GB 1985 1hr 37mins Dir: Stephen Frears Starring: Daniel Day Lewis and Saeed Jaffrey
An ambitious Pakistani and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat
This comedy-drama features some scenes that were filmed overlooking the railway close to Queenstown Road (Battersea) with excellent shots of passing EMU’s contemporary at the time. Stock featured includes Class 416 2-car EPB’s, Class 421 4 CIG’s, Class 423 4 VEP’s, and more modern Class 455’s, as well as a Class 489 GLV on the rear of a Gatwick Express service. However, a named Class 33 diesel on a train of Mk1 coaches is also seen. This is either 33008 Eastleigh. or 33052 Ashford, the only two members of the Class that carried short names without crests at the time of filming.