Dir: Alan Parker
Starring: Bob Geldof and Christine Hargreaves
A pop star has a nervous breakdown whilst looking back on his life
This live-action, part animated, surreal musical is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. The fantasy rock film based around Pink Floyd’s music includes sequences where the rock star is looking back on his father’s life during the Second World War and features a couple of recreated wartime scenes in which troop trains are a feature. These used the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and were filmed at Keighley station and in Mytholmes Tunnel, the latter in a scene very much reminiscent of The Railway Children (qv). Motive power was ex-LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No.8431.