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 Carl Matthews (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Sally Thorn (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Maggie Matthews (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Ryan Cole (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Charlotte Matthews (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Adam Matthews (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Grant Findlay (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Kerry Wright (2 episodes, 2014)
Mohammed Ali ...
 Train Commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Make Up Lady (2 episodes, 2014)
Ben Fox ...
 Commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Hotel Receptionist (2 episodes, 2014)
John Hiorns ...
 Train commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
Joanna Jeffrees ...
 Commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
Jeff Leslie ...
 Sally's New Man (2 episodes, 2014)
Stuart Matthews ...
 Commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
Vander McLeod ...
 Personal Trainer (2 episodes, 2014)
Thomas Morrison ...
 Martin Dawson (2 episodes, 2014)
Ricky Rajpal ...
 Commuter (2 episodes, 2014)
Julio Romeo ...
 Bartender (2 episodes, 2014)
Sam Simon ...
 Kind gentleman (2 episodes, 2014)
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After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves increasingly drawn to each other, and as their friendship grows to flirtation they refuse to admit - to each other or themselves - that a line might be crossed. The consequences of discovery will be life-changing, catastrophic perhaps, and yet they can't help falling in love. A romantic drama for grown-ups, The 7.39 is charged, funny, moving and sexy. Written by anon

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6 January 2014 (UK)  »

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In the first scene of part one, a copy of One Day is seen on Sally's bedside table. One Day was authored by David Nicholls, the writer of this drama. See more »

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References Jane Eyre (2006) See more »

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Frère Jacques
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[Carl's daughter practices violin]
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The loneliness of the medium distance commuter
10 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 7.39 is the latest screenplay to hit the (TV) screens from the pen of David (One day) Nicholls comes across as an update or homage to Brief Encounter. The 1945 original is rightly considered a classic, written by Noel Coward and directed by David Lean it's very much a film of it's time.

This was shown recently over two nights on BBC1 and follows a similar pattern with the two leads being tempted into cheating on their partners. David Morrissey is well cast as the middle management office worker married to Olivia Coleman with two teenage children. Sheridan Smith is equally effective as a personal trainer recently engaged to Sean Maguire who clearly works out.

Knowing David Nicholls this won't be a "and they all lived happily ever after" ending and it isn't. But the journey is what this film is all about and it's quite a ride, with highs and lows along the way as the miss-matched pair get to know each other better.

There is not much humour or nudity in the film but it's definitely an adult film with consequences for actions taken, it also works as a story much better than the film adaptation of One day did.

Overall 8/10 highly recommended.


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