The Signalman (1976)

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A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger.

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The Signalman
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The Traveller
Reginald Jessup ...
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A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger.

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Where the path is cut into the side of the cutting it is obvious it is of new make, not a well worn path used by the signalman every day. It can even be seen spilling onto the rails in one or two shots. This is because the signalbox is a fake, the nearest signalbox in reality is about two miles away. See more »

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Version of Suspense: The Signal Man (1953) See more »

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Certainly memorable
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I hadn't realised just how good this show was until it dawned on me that despite not having seen it for years I could still get goosebumps when I was telling people about how it was usually shown around Christmas when I was growing up in England.

Recounting the story wasn't nearly as atmospheric as the show. I wish they would show it on BBC America sometime.

The show is a flashback to a time when rail travel was at it's heyday and is set in a signal box close to the mouth of a tunnel. The suspense is incredible and the whole show is filmed immaculately. The mood, the setting and the suspense are all top notch. I believe this to be one of the best shows the BBC ever filmed. At judging by the fact that it is being shown again some 29 years after its first showing stands as a testament for its ability to stand the test of time and thrill a whole new generation.


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