Dir: John Boorman
Starring: Sarah Miles and David Hayman
Adventures of a small boy and his family in wartime London
This hugely successful drama, based on John Boorman’s own experiences of growing up in the Blitz, features an atmospheric wartime evacuation scene recreated at London Marylebone station with SR ‘King Arthur’ N15 Class 4-6-0 No.777 Sir Lamiel. There is another railway scene which was shot at Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway which, interestingly, acts as the location of a romantic scene in a movie that the family are watching in a cinema, therefore a film within a film!