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 depressing 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. There is also a brief sequence filmed outside the former Richmond (Yorks) railway station, happily playing the role of a railway station in the film twenty-six years after its closure in 1969!