Clockwise. Image shows from L to R: Brian Stimpson (John Cleese), Laura Wisely (Sharon Maiden).


1986 British comedy film about a punctual headmaster. Stars John Cleese, Penelope Wilton, Alison Steadman, Stephen Moore, Joan Hickson and others.

Press Clippings

John Cleese's irascible headteacher is flattened by time's winged chariot in Christopher Morahan's slight, but achingly funny, comedy, scripted by Michael Frayn. Heading for a conference in Norwich, Brian boards the wrong train and is soon deep in a travel nightmare horribly familiar to rail users everywhere.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 5th June 2019

Christopher Morahan obituary

Director and producer whose 60-year career spanned television, theatre and film - from The Jewel in the Crown to Pinter plays.

Michael Billington, The Guardian, 11th April 2017

Review: Clockwise

Some of the 'coincidental' and 'repetitive' scenarios are a bit too much at times -- like the 'right / left gag' or the 'bumping into or missing someone by accident ploy'. Apart from that though - no - this movie is just great in my eyes.

Comic Book and Movie Reviews, 6th February 2013