Citizen Smith

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Citizen Smith

marxism london, england sitcom unemployed political humor

Citizen Smith

First Air Date: April 12, 1977

First Aired on    :   1977
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   John Sullivan
Networks    :   BBC One
Genres    :   Comedy
Seasons/Episodes    :   28 episodes in 4 Seasons

Citizen Smith is a British television sitcom. The show was written by John Sullivan, who later wrote Only Fools and Horses. The pilot was transmitted on 12 April 1977 in the Comedy Special series of one-off plays, and the series proper ran from 3 November 1977 to 31 December 1980. Citizen Smith starred Robert Lindsay as "Wolfie" Smith, a young Marxist "urban guerrilla" living in Tooting, South London, who is attempting to emulate his hero Che Guevara. 'Wolfie' is a reference to the Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone who used the pseudonym Citizen Smith in order to evade capture by the English. Wolfie is the self-proclaimed leader of the revolutionary Tooting Popular Front, the goals of which are "Power to the People" and "Freedom for Tooting". In reality, he is an unemployed dreamer and petty criminal whose plans fall through because of laziness and disorganisation.


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Seasons

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Season 4 (1980)

7 episodes


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Season 3 (1979)

8 episodes


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Season 2 (1978)

5 episodes


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Season 1 (1977)

8 episodes


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Specials (1977)

2 episodes




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