GB 1976 2hrs 16mins Dir: Horace Ové Starring: Herbert Norville and Oscar James
A British born son of a Trinidadian immigrant finds himself stuck between two cultures
This drama was the first feature-length film directed by a black film-maker in Britain, and it is now recognised as one of the key black British films of all time. It features several busy scenes that were filmed in Portobello Road and in one of these an LT C stock train is crossing the bridge over the road, though it is somewhat obscured by the market crowds. Additionally, there is a shot of the frontage to Westbourne Park station and a shot of the elevated A40 Westway with railway lines in the foreground. Best of all, there is a final aerial view of a Class 50-hauled express leaving London, filmed from Trellick Tower, North Kensington.