The Titfield Thunderbolt. Image shows from L to R: Joan (Gabrielle Brune), Valentine (Stanley Holloway). Copyright: Ealing Studios.

The Titfield Thunderbolt

1953 British comedy film about the closure of a small railway line. Stars Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson, Godfrey Tearle and others.

On TV on Wednesday at 3:25pm on BBC2

Press Clippings

DVD: The Titfield Thunderbolt

Ealing Studios' branch-line comedy, a tribute to communal independence, turns sixty.

Graham Fuller, The Arts Desk, 15th January 2013