Dir: James Hill
Starring: Robert Stephens and Shirley Anne Field
An art designer and a married executive attempt to have an affair during their lunch hours, but are continually interrupted
This amusing little gem, based on a one-act play by John Mortimer, includes a brief shot of the entrance to Temple Underground station, which is then followed by an even briefer shot of a District Line R stock train leaving the southbound platform of Notting Hill Gate station. There is also a scene with Shirley Anne Field onboard a suburban DMU, but as no exterior shots appear it is impossible to tell where this was filmed. The frontage of King’s Cross station just creeps into the background of two shots and the opening credits appear over images of rolling track, images that are repeated in the scene with Shirley Anne onboard the train. The film is a brilliant spectacle. Shirley Anne Field described it as perhaps “the most enjoyable film she had ever done because the cast and crew all worked so closely together”. Seek it out, it is well worth it.