His novel, "Billy Liar," was adapted by Willis Hall at the Golders Green Hippodrome in Golders Green, London, England and at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, England with Trevor Bannister (Grand only), Kenneth Farrington (Hippodrome only), Frank Pettitt, and Eileen Dale in the cast.
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If it had turned out that Jon had an aversion to scarecrows, or if he had complained in a huff that he couldn't see how his distinguished head could be mistaken for a turnip, we probably would have dropped the project there and then. Worzel Gummidge
(1979) was Jon Pertwee
and Jon Pertwee
was Worzel Gummidge
Journalist, playwright, screenwriter and novelist, best known for the diverting novel "Billy Liar", the story of a Saturday in the life of a Walter Mitty-like undertaker's clerk.