Dir: Charles Sturridge
Starring: Rupert Graves and Barbara Jefford
After a rich Edwardian widow dies in childbirth in Tuscany, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby
This drama is based on the 1905 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster but was largely seen as a disappointment. Although a large chunk of it was filmed in Italy there are some English scenes that feature railways. The very opening sequence shows a departure from St Pancras, but no trains feature, other than the wheels and motion of a locomotive and a carriage interior shot. Other scenes were filmed on the Bluebell Railway with Horsted Keynes station posing as ‘Sawton’. The train here is hauled by ex-North London Railway 75 Class 0-6-0T No.58850, and it is probably the wheels and motion of this loco which appear in the St. Pancras scene at the beginning.