1hr 25mins
Dir: Charles McDougall
Starring: Christopher Eccleston and Saskia Reeves

A woman becomes obsessed with the man who has been given her dead son’s heart in a transplant

This impressive and highly underrated drama features some good contemporary railway scenes. These take on the form of aerial shots of trains around the Merseyside / Cheshire plains and include two views of a Class 158 ‘Sprinter’ DMU (it is the same shot repeated at the both the start and end of the film) and one of an EWS-liveried Class 37 on five Mk2 coaches. In addition to these there is a night shot of a passing HST set and interior views onboard a ‘Met-Camm’ Class 101 DMU, as well as a shot of Saskia Reeves waiting outside the entrance to an as yet unidentified station.

Saskia Reeves and fellow passengers onboard a Class 101 DMU
Memories of Class 37 loco-hauled services in the north west of England.
The film opens and closes with this shot. A Class 158 ‘Sprinter’ DMU makes for a rather lonely spectacle in such a bleak landscape.
The aerial shots are completed by this glimpse of a double-track main line
Saskia Reeves waits for a taxi outside a station. A large amount of filming took place in Runcorn and the surrounding area but as yet, I have not been able to identify which station this is.