Dir: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet
A rural labourer dreams of becoming a teacher
This gritty period drama set in Victorian England is based on Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure. It features a period train journey filmed on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway with a train hauled by ex-LMS Class 3F ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0T No.47279. However, little real railway action actually appears in the movie save for one overhead shot.