SVR on TV, radio and film
Page updated on: 26/11/17 at 19:39
December 26th 2017
The Signalman was re-shown on BBC Four from December 22nd. It is a 1976 BBC TV drama based on the ghost story of the same name by Charles Dickens. Interior shots were taken in Highley signal box, and a full size replica of Highley signal box was erected on the Kidderminster side of Bewdley Tunnel for exterior views. GWR Pannier 5764 and three coaches also starred in the film.
SVRWiki page https://www.svrwiki.com/The_Signalman
It can be viewed on iPlayer until January 19th 2018 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074ptz/the-signalman?suggid=b0074ptz
November 15th 2017
Escape to the Country was broadcast on November 14th and is available for 28 days on iPlayer at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09g02gn/escape-to-the-country-series-18-13-worcestershire. The presenters and crew were on the Railway earlier this year.
November 4th 2017
Actor, comedian, television and radio host Alex Zane finished filming with us this week for a top secret project...
July 20th 2017
film 'Black Prince' is released worldwide on July 21st 2017.
Filmed widely across the UK and India, the film carefully captures the tragic, yet fascinating true story and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh, providing a visual narrative of one of India’s most noble kings, and his fragile relationship with, Queen Victoria, who was Godmother to his children. The Black Prince is a K. R. Films Hollywood film, written and directed by Kavi Raz and featuring Satinder Sartaaj, Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, Shabana Azmi, David Essex, Ranjit Singh, Ameet Chana and Sophie Stevens. The film is based on the life story of the last King of Punjab and his struggle under the British Raj to reclaim his faith and empire. The film premiered at the Manchester Film Festival on March 3rd 2017. See The Black Prince webpage on on Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3962984/.
Filming took place using GWR 2857 Heavy Goods loco 2857 at Bewdley on November 18th 2014.
Follow the link for the trailer www.theblackprince.com
March 24th 2017
I’m delighted to report that this week has been particularly busy for the marketing department with no less than two TV appearances, local radio coverage and numerous articles in the local papers too! All part of the planned media campaign to support the share offer, the stories capturing media interest this week are the 50th anniversary of the arrival of our very first loco No. 3205 (Saturday March 25th) and the magic million milestone.
On Tuesday we appeared on BBC Midlands Today evening news. We hope you managed to catch this on BBC iPlayer before it expired!
This morning Keith Wilkinson from ITV Central News has been with us filming for this evening’s programme which will air at 6pm. If it doesn’t make the 6pm news, we’ve been told it will be on tomorrow or Monday. Remember to record it!
Today’s Shropshire Star and Bridgnorth Journal include articles on the above stories and some fantastic photos from their archives.
And last but not least BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester will be live on air tomorrow from 8.15am.
We’ll be sharing as much of this coverage as we can online via svr.co.uk, our YouTube channel and our Facebook pages (Severn Valley Railway Official Site). We’ve got our hands on some wonderful archive video footage from March 1967 which will be available to view from midday tomorrow to mark this special day in our Railway’s history.
Thank you to John Hill (driver of No. 3205 on its arrival at Bridgnorth on March 25th 1967) for undertaking lots of interviews this week and to our new found celebrity – Puddles the station cat! Happy viewing!
As always any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Clare Gibbard Marketing & Communications Manager
March 3rd 2017
Today we welcomed Escape to the Country and Nicki Chapman to the Railway. The presenter interviewed our General Manager Nick Ralls, helped the P Way team with tamping and finally upholstered a carriage seat in the Carriage Works.
Nicki Chapman is filming Escape to the Country with us, seen here interviewing our General Manager Nick Ralls
Nicki Chapman is filming Escape to the Country with us, seen here having a go at tamping
February 24th 2017
On March 5th on Channel 4 at 8pm will be 'Rivers' with Jeremy Paxman. Tune in for some spectacular Severn Valley Railway footage and interviews with some of our volunteers and staff.