1hr 38mins
Dir: Basil Dearden
Starring: Kenneth More and Shirley Anne Field

A man of extraordinary immunity is chosen to become the first British astronaut

This comedy features some good shots filmed at Denham station, with ex-LMS Fairburn Class 4MT 2-6-4T’s on local services and ex-GWR ‘Hall’ Class 4-6-0’s passing through on expresses. Rather intriguingly though, the final departure scene would appear to have been filmed at an entirely different station.

Kenneth More outside Denham station
As Kenneth More enters the platform an ex-GWR ‘Hall’ Class 4-6-0 thunders through on an express
Shirley Anne Field and Kenneth More on the up platform at Denham
The local arrives in the hands of an ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T
As the train departs without Kenneth More we can see that it has a 4-wheel milk tank attached to the rear
Norman Bird, Kenneth More and Michael Hordern on the up platform at Denham. About to pass behind them is a London-bound express in the hands of another ex-GWR ‘Hall’ working stencil headcode ‘025’.
Later in the film we see another local arriving into Denham ‘on the up’ with another Fairburn tank on the front
The departure, however, appears to use a different station entirely as the platform and track layout do not correspond to Denham. Unless anyone can corroborate.