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Citizen Smith 

Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Robert Lindsay ...  Wolfie Smith 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Mike Grady ...  Ken / ... 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Hilda Braid Hilda Braid ...  Mum / ... 30 episodes, 1977-1980
Tony Millan Tony Millan ...  Tucker 22 episodes, 1977-1980
Tony Steedman ...  Dad / ... 15 episodes, 1979-1980
Cheryl Hall ...  Shirley / ... 15 episodes, 1977-1979
Peter Vaughan ...  Dad / ... 14 episodes, 1977-1979
George Sweeney ...  Speed / ... 13 episodes, 1977-1980
Stephen Greif ...  Harry Fenning 12 episodes, 1977-1979
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Wolfie Smith is an unemployed dreamer from Tooting, London, a self-proclaimed urban guerrilla who aspires to be like his hero Che Guevara. He leads a small group called the Tooting Popular Front with aspirations to create a communist Britain. However, as a result of being thoroughly disorganised, his chances range from slim to none. Written by Robert McElwaine

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English

Release Date:

12 April 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tooting, London, England, UK

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(29 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In season 3, one of the episodes is called "Only Fools and Horses". Writer, John Sullivan, would of course later use this title for his next and most successful series. This episode also features a guest appearance by Wilfrid Brambell, as a lift operator. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Wolfie: Power to the people!
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Referenced in Extras: Jonathan Ross (2006) See more »

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"Power to the People!"
15 June 2001 | by greg-233See all my reviews

Wolfie Smith is a fanatic who craves revolution. Leader of the Tooting Popular Front ( a Marxist political party which numbers six members), Wolfie is a wannabe freedom fighter who likes to call himself an "urban guerilla". He wants to overthrow the Capitalist oppressors of the working class and create a fair, equal and just society (with himself in charge). While he waits for the glorious day, he plays the guitar and sings his raucous songs, dressed in a Che Guevara T-shirt and a black beret with one star on it.

Wolfie's attempts to seize power are thwarted time and time again, usually with hilarious consequences. Wolfie keeps a book containing a list of anyone who gets on the wrong side of him. Come the Glorious Revolution they'll be first against the wall, blindfold, last cigarette etc. But it's a very long list...

"Citizen Smith" was written by John Sullivan, who went on to write the even funnier "Only Fools and Horses". This show contains characters with similar personalities. Wolfie Smith is a fast talker like Del-Boy, Ken is artistic like Rodney and Tucker is vague and confused like Grandad.

"Citizen Smith" was a witty comedy from the 1970s that got better as it went along. The later series seemed funnier than the early episodes. Hopefully the show will be screened again. This is a classic.


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