FLAME

GB
1975
1hr 31mins
Dir: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Neville Holder and Tom Conti

A rock group is promoted by a smart advertising executive in the 1960s

This rock movie starring the members of the band Slade features a scene where Jim Lea walks across waste ground with a signal box visible on an embankment behind him. This is Willesden High Level Junction signal box and the waste ground was that located between railway lines to the south east of Stoke Place, NW10. The North London Line runs across the embankment on its way between Willesden Junction and Acton Central and the bridge seen on the left of the shot is that which takes the line across the West Coast Main Line. If you look carefully some old coaching stock is visible adjacent to the bridge. The signal box was demolished in April 2011. Later in the movie there is a scene that was filmed onboard a train on the Kent & East Sussex Railway plus another that was shot beneath a railway bridge that crosses a canal, but it is not known where this last scene was filmed.

Willesden High Level Junction signal box is behind Jim Lea whilst, to his left, some old coaching stock stands in the sidings adjacent to the West Coast main line
The band members are served breakfast on board a train. Apparently, this was filmed on the Kent & East Sussex Railway though in these instances unless something obvious passes by the window it really is difficult to prove either way.
On the contrary it isn’t known where this was filmed at all though most of the film was shot in Nottingham and Sheffield