Station Jim was a heart warming one-off drama set in the 1980s that charts the effect a performing dog (Station Jim) has on the lives of a village’s inhabitants following his adoption by Bob, a lovelorn railway porter.
The story involves an attempt to close down a local orphanage and Bob’s attempt to raise money to save it; it also involves Queen Victoria and an assassination plot.
UK / BBC One – BBC Films / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 30 December 2001 at 6:30pm
Writer: Mark Wallington / Idea: Joanne Reay / Executive Producers: Gareth Neame, David M. Thompson / Producers: Ann Scott, Judith Hunt / Director: John Roberts
GEORGE COLE as Stationmaster Pope
CHARLIE CREED-MILES as Bob
FRANK FINLAY as Riorden Snr
LAURA FRASER as Harriet
DAVID HAIG as Riorden Jnr
CELIA IMRIE as Miss Frazier
HARRY PEACOCK as George
DAVID ROSS as Chambers
MARTIN SAVAGE as Stanley
NADIA SAWALHA as Rosa
PRUNELLA SCALES as Queen Victoria
JOHN THOMSON as Harold
STANLEY TOWNSEND as Mataplan
TIMOTHY WEST as Sir Christopher Ellis
DAVID BRADLEY as Elliot
THOMAS SANGSTER as Henry
GRAHAM SEED as Queen’s Secretary
JAMES WARD as Charlie
MILLIE FINDLAY as Alice
ERIC BYRNE as Tommy
FRANSESCA MARTIN as Polly
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