Dir: Michael Tuchner
Starring: Richard Burton and Fiona Lewis
The rise and fall of a sadistic East End gangland boss
This gangster film is based on James Barlow’s 1968 novel The Burden of Proof and features some scenes that involve a journey along the North London Line with Nigel Davenport boarding a Class 501 EMU at South Acton station, and a shot outside Acton Central station. We also see Nigel Davenport talking to Anthony Sagar inside a train and the view through the carriage window clearly shows the freight yards around the Old Oak Common area, yards that would not be passed on such a short journey. There is also a brief glimpse of the frontage to Chiswick Park Underground station. The final scenes in the film were shot in the Battersea area, and 2 BIL and 4 SUB EMU’s can be seen passing on the viaduct adjacent to the site of the former Nine Elms South Goods Depot. An additional panning shot of a 4 SUB EMU crossing a viaduct was filmed for this movie then not used. It can be found on Video 125’s DVD Diesels and Electrics on 35mm.