Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular ...
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting London, a self proclaimed Urban Guerilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. Leading a small group called the Tooting Popular Front with aspirations to create a communist Britain. Although through being thoroughly disorganised his chances range from slim to none. Written by
Writer John Sullivan was a genius, there is no doubt about that. He gave the world so many laughs through 'Only Fools' and 'Just Good Friends', as well as being able to make us cry too.
'Citizen Smith' was his first show, and although more patchy in terms of quality in comparison to the previously mentioned shows, contains lots of laugh out loud moments, with Robert Lindsay giving a fantastic performance as Wolfie Smith.
It is Lindsay's performance that carries the show, though credit must go to Hilda Braid and the recently deceased Peter Vaughn (much missed in the final two series) who make up the ensemble.
As with many comedies, it simply went on too long. Key actors were replaced and the plots begin to thin, especially after the 'glorious day' happened. But when it was good, 'Citizen Smith' was very good.
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