Dir: Nick Ward
Starring: Charlotte Chatton and Jason Carter
A farm labourer’s abused daughter fantasizes about the officers of a local US Air Base, but it leads to a series of tragedies
This sensitive drama features a number of scenes that centre around Shippea Hill station on the Ely-Norwich line. There are decent shots of the signal box and passing trains comprising vintage Class 101 ‘Met-Camm’ DMUs and a more modern Class 156 ‘Sprinter’ DMU. There are also a couple of drivers-eye views taken from the cab of the ‘Met-Camm’ units. Shippea Hill station, Cambridgeshire, is said to be the quietest station on Britain’s network. Whether this is true or not, the film brought a little bit of excitement to this rarely visited rural backwater.