1hr 47mins
Dir: Simon Curtis
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Macdonald

A film charting the relationship between the writer A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin

This depressing biographical drama is very good at showing how a phenomenal professional success such as the Winnie-the-Pooh books can also be the most catastrophic personal failure. It is not for the faint-hearted and at times appears quite contrived, and despite being well worked, it received less than positive reviews. It features a scene towards the end of a young Christopher Robin going off to war, which was filmed at Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway. Interestingly, a three coach train passes through in the hands of Maunsell S15 Class 4-6-0 No.847, a very rare depiction of an express train on a preserved line. Another train then calls at the platform, with what appears to be one of the line’s U Class 2-6-0’s at the front.

Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway, and S15 Class 4-6-0 No.847 is passing through on an express
Alex Lawther boards the train at Horsted Keynes. The loco at the front is not identifiable as such, but looks to be one of the U Class 2-6-0’s based on the Bluebell.
A. A. Milne (played by Domhnall Gleeson) watches on as the train departs with his son onboard