ELECTRICITY

GB
2014
1hr 36mins
Dir: Bryn Higgins
Starring: Agyness Deyn and Christian Cooke

A young epileptic girl goes to London in search of her brother

This quite extraordinary drama is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Ray Robinson. It features a dream sequence filmed largely at Haymarket station on the Tyne & Wear Metro system in Newcastle, though footage of an unidentified London Underground station seems to have been blended in. There is a train journey to London that features various brief images of window views and equally brief glimpses of King’s Cross station, where East Coast-liveried Mk3 coaching stock is present. The frontages to both King’s Cross and St Pancras stations also feature in this sequence and in a later scene, there is a shot of the platforms at London Euston station with a Class 221 ‘Super Voyager’ DEMU and a Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ EMU just visible. The scenes at Haymarket feature Tyne & Wear Metro units as well as some shots filmed onboard.