The Singing Detective
The Singing Detective was a noir-styled 1986 six-part BBC TV serial drama, written by Dennis Potter and starring Michael Gambon. Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his wartime childhood in the Forest of DeanWilliam Dean, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the Great Western Railway 1877-1902 and Chandleresque detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations, with himself in the title role. It won six BAFTAs and other awards.
Filming on the SVRSevern Valley Railway
8 days of filming took place in March of that year using LMS Jinty (4)7383. SVRSevern Valley Railway News included a photograph of 7383 and 4 carriages standing at Arley taken during filming on Sunday 23 March, and stills from the programme show Northwood Halt. Part 3 'Lovely Days' has footage interspersed through the first half of the episode.
- Internet Movie Database (Retrieved 15 February 2017)
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 80, pp 10-11.
- 'Platform 2', Stourbridge Line User Group, Issue 19, March 2020 (Retrieved 26 January 2022)