Lovejoy - "Somewhere over the Rainbow" episode

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Taunton

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Looks like Chappel & Wakes Colne on the Marks Tey - Sudbury branch, with East Anglian Railway Museum off to the left.
 

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Looks like it. I don't quite know how the ownership works at Chappel, the entire site, including the old main station building on one side of the line and the museum on the other, seems to belong to the museum, with the only the single rail line owned by Network Rail. There are signs for a side entrance when the museum and its big station building is not open (inevitably the only time I've been there was when it was). Presumably the filming was arranged with the museum.
 

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Yes, a couple of minutes before that, the 2-car Met-Cam is crossing the huge viaduct just south of the station, must have been filmed about the time of the changeover from old dmu to the 153. Interior shots too in the (refurbished - fluorescent lighting) dmu. Then leaping up the steps of the so oversized, for the village, station building and then sat on the main platform, with its old Eastern Region dark blue enamel signage visible in the background.

Someone once wrote that the reason that East Anglia had that dark blue regional colour, where Cambridge of course should be the light blue, is that longstanding railway manager of the area Gerry Fiennes was in fact an Oxford man ... :)
 

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Thanks. Believe there was a two year interval between filming the Series 4 "The Ring" episode (filmed 1992, aired early 1993) and the Series 6 "Somewhere over the Rainbow" episode (1994).

As a minor query, do you reckon that the red telephone kiosk plonked outside the station entrance in the Series 4 episode was probably a bit of set dressing?
 

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