GB 1964 1hr 30mins Dir: Robert Tronson Starring: Bernard Lee and Margaret Tyzack
A dissatisfied Navy clerk begins handling secret documents when he is approached by secret Soviet intelligence
This spy thriller is based on the real-life case of the Portland Spy Ring, whose activities prompted ‘Reds under the bed’ scare stories in the British popular press in the early 1960s. It features some good scenes filmed on the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground with Baker Street, Northwick Park, Eastcote, Preston Road, and Ruislip stations all featuring. Metropolitan Line A stock is present in some shots, with vehicles 5071, 6071, 5092 and 6092 all identifiable. Later, there is a brief shot of the frontage to Great Portland Street Underground station and a stock shot of a passing express hauled by an ex-LNER V2 Class 2-6-2. Finally, there is a brief shot of the concourse at London Waterloo and a scene filmed outside the entrance to an as yet unidentified Southern Region station. All in all then, a very broad range of railway material. With thanks to reelstreets for the in depth analysis on this one.