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 2 - Crusty Bread

Finding that other customers are not so satisfied with their modern loaves of bread, Sid attempts to bake his own with a good, thick, old-fashioned crust.


This episode is also known as Bread.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th October 1961
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Sid James (as Sidney James) Sid James
Sydney Tafler Charlie Davenport
Guest cast
Gretchen Franklin Floss
Sidney Vivian Baker
Frank Thornton Ministry Inspector
Hilda Barry Mrs. Hatton
Colin Spaull Tom
Ronnie Brody Milkman
Rita Webb First Customer
Carole Allen Bakery Sales Girl
Lala Lloyd Second Customer
Evelyn Lund Third Customer
Alec Bregonzi Man in Queue
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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