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bodger

George Formby?

On this day in 1961 the ukulele' playing comedian George Formby died As a very young kid I loved his films and even today, I have a great fondness for them. " Ooh Mother!"

Which old time comedians do you remember watching or listening to? I say listening, because another childhood memory I have, is that of listening to the wireless ( thats what we called radios in those days ) to Jimmy Clithero's 'The Clithero Kid'
Polly

I remember hearing the 'Clithero Kid' on the radio when I was little - couldn't understand his accent very well though!  
12Bore

A bloke I work with is a dead (actually alive) ringer for George Formby!
There's also a chap who goes to Thundersprint in Northwich every year as the George Formby TT racer   And.....he used to live just a mile from where I'm sitting right now, the real GF that is).
HonkHonk

 Cool bike, The Shuttleworth Snap if I remember correctly.
horace

Am i right in thinking Jimmy Clithero did some tv as well as radio
lottie

I remember the Old Mother Riley fims with her daughter Kitty being on the telly when I was a kid. Loved George Formby and Jimmy Clitheroe though and Norman Wisdom.
Polly

Oh yeah, Norman Wisdom! He's my hero!  
Seabird

Norman Wisdom for me

Never 'got' George Formby.
bodger

It was a long time ago but I remember George playing a jockey in one of his films and that the horses name was 'The Lamb' As you might have guessed by now, I'm full of rubbish.
Baldybloke

I just so happen to have No Limits on DVD and watched it again over Xmas. What can I say, I'm a sad git.
sod

All these names bring back very old memorys but then I am old  
Mo

horace wrote:
Am i right in thinking Jimmy Clithero did some tv as well as radio


Yeah, I remember Jimmy Clitheroe from the TV.
12Bore

Mo wrote:
horace wrote:
Am i right in thinking Jimmy Clithero did some tv as well as radio


Yeah, I remember Jimmy Clitheroe from the TV.

Friday teatime as I recall, it used to alternate between Jimmy Clitheroe and Crackerjack. (All together now....)
bodger

The Clithero Kid
lottie

Just remembered watching old time comedians like Arthur Askey and Ted Ray and Jimmy Edwards then those dreadful Billy Bunter programmes, I hadn't given them a thought for years---still like Norman Wisdom though I think he stands the test of time.
12Bore

The Ghost Train with Arthur Askey is still one of my favourite films.
bodger

Now we're talking.  Lets get on to the Will Hay films.
12Bore

and the Titfield Thunderbolt etc...
Seabird

A friend of mine had dealings with Arthur Askey - they used to have charity gigs at a big club they ran in Hong Kong where they got quite big names at the time - and apparently he was rather an unpleasant character.
What about Dick Emery? OOOOh you ARE awful... but I Like you!
12Bore

I've heard that about AA before.
As a 15 year old I went (very reluctantly) to see Danny La Rue, I've seen many acts since then, but never since have I laughed so much at one act and that includes the Kenn Dodd "Lock the doors, you're in for the night" show.
Baldybloke

Crossing the pond I'm a huge Marx Brothers fan and have a complete set of  DVD's. On top of which numerous books relating to them. 'Harpo Speaks' is a must read.
I also like a lots of the screwball comedies with Cary Grant and James Stewart.
On this side of the pond, Alistair Sim and Sir Michael Horden were 2 of my favourites.
horace

Anybody remember Mr Pastry if i am right i think he had a little tache and a trilby hat
lottie

That's right he did. Arthur Haynes was one of the funniest people I ever saw in Panto. I laughed so much at Tommy Cooper years ago I practically fell in the aisle. Not an old timer but Dave Allen at the sadly gone Wakefield Theatre Club was a great act. I couldn't standBob Monkhouse on the telly but live without the censorship he was a different act. I've just realised I could probably measure my life out by a long line of comedians---not sure what that says about me.  
bodger

Karen and I once went to see Little and Large and believe it or not, but they were very funny.
confused

The long droll "Chic Murray" was the best for me ,
bimbler

Tommy Trinder "you lucky people" remember watching some of his films on bbc2
lottie

Hospitals ought to hsve a "comedian in residence" just like some places have a "poet in residence" or if it was Ian Macmillan it would combine the two and he's a good yorkshireman
skooteewu

My Grandad used to know George Formby, they used to frequent the same Hotel for a drink. He said he was a lovely chap. My Grandparents lived in cleveleys & as a youngster,  a bungalow a few doors down was home to Mike & Bernie Winters during the Summer season.....now there's a blast from the past  
Digindeep

Tommy Trinder....
airarmstx200

LOVE EM ALL FORMBY LAUREL & HARDY.ABBOTT & COSTELLO.WISDOM, TO NAME BUT A FEW.

brummie nick

Picture of George and his wife receiving a new Norton bike from the factory.



midlandsman

I thought he rode the 'Shuttleworth Snap'!

MM

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