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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Brand Image

Launching their own home-made cigarette range, Sid and Bill are convinced by Albert that they need to invest properly in the endeavour, including a serious marketing strategy. What they really need is a star endorsement - Cecil Parker, perhaps?


Originally scheduled for 29th December 1960.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd December 1960
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Sid James (as Sidney James) Sid James
Liz Fraser Liz
Bill Kerr Bill
Sydney Tafler Albert Welshman
John Bluthal Charlie
Guest cast
Peter Allenby Irate Cinema-goer
Ivor Raymonde Actor
Cecil Parker Self
James Bulloch Actor
Writing team
Alan Simpson Writer
Ray Galton Writer
Production team
Philip Barker Director
Duncan Wood Producer
Fanny Taylor Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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