Hanover Street was a 1979 Columbia-EMI-Warner Anglo-American wartime romantic film starring Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down and Christopher Plummer.
LMS Ivatt Class 2 46443 was filmed, disguised as a continental locomotive (repeating a role from The Seven-Per-Cent Solution). Around 300 tons of ballast were purchased at the film company's expense, and spread on the track near Knowlesands and Foley Park tunnels to enable a motor cycle stuntman to ride along the track.
It is uncertain whether this action was used in the final cinema release.
- GM Michael Draper, SVR News 47, p.5.
- Permanent Way Dept Notes,SVR News 47 p.25.
Hanover Street on Internet Movie Data Base (which credits the East Somerset Railway as a scenes location)