1hr 56mins
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.

A large and interesting ‘prop’ fixed the the roof of St Pancras
An atmospheric scene recreated at St Pancras
Helen Mirren and Rupert Graves on the platform at St Pancras
This lovely shot shows ex- North London Railway 75 Class 0-6-0 tank No.58850 working a train on the Bluebell Railway. The Bluebell has appeared in countless films over the years but this is the only time this loco has been seen.
Helena Bonham Carter at Horsted Keynes
The rarely seen view through the booking office at Horsted Keynes
The film ends with this warm embrace