Cruel Train

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1995
  • Running time: 100 min
Cruel Train is a British television crime drama, written and directed by Malcolm McKay, that first broadcast on BBC2 on 22 December 1996. Based on Émile Zola's La Bête humaine, and set during the Blitz, the film stars David Suchet as Ruben Roberts, a... read more
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Cruel Train is a British television crime drama, written and directed by Malcolm McKay, that first broadcast on BBC2 on 22 December 1996. Based on Émile Zola's La Bête humaine, and set during the Blitz, the film stars David Suchet as Ruben Roberts, a railway official who discovers that his wife, Selina, was sexually abused as a child by the Chairman of the Line, Arthur Grandridge, who also happens to be her godfather. Assisted by Selina, Ruben plots to murder Grandridge on the Brighton Express.

Original Release

01/01/1995

Cast

David Suchet Ruben Roberts
Saskia Reeves Selina Roberts
Adrian Dunbar Jack Dando
Alec McCowen Supt. Fish
Jonathan Moore Sgt. Handy
Richard Ridings Percy Cotton
Melanie Hill Phyllis Pratt
Vivienne Burgess Mrs. Liddle
Gerard Horan Colin Caine
Minnie Driver Flora Mussell
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Malcolm McKay

Writers

Malcolm McKay, Émile Zola

Cast

David Suchet Ruben Roberts
Saskia Reeves Selina Roberts
Adrian Dunbar Jack Dando
Alec McCowen Supt. Fish
Jonathan Moore Sgt. Handy
Richard Ridings Percy Cotton
Melanie Hill Phyllis Pratt
Vivienne Burgess Mrs. Liddle
Gerard Horan Colin Caine
Minnie Driver Flora Mussell
Bryan Pringle Maurice Mussell
Sheila Reid Vera Mussell
Patrick Godfrey Davidson (station master)
Steven Crossley John Muster
David Belcher Arthur Grandridge
Gerry Hinks Air Raid Warden, Victoria
Danny Davies Air Raid Warden, Brighton
Vincent Worth Newsvendor
Louise Papillon Waitress
Sean Connolly Soldier

Producers

George Faber Executive Producer
Chris Parr Executive Producer
Beverley Dartnall Producer
Mervyn Gill-Dougherty Producer

Editors

Masahiro Hirakubo

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