Actors - Julia Hills, Rory Mcgrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope, Tony Robinson, Robert Bathurst, Michael Fenton-Stevens
Producer - Andy Hamilton
A one day filming contract during summer 1986 for the Channel 4 late night comedy series
The Unrepeatable Who Dare Wins. Metropolitan No.1 and Gresley coach 41384 featured in most of the action, which centred on an old-time
film company making a Charlie Chaplin feature "The Undiscovered Chaplin". The basic plot centred on the fact that Charlie got it all wrong. This resulted
in the 'heroine', in a 'girl tied to the railway line scene', actually getting runover by mistake, and various murders and other crimes being committed. There was
also a trouserless commuter wandering about the station, which caused some confusion at site. This was probably Tony Robinson, who did wander around various sketches
in this series in various states of undress!
During the filming of the 'heroine' scene, a dummy was substituted for the young lady before the crucial shot and the loco crew that day said
they looked long and hard just to make sure!. The episode was screened in October 1986.
Rolling Stock Used - Metropolitan No.1 and Gresley No. 41384.
Availability - A rather poor version is on Youtube, see Episode 4. A VHS video was available,
sometimes turning up on Ebay and Amazon as second hand copies.
Met No. 1 on Channel 4 - Trevor Page - Quainton News No. 61 Autumn / Winter 1986 / 87