Dir: Bryn Higgins
Starring: Agyness Deyn and Christian Cooke
After hearing he may be alive, a young epileptic girl goes to London in search of her brother whom she had thought was dead
This quite extraordinary drama is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Ray Robinson and should be sought out for its ambitious cimematic approach if for nothing else. 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 has 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.