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Ray Davies, leader of the group The Kinks and one of the most well-respected songwriters in the history of British rock, made his directorial debut with this film produced for British television. A man (played by Kenneth Colley) boards a commuter train and reads his newspaper, glancing at a story in which a man who looks just like him is wanted for a brutal rape. As the miles roll by, he wonders about the fate of his missing daughter (Dominique Barnes) and the sad state of his relationship with his wife (Valerie Holliman). He also banters with an attractive women (Gretchen Franklin) sitting nearby, watches a group of businessmen cheerfully singing about their careers, and observes a group of older people wondering what became of their lives and the world they once knew. Davies himself has a small role as a singer in a tube station (he wrote several original songs for the project). Also, keep an eye peeled for Tim Roth in a small role as a punk rocker. As a bonus, the DVD release also features eight music videos by The Kinks, including concept videos for "Come Dancing," "Predictable," and "State of Confusion," and live clips of the band performing earlier hits such as "Lola," "You Really Got Me," and "Celluloid Heroes." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Kenneth Colley
as The Traveller
Valerie Holliman
as Traveler's Wife
Aaron Probyn
as Small Boy Traveler
Gretchen Franklin
as Old Lady
Betty Romaine
as Old Lady
Michael Cule
as Businessman
Christopher Godwin
as Businessman
Wanda Rokicki
as Schoolteacher
Alan Mitchell
as Headmaster
Timothy Davies
as Father, Horsley Station
Tim Roth
as Boy Punk
Lizzie McKenzie
as Middle-Aged Lady
Sheila Collings
as Middle-Aged Lady
Myrtle Devenish
as Blind Lady
Wally Thomas
as Old Soldier
Roy Evans
as Mortuary Assistant
Sue Vanner
as Sexy Girl
Claire Rayner
as Herself
Neil Landor
as Newscaster
Sally Anne
as Girl Punk
Joan Blackman
as Mother, Horsley Station
Alan Mitchell
as Man with Leather Patches
Joan Blackman
as Mother, Horsley Station
Sally Anne
as Girl Punk


Ray Davies
Dennis Woolf
Ray Davies
Roger Deakins
Ray Davies
Composer (Music Score)
David Mingay
Terry Pritchard
Art Director