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 3, Episode 10 - The Watchdog

Having caught a diminutive burglar in the living room in the dead of night, Sid is struck by the security implications. This chap might've been small, but the next criminal could be huge. When the police fail to take notice, Sid buys a guard dog.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd November 1962
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Sid James (as Sidney James) Sid James
Sydney Tafler Charlie Davenport
Guest cast
Irene Handl Miss Bullock-Smythe
Fred Griffiths Neighbour
Gillian Watt Young Woman
Robert Peters Young Man
Ronnie Brody Burglar
Campbell Singer Desk Sergeant
Alec Bregonzi Dog Walker
Damaris Hayman Overwrought Woman
Writing team
Sid Green Writer
Dick Hills Writer
Production team
Ronald Marsh Director
Ronald Marsh Producer
John Cooper Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer

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