Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Staggered (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his... See full summary »

Director: Martin Clunes
Stars: Martin Clunes, Michael Praed, Michele Winstanley
Touch and Go (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Nick and Alison, a young couple although married for several years, find their sex-life is uninspiring. After much agonising, they decide to visit a wife-swapping club in a risky attempt to... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Martin Clunes, Zara Turner, Teresa Banham
Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Drama based on the true story of a solicitor who in 1922 found himself at the center of one of Britain's most notorious murder trials.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Sarah Miles, David Thewlis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash
Beauty (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Tom Fitzhenry is an ugly and reclusive aristocrat who lives on his own in a large mansion. He despairs of ever having a relationship with a woman... until Cathy comes into his life when she... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt
Stars: Martin Clunes, Sienna Guillory, Peter Vaughan
Demob (TV Series 1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ian and Dick are two soldiers returning to peacetime Britain from WW2. They struggle to fit back into society, and get involved in various shady schemes.

Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Martin Clunes, Amanda Redman
Turning Green (2005)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney
William and Mary (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Julie Graham, Cheryl Campbell
A Is for Acid (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

Director: Harry Bradbeer
Stars: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope
The Lilac Bus (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lives of seven friends who share a bus from their village to Dublin every day get complicated as the reasons for their discontent are revealed.

Director: Giles Foster
Stars: Con O'Neill, Stephanie Beacham, Beatie Edney
Losing It (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Phil MacNaughton is 43-year old copy-writer in advertising. Because he's a hypochondriac neither he nor his wife take it seriously when he feels a lump in his groin, but after a referral by... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt
Stars: Martin Clunes, Holly Aird, Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Sex 'n' Death (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The host of a British Shock-TV Show blurs the line between show business and life.

Director: Guy Jenkin
Stars: Paula Bacon, Nicholas R. Bailey, Natasha Bell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Simon Delancey
...
Charlotte
...
Cassandra
Esther Coles ...
Jacqui
...
John (as Daniel Webb)
...
Peter
...
Gavin
...
Marge Beake
Roger Watkins ...
D.J. Hoardes
Jean Ainslie ...
Lovely Old Lady
Ian Gain ...
Car Dealer
...
Doctor
John Mackle ...
Production Assistant
Stephen Churchett ...
Antiques Dealer
Laura Heath ...
Peter's Secretary
Edit

Storyline

Former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Venus - Huonosti käyttäytyvä bändi  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Top of the Pops (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BRILL
19 September 2001 | by (LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

A brilliant film - thoroughly enjoyable & well worth watching. Neil Morrisey excellemtly portrays Charlotte/Charlie, and Martin Clunes & Jane Horrocks are also great. The 80's New Romantics is well remembered,by me, and this film is enhanced nicely with the appearances of Simon le Bon, etc. PLEASE RELEASE HUNTING VENUS ON VIDEO - ITS WELL WORTH BUYIMG!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?