1hr 57mins
Dir: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin

A scriptwriter for propaganda films joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them

This largely successful wartime comedy drama is based on the 2009 novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans. Set in 1940 and the London Blitz it is unsurprising that Aldwych station features, decked out once again as an underground air raid shelter. On this occasion the station masquerades as Edgware Road, and in addition to the platforms there is a rare scene filmed in the ticket office and shots of its street level entrance. With thanks to reelstreets for the screen captures.

A dingy passageway at Aldwych
Sand bags surround the former Surrey Street entrance to the station
Aldwych has doubled as an air raid shelter so often over the years that this could, quite frankly, be a scene from any number of films
A view of the rather smart ticket office at the station is a lot less common, however. Gemma Arterton is buying a ticket, as others queue behind her.