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Mind The Gap Documentary

It was this time last year that the story came out how the widow of Oswald Laurence (the voice of the “Mind the Gap” announcements) used to visit the tube just to hear his voice … well, someone’s gone and made a beautiful short film about ┬áit.

Oswald Laurence’s voice was used on the northbound Northern Line but was phased out until only Embankment used it. Dr Margaret McCollum said she often uses the station and was devastated when “he wasn’t there” in November.

She was given a copy of the recording after TfL heard she went to Embankment after his death to hear his voice. After the request Transport for London bosses decided to restore the voiceover warning to Embankment station.

The film features Babrican, not Embankment – and if you’re being really picked you’ll notice a few continuity errors.

Mind The Gap from Luke Flanagan on Vimeo.