GB 1971 1hr 36mins Dir: Alvin Rakoff Starring: Jean Simmons and Leonard Whiting
A young man pursues an older woman on a shopping trip to London
This drama is a fast-moving account of ten hours in the life of a suburban housewife and features some good shots of Southern Region EMU’s. Early on there are scenes filmed at a snowy ‘Cobham’ station, which is in reality Ascot, and Class 423 4 VEP stock is present including set No.7805. In the adjacent platform are a couple of vintage 2 BIL EMU’s in their final year or so of operation. There are then some scenes filmed at London Victoria and again VEP’s are present along with other main line stock in the form of CIG’s (or similar), plus some 2-car units (either HAP’s or EPB’s). The Victoria scenes include a good shot of the station frontage but for a film shot largely in central London the Underground does not feature.