The Missionary (1982)

Richard Loncraine directs Michael Palin, Maggie Smith and Denholm Elliott in this Edwardian set comedy where a handsome reverend must bring the word of God to the whores and toffs of London.

Convincing period atmosphere. Neat how Palin’s good hearted believer quickly becomes a trick, pimp or pro from scene to scene. The central hook is that his mission for fallen women essentially becomes a knocking shop while he, through no fault of his own, fucks everyone but his fiancée… yet this takes up so little of the plot you do wonder if the creatives got distracted by every idea except their perfect main gag?


Perfect Double Bill: A Private Function (1984)

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