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Billy Liar - Series 2 [DVD] [1973]

Jeff Rawle , George A. Cooper    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden, Sally Watts
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Mar 2007
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MM0XXK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,311 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Jeff Rawle stars as the eponymous hero in this series based on Keith Waterhouse's original play and the 1963 feature. Overimaginative and prone to flights of fancy, Billy deals with his mundane reality by dreaming of a new life as a successful comedy writer in London.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: Adapted from the original source novel by its very own author, Keith Waterhouse, this is the television series from 1973, shown on ITV. Starring Jeff Rawle as the overimaginative Billy Liar, who dreams of a big-city life as a comedy writer. Featuring all the episodes from series 2. Episodes comprise: 1. Billy And The Matrimonial Stakes 2. Billy And The Muse Of Fire 3. Billy And The Birthday Treat 4. Billy And The Bed-Sit 5. Billy And The Little Learning 6. Billy And The New Life 7. Billy And The Food Of Love 8. Billy And The Oriental Philosophy 9. Billy And The Scales Of Justice 10. Billy And The Bedside Manner 11. Billy And The Temporary Position 12. Billy And Some Orange Blossom 13. Billy And The Missing Item ...Billy Liar (Complete Series 2) - 2-DVD Set ( Billy Liar - Complete Series Two )

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant show from the 70's . No Lie!! 15 May 2007
This series from the early/mid 1970s definately stands the test of time, unlike so many of our former favourites from yester-year. I recal sitting with the family to view this every week (no VCR recorders in those days. Missed it and maybe never see it again!!) The jokes are still as smile giving as they ever were, i found myself revelling back in the memories of the time whilst watching it. Although i am not saying you have to be over 40 to appreciate this, it stands the test of time, and can still be viewed today giving as many laughs as it ever did. This must be both due to a great cast, along with Jeff Rawle playing Billy, there is Colin Jeavons giving a masterpiece performance as Mr Shadrach, Billys boss at the funeral parlour. Not forgetting George Cooper, who plays Jeff Fisher his dad, with his constant threats to "knock you clear through that bloody wall" or "kick you up and down those stairs" somehow still raising a smile, probably at his sheer exasperation at Billy's constant thieving coffin handles from work (once a coffin too!), or his daydreaming. I admit i envied Billy's abillity to have such vivid day dreams. Oh that i could escape the dreay day to day so easily. But maybe that was part of the shows success, as it was something we all must need at some time or other. Just a careless phrase could have Billy Wafted away on a cloud of thoughts, to be a rich aristocrat, with his family as his servants, or Billy could just as easily imagine them as monsters and him with a stake and silver bullets!

The package consists of two discs to cover the 13 episodes(so great to see a uk tv show that isn't 6 shows long per series) and one extra in the form of a Kieth Waterhouse episode of The south bank show. Well worth the money in my humble opinion.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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As an eight year old I thought this was hilarious and for about 7 decided to risk finding out if it had stood the test of time. Happily a lot of it is still very funny. The performance of George A. Cooper as Billy the fantasist's increasingly exasperated father is the standout, closely followed by Colin Jeavons as our hero's pompous undertaker employer and Jeff Rawle's as Billy.
Although slightly dated and not in the same league as 70s classics like Rising Damp and Porridge this is an enjoyable example of 'daft' comedy from a more innocent era.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars billy liar! 6 Dec 2011
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Well a true 70s comedy! memories just flood back, but you know ? its great all these 70s classics are being released, you can go back in time and forget today! keep em coming, beats the hell out of dramas and comedies these days.
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