Dir: Roy Boulting
Starring: Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim
A 14-year old poor boy goes to a famous public school as part of a social experiment
The drama is adapted from the 1946 play of the same name by Warren Chetham-Strode and features the arrival of three trains at Sherborne station in Dorset. The first is headed by ‘King Arthur’ N15 Class 4-6-0 No.448 Sir Tristram, the second is hauled by unrebuilt ‘Merchant Navy’ Class 4-6-2 No.21C6 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. CO., and the third shows only the coaches. The station later went on to appear in the 1969 musical Goodbye Mr Chips (qv). The opening scenes meanwhile appear to show Victoria station in London.