Billy Liar.

Billy Liar

1963 British comedy film about a writer with a wild imagination. Stars Tom Courtenay, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie and others.

Billy Liar

Billy Fisher is a young dreamer working for a funeral director who is constantly retreating into a fantasy world

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

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.

Production Details

Release date
1963

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 1:00am on TPTV

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