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 11 - Teenagers

After arguing over dance moves, Sid and Charlie head out to a club where they quickly find themselves coming between a young couple and their smothering parents. After a quick chat from Sid, the young lovers elope to Gretna Green!


This episode is also known as Elope.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th December 1961
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Sid James (as Sidney James) Sid James
Sydney Tafler Charlie Davenport
Guest cast
Alan Rothwell Ron
Margaret Goodwin Doris
Annabelle Lee Dotty
Edwin Brown Ron's Father
Laurel Ford Girl
Julia West Girl
Jean Carnt Girl
Maggie Flint (as Margaret Flint) Elsie
Edwin Apps Fred
James Bulloch Train Guard
Lala Lloyd Ron's Mother
Kay Sangster Girl
Victor Silvester Self (Voice)
Writing team
Sid Green Writer
Dick Hills Writer
Production team
John Street Director
John Street Producer
Lawrence Broadhouse Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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