Dir: Peter Brook
Starring: Dragan Maksimović and Terence Stamp
The life of Greek-Armenian mystic George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
This biographical drama is based on the book of the same name by G. I. Gurdjieff, first published in English in 1963. Although largely shot on location in Afghanistan there are a handful of English scenes one of which, most unusually, is set in a railway works. This was filmed at the Didcot Railway Centre with actors and members of the Great Western Society working on the frames of GWR ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0 No.5051 Drysllwyn Castle. A number of other locomotives are briefly visible in the background of a general view of the shed.