Listen once more to Jimmy’s much acclaimed Comedy Radio series called ‘Jimmy’s Cricket Team’ which was first broadcast on BBC Radio 2 during the mid 1990’s.
The show starred Jimmy alongside a tremendous array of acting talent including: Bill Pertwee (Dad’s Army), Noreen Kershaw (Heartbeat and Act of Grace), and fellow Comedian Peter Goodwright.
Behind the scenes ‘Jimmy’s Cricket Team’ had a formidable creative team with Mike Craig as the show’s Producer and the legendary Eddie Braben (from the Morecambe & Wise show) as the writing force behind it.
Listen to all the recordings in the, ” three page drop down” available here! In his own words, Jimmy says the following:-
“Well Folks,welcome to one of the happiest periods in my showbiz career!
When the Comedy writing Legend, “Eddie Braben”, said he was going to write a, “Comedy Radio Show”, for me I felt like all my Christmas’s had come all at once! He said we will surround you with three brilliant actors:- Bill Pertwee, Noreen Kershaw, Peter Goodwright, and bring in one of the best Radio Comedy Producers around Mike Craig!
“Jimmy’s Cricket Team”, came out in the early nineties and went on to notch up four series. The first series was recorded at, “The City Varieties Theatre”, in Leeds, and the rest at, “The Club Theatre”, in Altrincham!
I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed performing in them!
If you have been enjoying these shows folks you’ll be saddened to hear we lost Peter Goodwright late last year in 2020, but he left his legacy and will always be remembered as a wonderful actor/comedian/impressionist.
This true story says it all. I was asked to put in an appearance at the Tamworth Carnival. It was an event that was held annually and this one took place while our Radio Series was being aired nationally on BBC Radio 2.
A man approached the float I was on and after he mentioned the fact that he enjoyed listening to our shows, he said, “Isn’t Peter Goodwright underrated”, I replied, “Sir, you never said a truer word”.