1hr 32mins
Dir: Alan Cooke
Starring: Terence Stamp and Robert Vaughn

A man who has been in a coma for 30 years is revived

This scientific drama is based on Charles Eric Maine’s 1961 novel of the same name and features a three-car Class 117 DMU arriving at Bourne End in its final year of operation as a through station. A blue & grey Mk.1 coach is visible in the old Marlow bay platform. There are then scenes filmed onboard the DMU and another lineside shot of a similar unit coming to an emergency stop on a single track line, almost certainly the Maidenhead-High Wycombe line. In the film, Bourne End masquerades as ‘Tilfield East’.

A Class 117 DMU arrives into Bourne End station just before closure of the route to High Wycombe
Looking out through the ticket office/booking hall of Bourne End before BR did away with such inconveniences
The train comes to a stand after the communication cord has been pulled. Working headcode 1A30, the Class 117’s identity is revealed to be Set No.405 with the leading DMBS driving vehicle being 51342 (now preserved). This shot was almost certainly filmed somewhere on the Bourne End to Wycombe section of the line.