The Fasting Girl

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LNWRLondon & North Western Railway 1439 was used in filming (Wikimedia Commons)

The Fasting Girl was a BBC 2 Wales TV drama broadcast in 1984[1]. It was a dramatisation of newspaper reports from 1869 concerning a little Welsh girl who was claimed to have fasted, with no significant loss of health, for more than a year[2].

Filming on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

NRM's LNWRLondon & North Western Railway Ramsbottom 0-4-0ST No 1439 was loaned to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society for filming which took place in May 1983 at Arley, renamed Pencader for the production[3].

A brief extract is featured in an ABC TV trailer on YouTube, though with no obvious SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society connection.

See also

List of film and TV productions

References

  1. TVRDB TV listing
  2. BFI.org
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 68

Links

Railalbum images of 1439 at Arley 16 October 1983
Steam locomotive, number 1439, National Railway Museum website
ABC trailer on YouTube