1hr 20mins
Dir: Vernon Sewell
Starring: Kathleen Harrison and George Cole

A London family inherit a ramshackle Devon farm, but have reservations about moving to the country

The screenplay for this comedy was adapted by R. F. Delderfield from one of his plays and features a lovely shot of a South Devon Railway branch train arriving at Staverton station long before the arrival of the preservationists. The train is made up of ex-GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T No.1439 and auto-coach No.W244W. The station looks a little worse for wear but still had three years left before closure.

A classic branch auto-train arrives into Staverton station in Devon. The loco is ex-GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T No.1439.
Leslie Dwyer, George Cole, Dandy Nichols, Thelma Ruby and Ann Hanslip; the main cast on the platform at the tiny station
Looking more like the entrance to a village hall, this is none the less the entrance to Staverton station, as denoted by the classic GWR cast iron legal notice nailed to the fence!