Dir: Peter Medak
Starring: Christopher Eccleston and Paul Reynolds
The real-life story of Derek Bentley, executed for a crime committed by another
This shockingly realistic portrayal of the Derek Bentley case features an atmospheric railway scene filmed on the East Lancashire Railway, close to Bury Castlecroft engine sheds. BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-0 No.76079 passes with a train and 4MT 4-6-0 No.75078 can be seen ‘on shed’. There are plenty of maroon-liveried BR Mk.1’s visible with Restaurant Miniature Buffet No.1837 prominent. The later scenes depicting period ‘Southern Railway’ signage for East Croydon station were in fact filmed in New Brighton, Merseyside.