Bernard Fripp is told he has around thirty minutes to live. In a confused state, Fripp sets out to discover the best way to spend his dying moments.

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith
The Tall Guy (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson
Maybe Baby (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A comedy about a couple (Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson) who are trying to conceive a child.

Directors: Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie
Stars: Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson, Matthew Macfadyen
Short | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
Full Throttle (TV Movie 1995)
Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Mark Chapman
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Karen Cooper
Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie 1991)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Lenny Henry, John Gabriel, Alan Cumming
Funny Business (TV Series 1992)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An examination of the art of comedy and the styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest comedians.

Stars: Hugh Armstrong, John Cleese, Oliver Hardy
Short | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sir Edmund Blackadder must protect, and later rescue, King Charles I from the Roundheads.

Director: Mandie Fletcher
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Afia Abusham, Sarah Jane Adams, Nona Ahamat
Maigret's Dead Man (TV Movie 2016)
Mystery

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld.

Director: Jon East
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Lucy Cohu, Ian Puleston-Davies
Canned Laughter (TV Short 1979)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Sue Holderness, Joan Scott
The Jubilee Girl (TV Movie 2002)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Those who took part in the unique Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace in the summer of 2002 look back at the event, and discuss their involvement. New interviews are ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Adams, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Allen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bernard Fripp
...
Jo Kendall ...
...
...
Joshua White ...
Hugh Thomas ...
...
...
...
...
Fool (as Ade Edmonton)
Robin Bailey ...
Perry Benson ...
Onoene Williams ...
Jo Lloyd ...
Edit

Storyline

Bernard Fripp is told he has around thirty minutes to live. In a confused state, Fripp sets out to discover the best way to spend his dying moments.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1983 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First film of Nigel Planer. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Funny, short, poignant, family film
13 February 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw this short film in around 1990 and I thought it was utterly brilliant, but I haven't been able to trace it since!

The story revolves around Bernard Fripp(Atkinson) who is wrongly diagnosed by his doctor(Hawthorne) as having only 24 hours to live.

This sets Bernard bumbling off on a mission to live life to the full, pursuing Greta Scaachi around the town, trying to make peace with God (via the slowest vicar ever, Broadbent), listening to all his unheard favorite music (in Our Price), and asking Leslie Ash if she has time for some "love, or something?".

All this comes to a predictable but poignant end, leaving the viewer wondering if the previous half hour was the most worthwhile of their life...

I would dearly love to see this film again, but it's on an elusiveness par with "Bernard and the Genie" (also starring Atkinson). Come on BBC we'd pay good money for this stuff!!!


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anybody know where could I find it? felipe_jedyn
Discuss Dead on Time (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?