1hr 25mins
Dir: Victor Saville
Starring: Ralph Richardson and Ann Todd

A schoolmistress in Yorkshire exposes crooked councillors

This drama is based on the novel of the same name by Winifred Holtby, who tragically died one month after its publication in 1935 at the age of just 37. A horse-riding scene was shot in the grounds of Denham Studios, and eagle-eyed viewers will see a very brief glimpse of one of the tenders of the ex-LNER J15 Class 0-6-0’s owned by the studio which had been used for the production Knight Without Armour (qv) the previous year. No doubt this was not meant to appear in shot at all. There is also a stock shot of a GWR ‘King’ Class 4-6-0 on an express.

The horse riding scene with the L.N.E.R. tender behind
A fraction of a second later and the letter L comes into view. The tender does appear to be on track and the ‘shed’ like item behind it could well be an old parcels van of some description judging by the ‘mushroom’ air vents
This shot of a GWR ‘King’ on an express reappeared in Alive and Kicking in 1959 (qv)