7.8/10
8
1 user

Mr. Loveday's Little Outing (2006)

While visiting her crazy father in the asylum where he is confined, Angela Moping meets mild-mannered, completely rational Mr. Loveday. Convinced that this sweet fellow, convicted of a ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Sam Hobkinson

Writer:

Evelyn Waugh (screenplay)
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Bremmer
Simon Day Simon Day ... Doctor
Andrew Sachs ... Mr. Loveday
Martin Savage Martin Savage ... Evelyn
Prunella Scales ... Lady Moping
David Warner ... Lord Moping
Fenella Woolgar ... Angela Moping

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

While visiting her crazy father in the asylum where he is confined, Angela Moping meets mild-mannered, completely rational Mr. Loveday. Convinced that this sweet fellow, convicted of a single murder years ago, is completely rehabilitated, Angela campaigns to have him released, even though he has made a rather comfortable life for himself in his confinement. At last he agrees that a "little outing" might do him good and accepts Angela's largesse. From here on in, Waugh's famous biting wit takes over as Angela lives to regret her arrogant "generosity."

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

User Reviews

 
short story adaptation with a little twist
19 September 2008 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Mr Loveday (Andrew Sachs) is a lunatic who serves in the local asylum as 'secretary' and attendant to the more privileged inmates - one of which, Lord Moping (David Warner) prefers the wearing of black dresses and constant letters to the Pope to a meaningful relationship with his wife (Prunella Scales) and daughter (Fenella Woolgar).

This being a short story adapted for television, it has to be given some cinematic interest - here it is the other inmates chipping in at various points in the story, ghostly faces and voices appearing at windows and popping up in gardens. The unsettling atmosphere leads to a conclusion which you can see coming, but still find surprising. Good performances all round leave this short play satisfying and absorbing.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2006 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

GBP10,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed