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

Citizen James

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1960 - 1962
  • 32 episodes (3 series)

Sidney Balmoral James is a quick-witted gambler with an eye for making a fast buck, more often than not involving his friends. Stars Sid James, Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr, Sydney Tafler, John Bluthal and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1960 - 1962
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
32 (3 series), plus 1 short special
Stars
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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 24th November 1960 at 7:30pm on BBC One

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