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Midland Red
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1 of 262  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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PhiliPamInCoventry
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2 of 262  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 262  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 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:06pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 11:22am, PhiliPamInCoventry said: ... Another favorite of mine was Mr. Pastry...
... and mine too! - great photo! Thumbs up What was the radio programme that featured Jimmy Clitheroe?
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dutchman
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5 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 12:21pm  
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It was called "The Clitheroe Kid" and was broadcast on the Light Programme on Sunday afternoons.
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heritage
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6 of 262  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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7 of 262  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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Dreamtime
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8 of 262  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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9 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:43pm  
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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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10 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:49pm  
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Not sure, but I would have thought with Coventry's 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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11 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 4:51pm  
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I'm pretty sure they did - it would have been odd, if not, given the importance of it! And - Charlie Chester, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Frankie Howerd, Anne Shelton, Betty Driver, Eve Boswell, Dorothy Squires, Julie Andrews, Morecambe and Wise, Peter Cavanagh, Janet Brown, Bob Monkhouse, Peter Goodwright, Percy Edwards, Ken Dodd, Ken Platt, Elsie and Doris Waters etc...
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12 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 6:11pm  
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Just thinking about Round the Horne (It's coming... it's coming to a town near you... it's getting closer... it's nearly here! D**n! it's gone again... Lol Lol ) Rambling Sid Rumpo. Sandy and Julian (would they get away with this now??) The 80 year old nude cyclist of Polperro. And it's all still funny! It really was avant-garde comedy, wasn't it? How about some of the other acts that came to the Hippodrome? Like Hylda Baker and 'Gladys' "She knors, y'knor..." Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch Mike and Bernie Winters Max Bygraves
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Midland Red
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13 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 6:28pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 5:55pm, JohnB said:
On 29th Dec 2011 12:21pm, dutchman said:
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.
Ha ha I remember that. Used to listen to it on my way to Sunday School
Were you a member of the Black Hand Gang then? Big grin
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JohnB
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14 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 7:09pm  
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Ha ha - no, Corley Church Sunday School!
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Adrian
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15 of 262  Thu 29th Dec 2011 7:10pm  
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On 29th Dec 2011 4:17pm, KeithLeslie said: 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!!!
So what year did you leave school Keith? You say you listened to them during your lunch break, yet I can only remember these programmes being broadcast on a Sunday. Around The Horne was first broadcast in the 60s as far as I'm aware... I may be wrong (I usually am). Wink
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