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Filming

Since 1978 well over 150 films, commercials and episodes for television have been made with the help of scenes shot on the Nene Valley Railway. Some have been major productions like Octopussy, and Dirty Dozen- Next Mission while television companies have based episodes of series such as Secret Army, Reilly Ace of Spies and Hannay using the railway as an integral part of the plot.

The Nene Valley Railway lends itself naturally to filming by having a number of features fit for screen. The railway has seven and a half miles of track running over and alongside a river, traverses meadowland, cuttings, urban areas, passes an industrial complex and runs through a country park.

To date the railway has been used in the making of the following productions:

 

Year Company Type Title Comments
1978 BBC TV Drama Secret Army  
  Anglia TV TV Series Bygones  
1979 BBC Documentary Airey Neave  
  Granada TV TV Film Gossip from the Forest  
1980 BBC TV Film Caught on a Train  
  Anglia TV Documentary Portrait of a Village (Wansford)  
  BBC TV Film Fair stood the winds for France  
  Thames Film Love in a Cold Climate  
1981 BBC Series Multi-Coloured Swap Shop  
  BBC Series Jim'll fix it (signal box)  
  BBC TV Film Russian night 1941  
1982 American CBS TV Film Q.E.D. 4.10 to Zurich  
  BBC Series Jim'll fix it (Pump trolley)  
  EON Productions Film Octopussy Roger Moore as James Bond
1983 Euston Films TV Drama Reilly - Ace of spies  
  Central TV Series The Saturday show  
  Keefco Pop Video The Big Country  
  Paramount Film Top Secret  
  Keefco Pop Video Haircut 100  
  BBC Documentary    
  Colgems Ltd Commercial    
1984 Paramount Film Space  
  BBC Series Omnibus  
  BBC Drama Hillary  
  HTV TV Drama Jenny's War  
  RSC Film Royal Shakespeare Company  
  BBC TV Film Occupation Democrat  
  Peerford Ltd Film Dirty Dozen - Next Mission  
  Compact Yellow Film Biggles  
1985 Travenol Ent. Film Last days of Paten  
  Euston Films TV Film Minder on the Orient Express  
  Columbia TV Film Lime Street  
  Anglia TV Religion Highway  
1986 Grasshopper Prod. Film East of the Moon  
  Howard Guard Prod. Commercial Imperial Leather  
  BBC Serial Children of Green Knowe  
  BBC TV Film Gaudy Nights  
1987 BBC TV Film Border  
  Brian Griffen Commercial Sony  
  Howard Guard Commercial Diet Coke  
1988 BBC Drama Christabel  
  HTV Documentary On the trains  
  BBC Series Weekend  
  Anglia TV Series Get Fresh  
  Holmes Ass TV Film Piece of Cake  
  Thames TV TV Drama Hanney  
1989 LWT TV Drama London's Burning Nuclear flask
  Fugitive TV Pop Video Queen Breakthrough
  BBC TV Film Portrait of a Marriage  
  Ian Prod Film The Secret Life of Ian Fleming  
  BFI Commercial "Meat"  
  Paul Weilland Commercial Opel Omega Estate  
1990 LWT TV Drama London's Burning Train Crash
  Dakota Road Commercial Dakota Road  
  Taylormade Commercial Computer company  
  Deleney / Hart Commercial Lunn Poly  
  LWT Series You Bet!  
  RSA Commercial Banks Bitter  
  Telescope Film Afraid of the Dark  
  Anglia TV Local TV Eastern Arts Dance Competition  
1991 Coleman RSCG Commercial Freight Train  
  BBC TV Series Jobs to do  
  Anglia TV TV Series Places to visit  
  Aubrey Powell Pop Video Bomb The Bass  
  Paul Weiland Commercial Rolo  
  Japan TV Documentary Railways of the World  
  Paravision Film Bye Bye Baby  
1992 Rennaisance PLC Film Peters Friend  
  Spa Films Documentary Railway Educational Film  
  Menton Series Wideangle  
  Spots Services Commercial B&Q Paint  
  Robian Video Promotional film (technical)  
  Partizan Pop Video Extreme  
  G. Seymour Commercial Dutch Bank  
1993 Helen Longridge Commercial Phillip Morris camera club  
  BBC2 Drama Middlemarch (George Elliot)  
  LWT Series Blind Date  
  BBC2 Comedy The day to day  
  Wire TV CableTV Live outside Broadcast  
  Andy Green Stills Halifax Building Society  
1994 Royal Mail Stills Stamp Issue January 1994  
  Frontline Films Video Odessey Pop Group  
  Travel Vision TV Film Voice over Intros  
  BBC Series Playdays  
  BBC Drama Into the Fire  
  BBC Documentary For Valour  
  Howland Int. Commercial MacDonald Intro  
  Hat Trick Prod. Feature Drop The Dead Donkey  
  RSA Films Commercial Midland Bank  
  Travel Channel Satellite TV Railway Journeys  
  West Myth Commercial West Cigarettes  
  GMTV Live am Show Flying Scotsman Visit  
  Channel 9 Documentary Christopher Awdrey (Thomas)  
  Anglia Documentary Union of South Africa Visit  
1995 Anglia TV Documentary VE Day - School Celebration  
  EON Productions Film Goldeneye Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
  Yorks TV Educational TV How we used to live With Locomotion
  World Films Drama The Secret Agent Bob Hoskins
  4th Estate Prods TV film Anglia after the War  
  Anglia TV Santa Specials Xmas Eve News  
  BBC TV News Santa Specials Xmas Eve  
1996 4D Films Pop Video Nu Colours  
  Approaching Fish Films Feature Film Unknown things  
  Oil factory Music Video Octopus - "Your Smile"  
  BBC East Current Affairs Disabled Visitors  
  Stark Films Commercial Everest Double Glazing  
  Anglia TV Santa Specials News Footage  
1997 Carlton TV Drama/Thriller Into The Blue Starring John Thaw
  LWT TV Drama Londons Burning Series 10 - Episode 1 & 2
On Train 21st Birthday Party - Fire
  Carlton/Woman in WH Films TV period drama Woman in White  
  BBC East News Filler Elton - 30th Anniv Couple  
  Psychology News Ltd Drama Solo Shuttle Wagon Lits Salon as a Eurostar
  BBC Look East News Item Royal Mail Xmas Stamps Launch
  Bronson Knight Prod The Knock 2 Wagons on Loan at Woolwich
  Indelible Films Pop Video The Levellers - "Dog Train"  
1998 BBC East TV - Filler Weather Intro Sentinel Diesel in Loco Yard
  GMT Productions Film Drama Greenwich Mean Time  
  BBC East TV Event Learning to Drive a Steam Engine  
1999 Carnegie Stills Commercial Benson & Hedges At Longueville Junc.
  BBC TV Cardiff Drama Series Jack of Hearts At Wansford with DMU
  Thames TV TV Series The Bill  
  Golden Reed Productions Documentary Jewish Children Documentary  
  Central TV TV News Feature A Day in Peterborough  
  Imagination Ford Journey Zone   Promo Stills for Millennium Dome - of Track only!
  Multi Media Arts Supporting Acts "What we do" Mike Warrington interview for Ch 4 Production
2000   TV series Band of Brothers  
  BBC - East Midlands News & Events Holiday Out Family from Nottingham on a day out
  Meridian TV News Documentary "Spirit of Anglia"  
  LLTV Cable   Feature About Anglia and its personalities
  Anglia TV News Filler Rail Mail Weekend Mike Warrington interview
  Talkback Productions TV Comedy The Armando  
  BBC TV Look East News Feature Santa Specials With presenters family
  Anglia TV News Feature Santa Specials  
2001 Anglia TV Series Riddles of the River River Nene
  BBC East TV News Series A to Z of Anglia, Y is for Yarwell  
  Anglia TV TV News Filler Heritage - Railways  
  Absolutely Productions Show for Channel 4 Skit -on the 'Grim Reefer'  
  OR Media TV Children's Film Paddington goes to Peru Stephen Fry
  October Films Ltd Documentary Last peasants of Europe  
  South Bank Show LWT Documentary Night Mail - on Travelling Post Offices  
2002 BBC TV TV Drama Murder in Mind  
  BBC TV TV Historical On the Record History of the Travelling Post Office & Night Mail
  BBC TV TV Drama Copenhagen Copenhagen Stn 1941,Station scenes at Wansford
  Bullit Films Commercial TXU Energy - Lost Wallet  
  Brahms Stills Shoot Launch of ATOC Website  
  Locationworks Commercial Stills Alpen Cereal  
  BBC TV - East News Item   25th Anniversary Celebrations
  Anglia TV News Item   25th Anniversary Celebrations
  Johnathon Knowles Ph'y Brochure Stills Quintiq - Inspection of a Tunnel  
  BBC TV - News East News Item   Weddings - New Venues
  Spa Films - for Railtrack Training Films(2) Level Xing and Station Spads  
2003 BBC TV TV Drama Series Casualty Series18 Episode 1&2 Train crash - Wansford Tunnel
  Leopard Films Series Introduction Cash in the Attic  
  South Bank Show TV Feature Night Mail - history of the TPO's  
  BBC TV Series Documentary Work on the TPO's Brian White describes the TPO operations
  Zollner UK Promotional Film ATWS Safety Film and use of German Equipment  
  BBC TV - Look East News Item   Thomas returns after his Major Overhaul
  Anglia TV News Item   Presentation of Lottery Awards for ALL Blue Plaque
2004 Nickleodian for SKY TV 'Your Nicked' Children's Programme Intro's
  Lion Television Scotland BBCTV History Days which shook the World The Gt Train Robbery
  BBC TV TV drama series Silent Witness VIII Train Crash/Landrover -Castor
  The Gamma Project Documentary Heavy Duty  
2005 Granada TV TV Drama Series Poirot - Mystery of the Blue train W/Lits at Wansford
  Anglia TV TV News - Local 60th Anniversary Evacuations with Stibbington FSC
  Anglia TV TV News - Local City of Peterborough - rededication  
  Anglia TV TV News - Local Walking the Nene Way  
  BBC TV TV Drama Dalzeil & Pascoe Football coach accident
2006 Edge Picture Company Network Rail safety film 'Say Again'  
  Hartswood films Television drama Jekyll  
  GB Productions Low budget Drama Season of fog  
  Eye Film & TV Documentary Country Lives  
2007 Lucy Macleod Films Romantic comedy Norbert  
  ITV Anglia Local TV News The Lonely Anzac  
  ITV Anglia Documentary Secret Rivers  
  Channel 5 Children's TV Milkshake  
2008 BBC Look East News Feature Steamy Affairs Investigation  
  BBC Pictures Drama Silent Witness  
  ITV Anglia News Feature Yarwell Junction Station Opening  
  YA Screen Academy Student Drama A Girl Dies  
  UCCA Group J Productions Student Drama Pictures In The Dark  
  Nine Films Musical Film Nine Featured Daniel Day Lewis & Penelope Cruz

 

2009          
  Vijay Galani Moviez Bollywood Veer  

 

  AM Films Bollywood PAA  

 

  ITV Television drama Murder on the Orient Express Featured David Suchet

 

 

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