Citizen James. Image shows from L to R: Bill (Bill Kerr), Liz (Liz Fraser), Sid James (Sid James). Copyright: BBC.

Citizen James

BBC One sitcom about a schemer. 32 episodes (3 series), 1960 - 1962. Stars Sid James, Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr, Sydney Tafler and others.

Citizen James. Sid James (Sid James). Copyright: BBC.

Citizen James

Sidney Balmoral James is a quick-witted gambler with an eye for making a fast buck, more often than not involving his friends

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1960 - 1962
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
32   (3 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
Sid James, Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr, Sydney Tafler, John Bluthal, Johnny Vyvyan, Bob Todd and Laurie Webb
Writers
Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Sid Green and Dick Hills
Directors
Philip Barker, Duncan Wood, Ronald Marsh and John Street
Producers
Duncan Wood and Ronald Marsh

Sidney Balmoral James is a quick-witted gambler. He's also a seven-year fiancé to the ever-hopeful Liz, and has quite the knack for noticing money-making schemes - and getting sucked in, almost no matter their nature!

During the course of the second and third series, Sid's rebellious streak saw him develop somewhat of a sense of peoples' justice, taking up various causes to champion.

Production Details

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th November 1960 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 23rd November 1962 on BBC One at 8:50pm

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