1hr 31mins
Dir: Val Guest
Starring: Frankie Howerd and David Tomlinson

A navy frigate is sold to the Middle East and the crew try to turn it to profit by taking passengers aboard

This comedy was the follow up to Up the Creek (qv) and features a run-by of a Bullied ‘Pacific’ on the LSWR mainline at the head of ‘The Royal Wessex’. There are also some good shots of the Reading line side of Virginia Water station, masquerading as ‘Weyport East’, and a steam-hauled train is approaching in one scene but it is too far off to identify the locomotive.

The run-by of ‘The Royal Wessex’ that opens the railway sequence in the film
This is the Reading line side of Virginia Water station in Surrey with an approaching train visible. Note the ‘Weyport East’ sign.
Another view of the platforms at Virginia Water, looking south towards Longcross
Now looking north, the tracks to Chertsey, Addlestone and Weybridge are branching off to the right
This is outside the main building of Virginia Water station where much of the comedy sequence takes place