London to Brighton in 4 Minutes

10/10/2002 01:00.

A breathtaking ride.
UK 1952, 4 minutes

Programme Notes

A British Transport Films classic made by the BBC that is just what it says: a breathtaking tide on the ‘Brighton Belle’ express train speeded up to over 800 miles per hour by stop-frame photography. If only…


“Cool. Compelling. Mesmerising.”

“What a brilliantly simple but effective idea!”

“Obviously pre-Railtrack”

“Where were Railtrack?”

“Overpowering music!”

“Quite sick-making”


A:25, B:9, C:3, D:0, E:0 to give 90%