GB / US
Dir: Harold Pinter
Starring: Alan Bates and Jessica Tandy
A university lecturer struggles with his personal life
This drama is an adaptation from Simon Gray’s 1971 play of same name and is shot almost entirely within the lecturer’s classroom. However, at the beginning of the film Alan Bates takes the Underground to work. We first see him standing smoking (!) on the platform at Kilburn Park station on the Bakerloo Line, followed then by scenes onboard a train. There is a problem with this sequence however. The shots of the trains appear to show 1959-built tube stock, a type of train not used on the Bakerloo Line until 1983.