1hr 29mins
Dir: Jonathan Lynn
Starring: Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane

Two criminals pose as nuns to avoid capture

This successful comedy features several scenes with railways on the periphery. The most notable scene overlooks the Central Line tracks close to Wood Lane and a pair of 1962-built tube sets are passing. In an earlier scene, Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane are talking about their future alongside the Grand Union Canal off Camley Street, London NW1, and in the distant background between two gas holders is the ‘spire’ of St Pancras station. Indeed, St Pancras makes a number of unobtrusive background appearances throughout the film as does Chiswick station, which is also seen in a couple of shots.

This is the Grand Union Canal off Camley Street, NW1. The ‘spire’ visible between Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane actually belongs to St Pancras station and not a church at all.
Behind the blue van a pair of Central Line trains pass on the approach to White City station, both formed of vintage 1962 stock
The clock tower of St Pancras station is more visible in this shot., the station roof perhaps less so. The curve of the train shed roof of the main station is partly visible on the right.
This is Station Approach Road, Chiswick. The wall and fence on the left form the back of platform 2 of Chiswick station.