Caught on a Train

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Caught on a Train is a critically successful British television play written by Stephen Poliakoff and directed by Peter Duffell, based on an overnight train journey across Europe, and following the route of a journey that Poliakoff had himself made from London to Vienna. It was first shown, on BBC1, on 31 October 1980, and was re-shown in 2001 and 2006.

The play stars Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Kitchen, and the main supporting cast features Wendy Raebeck and Michael Sheard. The soundtrack was written by the jazz composer Mike Westbrook.

The play won a BAFTA Television Award and other plaudits in 1980.

Having previously been available on VHS, the play was released on DVD by BBC Worldwide in 2004, with an audio commentary by Poliakoff and the producer, Kenith Trodd.

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