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Jimmy Patton: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Patton: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death

So sad and with a heavy heart I have just found out that my friend and colleague Jimmy Patton whom I had the enormous pleasure of working with has passed away

Jimmy Cricket has posted on social media the photo above of his panto appearance in the mid-80s alongside fellow comedian Jimmy Patton who died late last month aged 87.

Jimmy Patton was an older sibling of the Chuckle Brothers (Paul and the late Barry Elliott).

He often appeared on their BBC children’s television show ChuckleVision, broadcast from 1987 to 2009.

He usually played the role of an authority figure. Barry died on in August last year aged 73.

Jimmy said: “So sad and with a heavy heart I have just found out that my friend and colleague Jimmy Patton whom I had the enormous pleasure of working with has passed away.”

Jimmy Patton also formed a comedy double act with brother Brian.

They were known as The Patton Brothers in the entertainments business.

Jimmy added: “Jimmy and his brother Brian taught me so much about Panto routines like the ice-cream sketch back in the eighties R.I.P.”

As a tribute, Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy also posted the video below to his “dear friend”.

He said: “Here is one we did together with brother Brian and our friend Chris, the fourth member in the, “Upper Sketch”.”

Jimmy said it was written by @eddie_braben for the third series of And There’s More.

 

 

 

Ice Cream sketch with the Patton brothers 150 150 mhamer

Ice Cream sketch with the Patton brothers

The Ice Cream sketch which Jimmy Cricket did with the Patton brothersPhotographs of a Christmas pantomime more than 25 years ago brought back some happy memories for famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket.

The Irish comedian performed in a production of Aladdin at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham during the 1985-86 panto season.

Brian Patton, one half of a very experienced double act called the Patton Brothers, has posted the photos seen on this page on his Facebook profile.

Jimmy Cricket with the Patton brothers

He and his brother, Jimmy, have an accumulated wealth of knowledge gained from almost 60 years in the entertainment business.

And they are the two elder brothers of Paul and Barry Elliot, the Chuckle Brothers. Their father was comedian Gene Patton.

Both Jimmy and Brian have made many appearances in ChuckleVision with their younger brothers.

Above is a photo of the Ice Cream sketch which Jimmy did with the Patton brothers.

This was part of a production of Aladdin at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham during the 1985-6 Christmas season. Jimmy took the role of Wishee Washee and the Patton Brothers played the Chinese Policemen.

The photo above right is of the three of them again during the same season, but this time not in costume.

And the third picture – below – is of the entire cast from Aladdin, which also featured Barbara Windsor as Aladdin and Billy Dainty as Widow Twankey.

Jimmy said: “The photos brought back many happy memories of the season for me!”

The entire cast from Aladdin which also featured Barbara Windsor as Aladdin and Billy Dainty as Widow Twankey