Billy Liar. Image shows from L to R: Arthur Crabtree (Rodney Bewes), Billy Fisher (Tom Courtenay)
Billy Liar

Billy Liar

  • 1963 film

Billy Fisher is a young dreamer working for a funeral director who is constantly retreating into a fantasy world. Stars Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie and more.

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Genre
Film
Released
1963
Stars
Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie, Gwendolyn Watts, Helen Fraser, Julie Christie and more
Writers
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Director
John Schlesinger
Producers
Joseph Janni and Jack Rix

Billy Fisher's real world is bounded by a dull Northern town, a job as clerk in an undertaker's office, a quarrelsome relationship with his parents and a potentially explosive one with two girls to whom he has simultaneously become engaged. A compulsive liar, Billy is also ruler of his own fantasy kingdom of Ambrosia, to which he retreats when circumstances become too much for him - which is often.

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Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 1:00am on TPTV
  • Monday 3rd August 2020 at 11:00pm on TPTV
  • Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 10:00pm on TPTV

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