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


  • 1986 film

Manic comedy about the misadventures of an obsessively punctual comprehensive school headmaster, starring John Cleese. Stars John Cleese, Penelope Wilton, Alison Steadman, Stephen Moore, Joan Hickson and more.

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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

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