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

What A Whopper

  • 1961 film

A group of friends try to fake a sighting of the Loch Ness Monster in order to make some money. Stars Adam Faith, Sid James, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon, Clive Dunn and more.

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

Key details

Jeremy Lloyd and Trevor Peacock
Adam Faith, Sid James, Carole Lesley, Terence Longdon, Clive Dunn, Freddie Frinton, Marie France, Charles Hawtrey and more
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.

Additional details

UK certificate
90 minutes
UK release
Tuesday 17th October 1961

Regal Films International

Also known as
  • What A Whopper!
Camera set-up
Single camera
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 5th March 2022 at 4:20am on TPTV
  • Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 7:45am on TPTV
  • Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 6:00am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • Loch Ness - Location filming

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