Dir: Jim O’Connolly
Starring: Anthony Booth and Jacqueline Ellis
A long-distance lorry driver and his girlfriend track down the gang who stole his lorry
This nice little crime thriller has some very good scenes shot on Southall station with some equally good views of passing Class 117 DMUs. DMS vehicle number 51415 is visible in one shot. There is an interesting parody in these scenes whereby the lead actors play out the ‘grit-in-the-eye’ scene from Brief Encounter only this time with the roles reversed so that Jacqueline Ellis removes the grit from the eye of Anthony Booth who even states that he could have lost his eye! Embarrassingly, the digital remastering of the movie sees HST sound effects placed over those of the DMUs thirteen years before they were introduced! It is not the only anomaly either. The station announcer states that the next train to Paddington will be from platform 3 when it should be either 2 or 4. One point of note here though is that when the couple board the train everyone is watching the platform cameraman, seemingly awestruck at the fact that two filmstars have just boarded their carriage!