POWER TO THE PEOPLE......IT'S

CITIZEN SMITH


UK COMEDY SERIES - BBC TV (BBC1)

4 SEASONS(30 EPISODES) + PILOT EPISODE

TRANSMITTED 1977 - 1980


CAST OF CHARACTERS :

WOLFIE SMITH - ROBERT LINDSAY
KEN - MIKE BRADY
TUCKER - TONY MILLAN
SHIRLEY - CHERYL HALL
SPEED - GEORGE SWEENEY
MUM - HILDA BRAID
DAD - ARTRO MORRIS/PETER VAUGHN/TONY STEEDMAN
HARRY FENNING - STEPHEN GRIEF
RONNIE LYNCH - DAVID GARFIELD(SEASON 4 ONLY )
DESIREE - ANNA NYGH

BASIC OUTLINE OF THE SERIES

WOLFIE SMITH (LINDSAY)SAW HIMSELF AS THE 'CHE GUEVARA' OF TOOTING,SOUTH LONDON.HE WAS THE GUERRILLA LEADER OF A SMALL GANG KNOWN AS THE TOOTING POPULAR FRONT,A GROUP OF POLITICAL TERRORISTS,SO SMALL IT ONLY HAD ABOUT 5 MEMBERS.HE WAS CONVINCED THAT HE WOULD BE THE LEADER OF THE NEXT REVOLUTION,AND TAKE OVER PARLIAMENT,AND DAMN ANYONE WHO SCOFFED AT HIS IDEAS - "COME THE GLORIOUS DAY CITIZEN,YOU'LL BE FIRST AGAINST THE WALL" HE'D SAY.HIS DISCIPLES INCLUDED HIS MATE KEN,AN ASPIRING BUDDHIST MONK(BRADY),TUCKER,( MILLAN)A COWBOY WITH A WIFE AND 9 KIDS,AND SPEED(SWEENEY),A VIOLENT THUG WHO'S DONE MORE TIME THAN DR WHO.

THE OPENING CREDITS STARTED WITH WOLFIE EMERGING OUT OF TOOTING BROADWAY UNDERGROUND STATION TO THE REVAMPED TUNE OF 'THE RED FLAG',AND ENDED WITH HIM THROWING ONE FIST IN THE AIR,-"POWER TO THE PEOPLE !"

HE LIVED WITH SHIRLEY(CHERYL HALL),HIS GIRLFRIEND AT HER PARENT'S HOUSE,AND HER FATHER HATED HIM,CALLING HIM NAMES LIKE 'YOBBO' AND 'LONG HAIRED YETI'.HER MOTHER MISTAKENLY ALWAYS CALLED HIM 'FOXY',WHILE SPEED CALLED HIM 'SMUDGE',AND TUCKER SIMPLY CALLED HIM 'SMIFFY'

HIS PLANS WERE NOT HELPED BY HARRY FENNING,A LOCAL VILLAIN AND PUB OWNER,AND HIS POSSE OF SIDEKICKS.

VARIOUS ESCAPADES INCLUDED KIDNAPPING AN MP,ONLY TO FIND OUT LATER THAT THEY KIDNAPPED HARRY FENNING.ONE TIME THEY STOLE A SCORPION TANK AND PLANNED TO TAKE OVER THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT,ONLY TO GET THERE AND FIND OUT FROM A CLEANING LADY THAT ALL THE MP'S HAVE GONE AWAY ON SUMMER RECESS.THIS WAS ONLY A FEW OF THEIR ANTICS.

TO FIND OUT THE REST ...WATCH THE SERIES!


EPISODE GUIDE WITH TRANSMISSION DATES


PILOT EPISODE -' COMEDY SPECIAL' - APRIL 12 1977


SEASON 1

1.CROCODILE TEARS - 03 11 77

2.GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - 10 11 77

3.ABIDE WITH ME - 17 11 77

4.THE WEEKEND - 24 11 77

5.THE HOSTAGE - 01 12 77

6.THE PATH OF TRUE LOVE - 08 12 77

7.BUT IS IT ART? - 15 12 77

8.A CHRISTMAS STORY - 22 12 77 (Shown only once ,never repeated)


SEASON 2

1.SPEED'S RETURN - 01 12 78

2.REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE - 08 12 78

3.THE TOOTING CONNECTION - 15 12 78

4.WORKING CLASS HERO-(SCHEDULED FOR 22 12 78 ,BUT DELAYED UNTIL1979 DUE TO STRIKE ACTION)

5.SPANISH FLY - 16 08 79 (ORIGINALLY DUE TO BE SHOWN 29 12 78,DELAYED DUE TO STRIKE ACTION)

6.RIGHT TO WORK - ?? (NOT TRANSMITTED DURING ORIGINAL RUN DUE TO STRIKE ACTION )

7.ROCK BOTTOM - 05 01 79


SEASON 3

1.DONT LOOK DOWN - 20 09 79

2.ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES - 27 09 79

3.THE BIG JOB - 04 10 79

4.TOFKINS REVENGE - 11 10 79

5.WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED - 18 10 79

6.THE PARTY'S OVER - 25 10 79

7.THE GLORIOUS DAY - 01 11 79


SEASON 4

1.BIGGER THAN GUY FAWKES - 23 05 80

2.CHANGES - 30 05 80

3.THE FINAL TRY - 06 06 80

4.THE LETTER OF THE LAW - 13 06 80

5.PRISONERS - 20 06 80

6.CASABLANCA WAS NEVER LIKE THIS - 27 06 80

7.SWEET SORROW - 04 07 80

CHRISTMAS SHOW -' BUON NATALE' - 31 12 80


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