Dir: Steven Woodcock
Starring: Jason Merrells and Denise Welch
A Catholic schoolteacher falls in love while preparing to become a priest
This 1960s set romantic drama is based on the 1964 novel of the same name by John Braine and features some quite extensive filming on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Keighley station is particularly prominent along with ex-LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No.48431, BR Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T No.41241 and the line’s resident Class 108 DMU. The latter is a pleasing touch and shows to good effect the 1960s transition from steam to diesel. Similar period accuracy was portrayed in the other Woodcock drama Between Two Women (qv). Most interesting perhaps is the shot of BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-4T No.80002, seen working a passenger service on someone’s television screen!