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.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - The Lamp

Sid and Charlie are caught up in a new set of tricky circumstances - likely of their own making.


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd October 1961
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Sid James (as Sidney James) Sid James
Sydney Tafler Charlie Davenport
Guest cast
Sidney Vivian Clerk of the Court
Arthur Brough Actor
Patricia Hayes Actor
Cameron Hall Actor
Bob Todd Actor
Charles Lloyd Pack Actor
Bernard Hunter Actor
Roger Avon Actor
Penny Morrell (as Penny Morell) Actor
Michael Peake Actor
Alec Bregonzi Actor
Loelia Kidd Actor
Herbert Nelson Actor
Stan Simmons Actor
Totti Truman Taylor Actor
Writing team
Sid Green Writer
Dick Hills Writer
Production team
Duncan Wood Director
Duncan Wood Producer
Lawrence Broadhouse Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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