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 ... See full summary »
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 Wolfie Smith / ... (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Ken / ... (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
Hilda Braid ...
 Mum / ... (30 episodes, 1977-1980)
Tony Millan ...
 Tucker (22 episodes, 1977-1980)
Tony Steedman ...
 Dad / ... (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
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 Shirley / ... (15 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Dad / ... (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
George Sweeney ...
 Speed / ... (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Harry Fenning (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
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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 Robert McElwaine

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In season 3, one of the episodes is called "Only Fools and Horses". Writer John Sullivan, would of course later, use this title for his next and most successful series. This episode also features a guest appearance by Wilfrid Brambell as a lift operator. See more »

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Wolfie: [Ken has told Shirley that Wolfie will be coming to dinner] That's it mate. Come the revolution, you'll be first against the wall bop-bop-bop!
Ken: My God will be with me
Wolfie: Well he better be wearing a bullet-proof toga!
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Excellent series, need to know if Wolfie ever used the word Katanga
9 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Was the word Katanga ever used by Wolfie after "Power to the people" quote? I watched the series for all episode 1977 onward. The series brilliantly depicted the many small rebel groups of the era. Wolfies character was exceptional, Shirl his girlfriend was played to perfection and her father and mother were typical of the Old Ways are best Brigade of the time. Any change from the norm was viewed with suspicion and was considered against society and only harm could come from such thoughts and actions. Wolfie and his comrades were a magnificent creation depicting urban unrest in the UK with humour, pathos and with a certain amount of sincerity in the beliefs that society should be changed. Even Wolfies avid avoidance of work in any shape or form and his bumming for drinks and money was humorous and extremely funny. Need to know about Katanga to settle argument.


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