The Clitheroe Kid
Further details of Mr Casey's career (he wrote, produced
and created the ‘Clitheroe Kid’ radio show) are at this link
Radio 4 Extra :
· Jimmy's radio show is not
being repeated at present
Some recordings made by
BBC Transcription Services
for overseas sale are here
You can listen to editions of
Jimmy’s radio show on line -
Radio shows |
There are also recordings at -
· You Tube
· My Old Radio
· Radio Lovers
And here: More recordings
Playlist for Winamp:
· Radio Lovers.com Playlist
If any of these links are broken
please let me know
An Apology :
Apologies for the crashes which the site still suffers
occasionally. It sometimes exceeds the monthly bandwidth
allowance on all our servers.
Note: As the site gets so much traffic now (up to 20,000 hits
a month) we rotate servers to keep our costs down. Hence you'll often see
a Tiscali address displayed, as they host the reserve server.
We’re looking for any original 1950s/60s reel-to-reel tape recordings
or 33 rpm records featuring Jimmy Clitheroe. If you can help, please get in touch.
Click here for the Episode Guide
1923 - 2008
Sadly, I have to report the death, in Blackpool,
on 27th June 2008, of ‘Clitheroe Kid’ star Tony Melody
who played Jimmy’s nemesis, Mr Higginbottom
An appreciation of his career appeared in the Blackpool Gazette
- The article can be read on-line here -
· Thanks to Thomas Foy for this information ·
1923 - 2009
It's with great sadness that I report the
death, on July 1st 2009, of Mollie Sugden,
who has passed away aged 86
Better known for her later roles at the BBC,
for five years she played Jimmy's mother
on ITV, in the ABC series ‘Just Jimmy ’
An appreciation of her career appears in
the on-line edition of The Daily Telegraph
||I should like also to pay tribute
to the memory of ‘On the Buses’
star Reg Varney
Reg died on November 16th
2008, aged 92
· Daily Telegraph obituary ·
Read about his career at the
On The Buses fan club website
CAN YOU HELP?
|For the book about Jimmy Clitheroe, we still need details of
the following show business personalities. Can you help?
RADIO LANCS FEATURE
On 20th March 2005, there was a repeat of the 2003 BBC Radio Lancashire
documentary about Jimmy, written and produced by Alec Makinson.
Whatever Happened to Jimmy Clitheroe features rare archive
interviews given by Jimmy in the 1970s, clips from "The Clitheroe Kid",
and interviews with people who knew him. This is the best documentary
ever made about Jimmy !
HOW TICKLED AM I?
This documentary about Jimmy Clitheroe
was written and presented by Mark Radcliffe
It is a personal view, and incorporates errors
from the BBC's 1992 documentary about Jimmy,
so is NOT an accurate account of Jimmy's life!
It was broadcast on BBC Radio 4
on 13th April 1999
Listen to this show:
(To listen use Winamp)
2011 saw the 35th Anniversary of Danny's death
In commemoration, presented here is
a gallery of photos from his career
Danny and his mum (the lady in the black coat)
at the Welcome Inn, Henshaw Street, Oldham (1970s)
Danny’s home in Warley Road, Blackpool
(Photo courtesy of Micky Morris)
On a personal note, I’d like to thank Bob Henthorn in Oldham
for his kindness in helping with the research into Danny’s career
(which is still continuing).
Bob was a good friend of Danny, whom he’d known from childhood.
A lot of what's known of Danny’s early life is thanks to Bob.
I very much regret
to report the death, at 86, of Patricia Burke, who played
Jimmy’s mother in ‘The Clitheroe Kid’
Patricia lived in the South of France, where she’d been
resident in a nursing home for some time. She died on
November 23rd, 2003. Patricia's obituary is here.
Her husband, John, tells us that she passed away peacefully,
and asks us to remember her cheerfully.
He impersonates Kenneth Williams in his show
‘Think No Evil Of Us - My Life With Kenneth Williams’
David Benson as Noel Coward
During August 2009
David was at the Edinburgh Festival fringe in
David Benson sings Noel Coward
David also directed
My Grandfather's Great War
at the 2009 Festival
David is one of the celebrities who has kindly helped us
with our research concerning Jimmy Clitheroe
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