1hr 35mins
Dir: Will Gluck
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne

A feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden

This live-action/computer-animated comedy based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter was not well received, but was perhaps unduly criticised. The ‘British Railway’ scenes were all filmed in Australia, including the station ticket office which was a ticket window in Sydney Central station. However, in among all this there is an aerial shot of a TransPennine Express Class 185 ‘Desiro’ DMU passing through the countryside and a shot of a three-car Northern Rail Class 158 DMU passing over a viaduct. Another shot of a Class 185 DMU working a service on the Windermere branch near Ambleside features in a UK trailer for the film but appears to have been cut from the actual movie. The film was followed in 2020 by the sequel, Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway (qv).

A Class 185 DMU passes through the UK countryside, possibly on the Windermere branch
A three-car Class 158 DMU passes over a viaduct, but which one?
This is the additional shot of a Class 185 seen in the UK trailer, but not the actual movie itself