Dir: Val Guest
Starring: Edward Judd and Janet Munro
Nuclear tests tilt the earth off its axis and send it spinning towards the sun
This relatively low-budget sci-fi disaster has proved to be one of the classic apocalyptic films of its era. There are a few railway scenes that are used to depict news spreading throughout the country. One is of a train being loaded with mail and newspapers at an unidentified station, and the other is a ‘stock footage’ shot of the front wheel and cylinder of an LNER A4 Class 4-6-2. Later, there is a shot of the frontage to Hampstead Underground station and it can be noted that the external tiling to the station reads ‘Hampstead Heath’. Although the station was never officially referred to by this name, ‘Heath Street’ was proposed, and tiling with this name can still be seen at platform level. When the fog descends on London during an earlier sequence of events Edward Judd and Janet Munro catch a bus. Through the windows of the top deck there are some semi-distant views of SR EMUs in the Battersea area though this appears to be a mixture of models with a matted background behind.