The 7.39?

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  1. crispy1978

    crispy1978 Established Member

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    Anyone know which was the 'home' station?

    Looked to me to be a Southern operated stations. The South West trains may or may not be a red herring!!
     
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    Just in case anyone is wondering this thread is talking about this TV programme ;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it's an SWT station. I thought it was Woking initially, but that may well be wrong.
     
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    I thought Woking initially as well, it does look like Woking's canopy, plus the building behind is familiar. I think it is Woking!
     
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    I was going for Woking as well.
    The "town centre" scenes look like Guildford though- can anyone else confirm?
     
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    It is Woking. They spent a good few weeks earlier last year on and around the station.
     
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    Do you think it would have been filmed on a 'charter' train with extras rather than in the genuine rush hour?
     
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    The 444 has it's buffet open in a later scene, talk about a massive inaccuracy! :lol:
     
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    It most definitely was. A lot done on Sunday mornings I think.
     
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    Part 2 of 2 is on tonight if anyone's interested.
     
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    Just watching a drama on the BBC iPlayer about some romance that develops with 2 commuters on the '7:39' train service to Waterloo (Not sure where they board the train!).

    Anyway does anyone know how they filmed it? As I imagine they can't stick a camera crew and actors on a random train! (Presumably they filmed a lot of the train scenes in one go!)
     
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    Looked like Woking from the couple of scenes I saw.
     
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    I've not seen the show, nor do I want to, but I will hazard a guess that most scenes would have been taken in a static location with the views out the window composited in later.
     
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    Rather than hazard a guess -I would suggest you watch the show and then form an opinion.
    The scenes through the windows seemed real to me (not composited later) and I identified most locations were on the 4 track line between Woking and Waterloo. There were some quick glimpses of some double track railway but would have to see "still photos" to confirm this.
     
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    Most of the train shots were filmed on a static 444 in platform 6 at Woking last spring.
     
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    Doesn't look like Guildford to me, definitely not Woking town centre either though.
     
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    Town Centre is Church Street in Twickenham.
     
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    David Morrisey - the actor in it - was interviewed a few days before and said that the train scenes were shot on Saturday mornings using a special train and lots of extras and also said the Waterloo shots were similarly done on Saturday mornings.

    Morrisey, said a lot of people were already / would compare it to "Brief Encounter" but in reality it would be completely different, he was right and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I suspect quite a few men and women watching it had some uncomfortable moments of recollection.
     
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    Makes sense that it was filmed on a Saturday morning, didn't exactly feel like peak time at Waterloo.
     
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    If it was Woking it would be an inaccuracy as the programme regularly made reference to '2-hour commutes'. Oh and there isn't a 07:39 anyway! ;)

    I thought I heard the automated announcer say 'calling at Guildford, Woking and Waterloo' at one point so I think the script intended them to come from a further station. Of course where the scenes were actually filmed is a different matter entirely!

    Quite enjoyed the programme though, rarely watch this sort of TV but was decent enough. First episode was slightly better than the second.
     
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