Citizen Smith (1977)

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Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 November 1977 to 31 December 1980. Citizen Smith starred Robert Lindsay as "Wolfie" Smith, a young Marxist "urban guerrilla" living in Tooting, South London, who is attempting to emulate his hero Che Guevara. 'Wolfie' is a reference to the Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone who used the pseudonym Citizen Smith in order to evade capture by the English. Wolfie is the self-proclaimed leader of the revolutionary Tooting Popular Front, the goals of which are "Power to the People" and "Freedom for Tooting". In reality, he is an unemployed dreamer and petty criminal whose plans fall through because of laziness and disorganisation.

  1. John Sullivan

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay

    Wolfie Smith

    28 Episodes

  2. Mike Grady

    Mike Grady

    Ken

    28 Episodes

  3. Hilda Braid

    Mum

    28 Episodes

  4. Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan

    Dad

    13 Episodes

  5. Cheryl Hall

    Cheryl Hall

    Shirley

    13 Episodes

  6. Dana Michie

    Floyd

    5 Episodes

  7. Barry Hayes

    Cyril

    5 Episodes

  8. Bill Ward

    Reg

    5 Episodes

  9. Susan Baker

    Mandy Lynch

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Citizen Smith

Season 4

1980 | 7 Episodes

Season 4 of Citizen Smith premiered on May 23, 1980.

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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