Have you ever had a Tube ride on the London Underground that changed your life? 2023 marks 25 years since the release of the British film Sliding Doors. 🍿 🎞
To mark the occasion, we’ve partnered with Jennie Becker, creator of Sliding Doors podcast, to create a 4-part documentary series that dives into the backstory of his iconic romantic-comedy. These special episodes are part of the Tube 160 event, celebrating the London Underground’s role as the lifeblood of the Capital.
When Helen (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) misses a train, the movie splits into two parallel storylines. For the film’s writer and director Peter Howitt, it was important that the key moment was filmed in the iconic London Underground, as her fate is determined by one single Tube ride.
It’s the idea of a ‘Sliding Doors moment’ that superfan Jennie Becker is enchanted by.
‘Throughout my life and career, I’ve always been fascinated by the theory that everything happens for a reason.’Jennie Becker
She’s spent the last two years interviewing over 60 guests on her podcast. They all reveal the moments when their lives could have been different due to a chance encounter, just like in the film.
Sliding Doors podcast 🎧 🤩
In our special episodes, the podcast takes a trip back in time to look at the making of the film.
There are interviews with the cast of the film, including John Hannah, Jeanne Tripplehorn and producer Philippa Braithwaite. They all share their memories of what it was like on set and their favourite moments.
Celebrity fans of the film also share their Sliding Doors moments in episode 4 with Jennie. We hear from Steven Bartlett, Rachel Stevens and Bradley Walsh.
Episode 1: The Origin of the Film Sliding Doors
Episode 2: The Iconic Sliding Doors Moment
Episode 3: The Release and Theory of Sliding Doors
Episode 4: Famous Sliding Doors Moments
Sliding Doors with TfL
Go location spotting 🕵🏼♀️ 📍
Watched the film? Listened to the Podcast? Check out the Underground locations featured and used for filming and see if you can spot the difference.
Celebrate Tube 160 with our GIFs
If you’ve taken a special journey and want to share it on your Instagram stories, add one of our gif stickers celebrating 160 years of the Tube to your post. Search ‘transport for london’ and ‘tube 160’ when adding a gif. Here’s some inspiration. 👀