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That’s My Boy (ITV 1963, Jimmy Clitheroe, Deryck Guyler)

That's My Boy 1963 Jimmy Clitheroe

Sitcom That’s My Boy detailed the exploits of a naughty schoolboy (played by midget Jimmy Clitheroe). Clitheroe was a hugely popular radio star who had his own long running series called The Clitheroe Kid (1955-1972) his talents never quite moved to TV most probably because it was too hard to disguise the fact that Jimmy wasn’t really a schoolboy – he was in his mid forties when he made this series and facially was starting to show his age. A thyroid problem had stunted Jimmy’s growth which stalled at 4ft 3in.

Incidentally this series was not fully networked and was only seen in the Midlands and Northern Regions of England.

That's My Boy 1963 Jimmy Clitheroe

production details
UK / ITV – ABC / 7×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 November – 22 December 1963 Sundays 4.05pm black and white

Writer: Bob Block / Director: David Main, Mark Stuart

cast
JIMMY CLITHEROE
DERYCK GUYLER
VICKY HARRINGTON
JUNE MONKHOUSE
GORDON ROLLINGS





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