1hr 21mins
Dir: Nick Hurran
Starring: Rik Mayall and Imelda Staunton

A middle class suburban family find their lives thrown into a crisis with the unexpected arrival of one of the wife’s old flames

This underrated and forgotten comedy was filmed somewhere in the Surrey suburbia and there are some middle-distant shots of passing Class 455 EMU’s throughout. The exact location of these shots is not known, but the family house in the film is said to be in West Byfleet. Towards the end of the film there are a couple of scenes that feature the railway bridge outside Thames Ditton station with Class 455’s crossing. The big two arch structure across Station Road does in fact form a roundabout with Embercourt Road, Speer Road, Station Road and Weston Green Road.

This is one of several similar views throughout the film. The family house in ‘West Byfleet’ has a railway line running behind it on which a Class 455 EMU can be seen. These units do run through West Byfleet, so this may well be a road in that area.
And this is one of two near identical scenes towards the end of the film that depict a Class 455 EMU crossing the bridge outside Thames Ditton station, the sole intermediate station on the Hampton Court branch.