Dir: Alvin Rakoff
Starring: Kenneth More and Cecil Parker
An out-of-work actor finds success as a star of TV commercials
This drama features a scene at London St Pancras station with a split-headcode Class 45 and a Class 27 at the buffer stops. The 27 is a very rare beast but look closely and some Class 127 DMU vehicles are visible among the coaching stock. Some distant shots overlooking the approaches to London Paddington in the Ranelagh Bridge/Royal Oak area appear later on in the film and an ex-GWR 2-6-2T and a Class 52 ‘Western’ diesel-hydraulic are visible among the various items of rolling stock. An earlier railway scene was filmed at night on the platform of an unknown station, with Kenneth More boarding a train formed of Mk1 coaching stock.