Dir: Niall Johnson
Starring: Rowan Atkinson and Maggie Smith
A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his family life is falling apart
This stunning black comedy features good opening scenic shots filmed on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with a train hauled by ex-LMS Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.45407 The Lancashire Fusilier. The arrest scene was filmed at Pickering station and the scene with the car going over a small bridge with the train going over another was filmed at a location just outside Goathland. An alternate opening scene was filmed on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway with GWR 4500 Class 2-6-2T No.5552 arriving at Bodmin General. This excellent atmospheric scene filmed on a very wet day can be found in the additional features menu on the DVD. One coach is Mk.1 Brake Corridor Second No.34627 and just visible in the background as the 2-6-2T draws into the platform is Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter No.08444. The reason for the Bodmin & Wenford Railway appearing is because the main village in the film was the nearby St Michael Penkevil. Some additional shots of No.45407 can also be found in the outtake material.