Decline and Fall

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A 2017 BBC adaption of Evelyn Waugh's comedy novel, first published in 1928, with a cast including Jack Whitehall, Eva Longoria and David Suchet. When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, it kick starts a disastrous chainAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile of events that no one could have anticipated.

The location of the school to which Pennyfeather is sent is 'Llanabba' in North Wales. Waugh taught at a school in Llanddulas for two terms in 1925, which features prominently as Llanabba in the book.[1] Llandulas railway station was located in Denbighshire, North Wales, on the London and North Western Railway's North Wales Coast Line between Chester and Holyhead.

Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway

Episode 1 includes a short image of GWR Large Prairie 5164 at approximately 09:00 minutes with set L, but nothing to date the footage. The following 'going away' shot towards the viaduct is a totally different locomotive and railway. As 5164 was withdrawn from service in January 2014 and the series shot during 2016, this was archive footage.

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway




BBC Programmes 'Decline and Fall'
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