB EMU’s, and the second a ‘Hastings’ line DEMU. The film was adapted from a 1976 BBC Television play by Dennis Potter.

In this view looking south along Cathedral Street, Southwark, a 4 SUB EMU crosses the viaduct above Borough Market
As Denholm Elliott looks out of his office window towards Southwark Cathedral, a ‘Hastings’ DEMU crosses the viaduct in the foreground