- Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Griffith, Gabrielle Brune, Sid James and others
- T.E.B. Clarke
- Charles Crichton
- Michael Truman
The villagers of Titfield love the convenience their small local branch line railway offers, so when its notice of closure is posted there is uproar.
British Railways, however - and particularly the small local firm it has signed a deal with to begin a bus service instead - has reckoned without the will of the villagers.
The local squire, whose ancestors built the line, is not willing to let his family heritage go without a fight and soon, with the support of the vicar, various other influential Titfielders and wealthy eccentric Mr Valentine, mounts a bid to buy the stretch of track into the nearby town of Mallingford and run it themselves.
Awarded a one-month trial of the running of the line by the responsible government department, the villagers of Titfield are overjoyed with their new full-size train set: but the newly created bus company aren't going to let their new monopoly slip through their fingers without a fight.
- UK certificate
- 83 minutes
- Release date
- Friday 6th March 1953
- Thursday 5th March 1953
- Production company
- Music composed by Georges Auric and conducted by Ernest Irving. Played by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
- Laugh track
- Last repeat
- Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 3:05pm on BBC2