THE WHISTLE BLOWER

GB
1986
1hr 40mins
Dir: Simon Langton
Starring: Michael Caine and James Fox

A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for British intelligence during the Cold War

Near the start of this espionage thriller there is a scene filmed at Bank station on the Waterloo & City Line with a passenger getting pushed under an arriving train formed of a Class 487. Other scenes then follow that were filmed at Cheltenham Spa station. Michael Caine is pictured first onboard an HST, and then getting off a similar set at Platform 2. This is then followed by a number of shots within the station and a final shot of the frontage. Despite just a limited release the film received positive views. It was based on the 1984 novel of the same name by John Hale.

This is Bank station on the Waterloo & City Line. The train is entering into the platform, but the red tail lights and red platform signal suggest that the film maybe in reverse. The line was closed on Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays making it an accessible location for film crews
As waiting passengers watch on in horror, the train comes to a stand. Vehicle No.S 76 is prominent.
Passengers alight from an HST at Cheltenham Spa’s platform 2
Nigel Havers and Michael Caine on the footbridge at Cheltenham Spa
Sadly, there are no prizes for guessing the location. The frontage to Cheltenham Spa station.