Dixon Dock Green’s Jack Warner stars in this gritty crime drama loosely based on the novel Sleep Long, My Love by Hillary Waugh and possibly on aspects of the real-life Brighton Trunk murders.
The film features scenes shot at Brighton Railway station, the North Laine area (including Gardner Street), Madeira Drive, and the police jailhouse now a museum. In recent years, the jail has been used as a venue for the true-life murder plays written for the Brighton Festival by Nigel Fairs.
Other scenes were shot in Lewes and the house in Saltdean, where the murder occurs, is actually on The Highway, between Peacehaven and Newhaven. Extra local colour is created with the appearance of an Evening Argus journalist and Detective Inspector Fred Fellows attempts to make a Brighton & Hove Albion football game.
For more pictures of the locations, then and now, visit the Reelstreets website.