Schoolboy Jimmy is on a mission to get to a wrestling match. Stars Jimmy Clitheroe and Patricia Burke. From May 1961.
Schoolboy Jimmy Clitheroe is on a mission to get to a wrestling match at the Town Hall and flattery is getting him nowhere.
Just 4 feet 3 inches tall, the success of comic entertainer Jimmy Clitheroe (1921-1973) sprang from a BBC Variety Playhouse try-out in the late 1950s.
His naughty schoolboy act was a smash and he even wore school uniform during recordings. At its peak, ten million fans tuned into The Clitheroe Kid on the BBC Light Programme. And it clocked up 16 series between 1956 and 1972.
Living with his mother, sister and grandfather in a northern England town - the Kid's schemes spark havoc, with the ever present threat of a good spanking from Grandad.
Jimmy Clitheroe …. The Kid himself
Patricia Burke …. Mother
Peter Sinclair …. Grandfather
Diana Day …. Susan
Danny Ross …. Alfie
Leonard Williams …. Theodore Craythorpe/Harry Whittle
Theme music by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Alan Ainsworth.
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe.
Producer: James Casey.
First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in May 1961.