The Clitheroe Kid was a long-running BBC radio comedy show featuring diminutive comedian Jimmy Clitheroe in the role of a cheeky schoolboy who lived with his family at 33 Lilac Avenue. Jimmy's best friend was Ossie, alias Oswald Higginbottom, a character who was only heard of secondhand and didn't actually appear. The pilot series and 16 subsequent series equate to 289 episodes originally broadcast between July 1, 1957 and August 13, 1972.