We spend many hours looking for often forgotten or rare sitcoms, so you can imagine our delight when out of the blue into our inbox popped an email from DVD retailer Network On Air. It detailed a sitcom we hadn’t come accross before from the hugely popular radio and theatre star Jimmy Clitheroe.
Employing his four-foot, three-inch stature and mischievous persona to brilliant comic effect, Clitheroe proved phenomenally popular in every medium from theatre to film and records, with The Clitheroe Kid, one of Britain’s longest-running radio sitcoms, drawing a peak audience of 10 million and spawning numerous catchphrases.
Written by Bob Block who would go on to write kids’ comedy classic Rentaghost, That’s My Boy was the TV series based on the long running radio show.
It ran for one series of seven episodes in 1963.
The Clitheroe Kid hits television screens, causing further mischief and mayhem for his fictional family.
Written By: Bob Block
Produced By: ABC Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 10th November 1963 – 22nd December 1963