Dir: Carol Reed
Starring: Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood
The son of a coal miner enters politics with the aim of improving their conditions
This drama is based on A. J. Cronin’s 1935 novel of the same name and features a very rare shot of an ex-LNWR tender loco (partly obscured, but possibly a 2F ‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0) departing Workington Central on a single coach train. Workington Central was on the old Cleator & Workington Junction Railway, and had closed to passengers in April 1931. However, it remained open for goods for a further 33 years until complete closure in May 1964.