Citizen James. Image shows from L to R: Bill (Bill Kerr), Liz (Liz Fraser), Sid (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 and Sydney Tafler.

Citizen James. Image shows from L to R: Sid (Sid James), Charlie Davenport (Sydney Tafler). 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 and Sydney Tafler
Writers
Alan Simpson, Ray Galton, Sid Green and Dick Hills
Directors
Philip Barker, Duncan Wood and Ronald Marsh
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.

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