GB 1989 1hr 34mins Dir: Bruce Robinson Starring: Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward
A rebellious advertising executive grows a boil that turns into another head
This rather odd farce has an interesting comedy scene filmed onboard a train made up of Network SouthEast Mk2 rolling stock, with Mk2B First Class Composite No.13442 and Mk2A Corridor Brake First No.17085 prominent. The scene was filmed at Didcot Parkway, which posed as ‘Datchet’, but not all is as it seems. A look out of the window as the train is arriving into the station very clearly shows Reading, suggesting filming took place on at least two different trains. The locomotive at the head of the train in the platform scene at Didcot is largely obscured from view but sounds like a Class 50.