Friday 17th January 2014
Originally broadcast on BBC 1, from David Nicholls, the writer of One Day, comes The 7.39 - a funny, moving and sexy love story released on DVD on 10th February 2014, courtesy of Universal Pictures UK.
A fight over a seat on the daily commute leads to an affair where both parties promise themselves that each time they meet it will be the last and yet can't help falling in love. Starring David Morrissey (The Walking Dead); Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Sheridan Smith (Mrs Biggs) and double BAFTA Award-winning Olivia Colman (Broadchurch).
Writer, David Nicholls says: "The 7.39 is a love story for grown-ups, the sort of drama that has not been seen on television for a while. I'm delighted to be writing for the BBC again and working with such a terrific cast and production team."
Carl Matthews (David Morrissey) is stuck. At the age of 45 his life has become routine. Every morning Carl fights his way onto the 7.39 train where he sees the same unhappy faces doing the same daily commute into Waterloo. Happily married to his best friend from college, Maggie (Olivia Colman), with whom he has two healthy, if sullen, teenage kids, life for Carl has become predictable.
Sally Thorn (Sheridan Smith) has recently moved out of London, where she still works as the manager of a health club. But she's unsure if she likes her new suburban life, or the prospect of marriage to Ryan (Sean Maguire), a handsome personal trainer. Ryan is desperate to start a family, get married, settle down. Sally secretly wonders if he really is the man for her. Not that there's much time to worry about these things, not while she's running to catch the 7.39.
Over a fight for a seat Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journeys become a lot more interesting.
The 7.39 is the story of how even the most predictable of lives can, in a fleeting moment, dramatically change course.
- Behind The Scenes
- Ain't Them Bodies Saints Trailer
- Powder Room Trailer
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.