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1 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 11:00am  
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It was a regular occurrence that stars appearing at the Hippodrome / Coventry Theatre would attend a service at Holy Trinity Church As a chorister in those days, I met and collected autographs from, inter alia, Jimmy Clitheroe, The Kaye Sisters, Morecambe & Wise, Harry Secombe
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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 11:22am  
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I loved listening to Jimmy Clitheroe on wireless. Another favorite of mine was Mr. Pastry, who came to visit us whilst in hospital one year. Thumbs up He had us all in stitches (pun) Lol
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dutchman
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3 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 11:25am  
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I was in the audience with a coach party from the Howitzer Club! I think he was appearing as Aladdin? Every time he came on stage we were supposed to shout: "Baa, baa, galoo, galoo". I haven't the faintest idea why? The club also gave each one of us a huge bag of sweets, far more than anyone could eat, presumably to keep us quiet. It didn't work! Lol
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TonyS
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4 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:06pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 11:22am, PhilipInCoventry said: ... Another favorite of mine was Mr. Pastry...
... and mine too! - great photo! Thumbs up What was the radio program that featured Jimmy Clitheroe?
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dutchman
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5 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:21pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 12:06pm, TonyS said: What was the radio program that featured Jimmy Clitheroe?
It was called "The Clitheroe Kid" and was broadcast on the Light Programme on Sunday afternoons.
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TonyS
Coventry
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6 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:33pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 12:21pm, dutchman said: It was called "The Clitheroe Kid" and was broadcast on the Light Programme on Sunday afternoons.
Ahhh, of course, why couldn't I remember that! As ever, thank you dutchman! Thumbs up
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MisterD-Di
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7 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:35pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 11:25am, dutchman said: I was in the audience with a coach party from the Howitzer Club! I think he was appearing as Aladdin? Every time he came on stage we were supposed to shout: "Baa, baa, galoo, galoo". I haven't the faintest idea why? The club also gave each one of us a huge bag of sweets, far more than anyone could eat, presumably to keep us quiet. It didn't work! Lol
Ha Ha! I remember that too. I'm not sure if it was the pantomime or the Spring Show, but he had hundreds of kids shouting that. I guess it was to ensure we all paid attention. I remember the 'Clitheroe Kid' on radio on Sunday lunchtime, along with such classics as 'Round the Horne' and 'The Navy Lark'. It also transferred to TV, where I believe it was called 'Just Jimmy'.
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PhilipInCoventry
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8 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 1:46pm  
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Some of those classics can be listened to on Radio 4+. Put your earphones on & you can listen to them on 'listen now' whilst posting on here. Wave
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PhilipInCoventry
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9 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 1:53pm  
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The Navy Lark & Round the Horne are current now. Wave
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heritage
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10 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 3:21pm  
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Jimmy Clitheroe was the oldest schoolboy in the country and he played gooseberry for years with his elder sister Susan and her boyfriend Alfie Hall. Believe it or not Judith Chalmers was Susan in the first series, later played by Diana Day with Danny Ross as Alfie. The Clitheroe Kid did come from Clitheroe in Lancashire, he played the naughty schoolboy for a total of 17 series on the BBC Light programme. Peter Sinclair played his Scottish grandad, Patricia Burke and Renee Houston, his mother. The scripts were generally written by the producer James Casey and Frank Roscoe. After a brief version on television, the Clitheroe Kid ended in 1972 following the death of Jimmy Clitheroe.
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K
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11 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:17pm  
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Can't say I really warmed to him, really. But "Round the Horne", "The Navy Lark", "ITMA", "Archie Andrews"....Those were the days, eh? I always listened to Round the Horne and later The Navy Lark when I came home from school for lunch. Didn't want to go back after that!!!
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TonyS
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12 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:25pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 1:53pm, PhilipInCoventry said: The Navy Lark & Round the Horne are current now. Wave
Really? When/where are they broadcast?
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Dreamtime
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13 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:29pm  
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Did 'Worker's Playtime' ever visit Coventry ? Who compared that, was it Wilfred Pickles ? (it's ok, I'm just drifting back to Coventry for you folks !)
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14 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:43pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 4:29pm, Dreamtime said: Did 'Worker's Playtime' ever visit Coventry ? Who compared that, was it Wilfred Pickles ? (it's ok, I'm just drifting back to Coventry for you folks !)
I would guess so...I remember "Music While You Work" being played when I was at GEC - but I don't remember it being played anywhere else that I worked. I think the compere of Workers' Playtime was Bob Monkhouse. Wilfred Pickles compered "Have A Go".
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TonyS
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15 of 125  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:49pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 4:29pm, Dreamtime said: Did 'Worker's Playtime' ever visit Coventry ? Who compared that, was it Wilfred Pickles ? (it's ok, I'm just drifting back to Coventry for you folks !)
Not sure, but I would have thought with Coventrys manufacturing base it would have hosted the programme at some stage. Was this the show that Peter Goodwright found fame on?
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