Say Your Prayers. Image shows from L to R: Vic (Tom Brooke), Tim (Harry Melling).

Say Your Prayers

2020 British comedy film about a murder attempt. Stars Tom Brooke, Harry Melling, Derek Jacobi, Roger Allam, Anna Maxwell Martin and others.

Say Your Prayers. Image shows from L to R: Father Enoch (Derek Jacobi), Tim (Harry Melling), Vic (Tom Brooke).

Say Your Prayers

Comedy about a botched murder attempt at a Yorkshire literary festival

Tom Brooke, Harry Melling, Derek Jacobi, Roger Allam, Anna Maxwell Martin, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Vinette Robinson
Harry Michell and Jamie Fraser
Harry Michell
Helen Simmons and Ahmad Ahmadzadeh

For two weeks a year Ilkley, an idyllic Yorkshire spa town, plays host to thousands of avid book-lovers as well as some of the most celebrated names in academia for its annual Literary Festival.

Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley on its final weekend with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating keynote speaker John Huxley, the world's most controversial secularist. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man.

Now stuck in the town during Ilkley's busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed - that's providing Vic's rage, Tim's doubts, or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don't get in the way first.

Production Details

Prepare for one radical weekend
UK certificate
84 minutes
Release date
Monday 28th September 2020

Central City Media

Production companies
Also known as
  • Ilkley (Working title)
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