What A Whopper. Image shows from L to R: Harry (Sid James), Tony Blake (Adam Faith).

What A Whopper

What A Whopper. Image shows from L to R: Tony Blake (Adam Faith), Charlotte 'Charlie' Pinner (Carole Lesley), Harry (Sid James), Marie (Marie France).

What A Whopper

A group of friends try to fake a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in order to make some money

Jeremy Lloyd and Trevor Peacock
Adam Faith, Sid James, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon, Clive Dunn, Freddie Frinton, Marie France, Charles Hawtrey and others
Terry Nation
Gilbert Gunn
Teddy Joseph, Joe Vegoda and Michael L. Green

Young author Tony Blake has written his first book, a work on the Loch Ness Monster. Publishers, however, are not keen. It's been so long since there's been a sighting of the monster that they doubt there's enough market for it.

Unfortunately for Tony, he was rather relying on publication to solve his money worries and pay his rent. Facing eviction from his Chelsea flat, and with friend and room-mate Vernon, and the neighbour, Vernon's fiancée Charlie, in similar circumstances, the group need a solution - and fast!

Together with the assistance of fellow tenants and artists Jojo and Arnold, the three decide their best option is to bolster interest in the Monster themselves, by making a model creature and taking a photograph of their own. Now they just need to get to Scotland and put the plan into practice.

Production Details

UK certificate
90 minutes
Release date
Tuesday 17th October 1961

Regal Films International

Production company
Also known as
  • What A Whopper! (Other official name)
Black and white
Laugh track


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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 8:30am on TPTV

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