A scene for the 1980s detective series “Remington Steele” was filmed in Dublin Connolly after hours on 23rd November 1986. For the occasion the station was dressed up to resemble Paddington in London, and No.85 and NCC cariages 68 and 87 were adorned with the BR arrow motifs of the time. The film makers stated that although it was supposed to be a present-day scene, a steam engine would look more attractive for the American audience. The filming included a fight scene in the Connolly foyer involving a young Pierce Brosnan. The train worked from Whitehead to Dublin on 21st November and returned on the morning of Monday 24th November.