Dir: Claude Whatham
Starring: Sam Waterston and Jenny Agutter
A young woman has a perfect love affair with a zealous American writer, only to find that he strays
This drama is based on the 1975 novel of the same title by Beryl Bainbridge and features some railway footage. There is at first a shot of Jenny Agutter emerging from Finchley Road Underground station and then a shot of her boarding a Class 423 4 VEP EMU at London Victoria. This is then followed by scenes of Miss Agutter onboard Mk.1 stock with an arrival at Crewe (probably), and though there is a good shot of the coaches, no locomotives are seen. There is then an unusual sequence of events whereby Sam Waterston pulls the communication cord thus bringing the train to a stand. He and Jenny Agutter then jump down from the train and run off. It is not known where this amusing incident was filmed but it was shot on a single-track line and the train pulls away without having had the communication cord reset! Again, no locomotive was visible.