The Titfield Thunderbolt – 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD
A comical and delightful tale of community spirit, written by celebrated Ealing regular and Academy Award Winner T.E.B. Clarke (The Lavender Hill Mob, Barnacle Bill), directed by Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda, The Lavender Hill Mob) and celebrating its 60th Anniversary, The Titfield Thunderbolt has been expertly digitally restored* from the much loved Golden Age of the Ealing Comedies.
When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line, a group of local village residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the complete lack of licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately this puts them into direct competition with the local bus company.
– Making the Titfield Thunderbolt
– Douglas Slocombe Home Movie Footage
– The Lion Locomotive Featurette
– Locations Featurette
– Stills Gallery
– Restoration comparison
– Douglas Slocombe on Charles Crichton audio interview