A NEW film which received its world premiere today "showcases the brilliance and beauty of the Worth Valley and Keighley", according to the town mayor.

Councillor Luke Maunsell was amongst the guests as The Railway Children Return was premiered at Keighley's Picture House cinema this afternoon.

Stars of the film including Jenny Agutter, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith and John Bradley attended the glittering event.

Also present were director Morgan Matthews, producer Jemma Rodgers and writer Danny Brocklehurst, as well as celebrities from the world of entertainment and sport.

The Railway Children Return, the eagerly-awaited sequel to the classic 1970 film, sees Ms Agutter reprising her role as Bobbie.

And filming locations once again included Oakworth, Haworth and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Cllr Maunsell said: "It was an utter joy to attend the world premiere in Keighley.

"I won't go into spoiler territory, but the film is very much worth a watch and had me in tears.

"As an Oakworth councillor, I am also very happy that the village really was the gleaming light of the movie.

"The film also showcases the brilliance and beauty of the Worth Valley and Keighley so well and the cast was a joy to meet.

"It was a pleasure and an experience I will never forget. Keighley and Oakworth are once more on the map – and raising the flag as contributors to the City of Culture 2025 by their brilliance!"