GB 2001 1hr 33mins Dir: Moody Shoaibi Starring: Mark Tonderai and Alan Davies
Four London blaggers strapped for cash mistakenly kidnap the dog belonging to a drug baron
This little-known crime comedy has a number of decent railway scenes and includes a rare shot of the original 1907 Leslie Green-designed Euston station building on the Hampstead Railway, now the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line. There was a separate station for the City and South London Railway, which opened around the same time, and now forms the City branch of the Northern Line. Both stations lasted only seven years, when access to both lines was provided directly from the mainline station, and now only the Hampstead Railway building survives on the corner of Melton Street and Drummond Street. Other scenes include a shot from an office window that overlooks Neasden station with a train of 1996-built Jubilee Line stock in Platform 3, and a scene filmed at a petrol station with the roof line of a 1990s-built tube train passing in a cutting behind. As the location of this latter scene is not known, it is impossible to ascertain as to whether it is Central, Jubilee or Northern Line stock which appears. There is also a lengthy sequence involving a football match that is filmed in Northwick Park. In the background, some trains are visible on the West Coast Main Line. These include an NSE-liveried Class 321 EMU, Virgin Trains services formed of Mk3’s, one of which is hauled by a Railfreight-liveried Class 90 electric loco, and a very rare glimpse of a Royal Mail Class 325 EMU. What may well be a Metropolitan Line train of A stock is also glimpsed. Finally, there is a brief scene filmed outside London Euston station.