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Film and TV Credits

A guide to films and television productions that have used Didcot Railway Centre as a location, and locomotives you can see at the Railway Centre that have travelled to other locations to appear in films.

Cinema and Television Films

Title

Date

Starring

Location

Locomotives and rolling stock

Anna Karenina (film)

2012

Keira Knightley

Didcot Engine Shed (as Moscow station)

5322, 3822, vintage carriages

Bliss of Mrs Blossom, The (film)

1968

Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough

Taplow

6106 painted in psychedelic livery

Camomile Lawn, The (television film)

1992

Felicity Kendal

Didcot Transfer Shed

 

Carrie’s War (television film)

2004

Keeley Fawcett

Didcot Transfer Shed (as Paddington station)

 

Danish Girl, The (film)

2015

Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

Didcot Engine Shed (as Copenhagen and Paris stations)

5322, 9002

Elephant Man, The (television film)

2003

 

Didcot Transfer Shed

3822

Francois (Proof of concept film)

2018

Daniel Francois-Smith

Didcot Engine Shed

1289

Genius (film)

2016

Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman

Didcot Engine Shed (as New York Central)

5322, 92, 93, 9002

Heroes of Telemark, The (film)

1964

Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris

Southampton Docks

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Ike: The War Years (television film)

1979

Robert Duvall, Lee Remick

Marylebone station, London

6998 and GWR coaches

Incredible Sarah, The (film)

1976

Glenda Jackson

Didcot Engine Shed (as Dover and Paris stations)

7808

Louis Wain (film)

2020

Benedict Cumberbatch

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Meetings with Remarkable Men (film)

1979

Dragan Maksimovic

Didcot Lifting Shop (as an Asian locomotive works)

5051

Most Reluctant Convert, The (film)

2021

Max McLean

Didcot Transfer Shed, Oxford Road platform, main entrance platform

2999

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (film)

1975

Derek Nimmo

Marylebone station, London

5322

Paddington 2 (film)

2017

 

Coal stage

 

Partners in Crime (television series)

2016

David Walliams, Jessica Raine

Didcot Engine Shed (as Paris)

9112

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (film)

2011

Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law

Didcot Engine Shed (as a German armaments factory)

3738, 6697

Thank You Comrades (television film)

1978

Ben Kingsley, David Howey, Michael Troughton

Didcot Engine Shed

ASMO van decorated as a Russian cinema train

These Foolish Things (film)

2006

Charlotte Lucas

Didcot Transfer Shed

1340

Three Men in a Boat (television film)

1975

Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen Moore

Didcot Engine Shed (as Waterloo station)

5322

Wolvercote Tongue, The (television, Inspector Morse)

1987

John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Didcot Railway Centre (as itself)

6106

Young Winston (film)

1972

Simon Ward, Edward Woodward

Craig-y-Nos (South Wales)

1466 as South African War armoured locomotive

Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year being filmed in the Transfer Shed at Didcot Railway Centre

Documentaries

Title

Date

Presenter and production company

Location

Locomotives and rolling stock

Age of Steam (television documentary)

2003

Fred Dibnah

Didcot Railway Centre

5051

Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year

2017

Channel 4

Didcot Railway Centre Transfer Shed

4144

Antiques Road Trip

2021

Phil Serrell

BBC 1

Didcot Railway Centre Transfer Shed and Museum

 

Architecture the Railways Built

2021

Tim Dunn

Yesterday

Didcot Railway Centre continuity shots

 

Blue Peter

1985

Simon Groom

BBC

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Brilliant Brunel (television documentary)

2010

Dan Cruickshank National Geographic

Didcot Transfer Shed

Fire Fly

Brunel Documentary

1984

Chris Hughes

TVS

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Chemistry: a Volatile History

2010

Jim Al-Khalili

BBC 4

Didcot Railway Centre

3650

Collecting Now

1983

BBC Filming

 

 

C. S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (television documentary)

2005

Anton Rodgers

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Great Britons, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (television documentary)

2002

Jeremy Clarkson

Didcot Broad Gauge Railway

 

Great British Railway Journeys: Windsor to Didcot (television documentary)

2011

Michael Portillo

Travelling Post Office apparatus

5322, TPO coach 814

Great Western Journey

1985

BBC

 

 

Impressionists; Painting and Revolution, The (television documentary)

2011

Waldemar Januszczak

Didcot Transfer Shed

Fire Fly, 190

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace

2021

ITV 1

Didcot Railway Centre Museum

7371

Nature of Britain

2007

Alan Titchmarsh

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Treasure Hunt

1985

Anneka Rice

Chatsworth Television Ltd

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Trainspotting Live (live broadcast several days)

2016

Peter Snow, Hannah Fry

BBC

Didcot Railway Centre

3650, 6023

War Heroes (television documentary)

2010

Dan Cruickshank National Geographic

Didcot Railway Centre

5322

Wildlife on Railways

1985

BBC

Didcot Railway Centre

 

Queen during filming of Breakthru’ with locomotive 3822.

Music Videos

Title

Date

Artists

Location

Locomotives and rolling stock

Breakthru’

1989

Queen

Nene Valley Railway

3822

Don’t Start Without Me (Christmas video)

2018

The Fizz

Didcot Halt

4144 190

One Great Thing

1986

Big Country

Didcot Railway Centre

9017

Educational Resource for University Media Students

Title

 

Date

Student and University

Location

Locomotives and rolling stock

Brunel and the Original High Speed Railway

2020

Adam Landau University of Kent Journalism project

Didcot Railway Centre Museum and Transfer Shed

2999

Steaming Giants

2019

Scott Dance University of West London

Didcot Railway Centre Engine Shed and Transfer Shed

Fire Fly

Student Project

2019

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Didcot Railway Centre Didcot Halt  

Young Winston, the armoured train battle being filmed in South Wales

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