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Citizen Smith 

Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Robert Lindsay ...  Wolfie Smith 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Mike Grady ...  Ken / ... 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ...  Mum / ... 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Tony Millan Tony Millan ...  Tucker 22 episodes, 1977-1980
Tony Steedman ...  Dad / ... 15 episodes, 1979-1980
Cheryl Hall ...  Shirley / ... 15 episodes, 1977-1979
Peter Vaughan ...  Dad / ... 14 episodes, 1977-1979
George Sweeney ...  Speed / ... 13 episodes, 1977-1980
Stephen Greif ...  Harry Fenning 12 episodes, 1977-1979
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular Front with aspirations to create a communist Britain. However, as a result of being thoroughly disorganised, his chances range from slim to none. Written by Robert McElwaine

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 April 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tooting, London, England, UK

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Runtime:

(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Every character calls Wolfie by a different name Ken-Wolfie Tucker-Smithy Dad-Yeti Mum-Foxy Speed-Smudge Harry Fenning-Trotski See more »

Quotes

Ken: [discussing the father of Desiree's baby] It could be Speed
Wolfie: What do you mean 'Speed'? Speed's been away in nick for 18 months
Ken: Yeah, but he phoned her regular
Wolfie: [to himself] 'Ere, I phoned Shirl twice last week
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On the glorious day...
9 December 2016 | by studioATSee all my reviews

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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