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The Revolution Is Here - Citizen Smith Returns
on 25 March 2003
For the uninitiated Citizen Smith was a very popular 70's sitcom written by John Sullivan, who later wrote 'Only Fools and Horses' , and starred Robert Lindsay as Wolfie Smith.
Wolfie was the leader of the urban guerilla group the Tooting Popular Front who were just waiting for the right moment to storm to power.
The only problems being Wolfie was unemployed and the TPF only numbered three others ,Ken - an apprentice Buddist, Speed - a hooligan shoplifter and Tucker - a waiter with a Cowboy fixation.
Wolfie's hardest job was trying to avoid marriage to Shirley and avoiding upseting Harry Fenning and his minders, Tootings answer to Al Capone.
Like most sitcoms the episodes get better as the series progresses with the first couple of episodes setting the scene and getting you used to the characters.
The boxset features the pilot episode, which is basically the same as episode 1 but with a diffrent actor as Charlie and some diffrent dialogue, and the Christmas special "A Story For Christmas' which has never been repeated on TV.
The episodes are
Roof Over My Head - (Pilot Episode)
Crocodile Tears - How can Wolfie explain to Shirley That Urban Guerrilla's don't get engaged.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Wolfie can't put off the terrible day any longer, meeting Shirley's family.
Abide With Me - Wolfie and Ken are evicted but will Charlie Johnson take the revolution into his own Home.
The Weekend - Ken plans a dirty weekend with Desiree, the topless Go-Go dancer at the Vigilante pub.Trouble is she's going out with Speed.
The Hostage - Wolfies election hopes are dashed but he has a plan, to kidnap David West the M.P. who beat him.
The Path Of True Love - Shirley ditches Wolfie for a flash capitalist with a sports coat, can he win her back?
But Is It Art - Kens pavement masterpiece is worth a fortune but can the revolution cash in.
A Story For Christmas - Ken preys on behalf of a skint Wolfie and his prayers seem to be answered.
Speeds Return - Speed is let out of prison but Wolfie has some bad news for him, Desirees pregnant and it can't be Speeds.
Rebel without a Pause - Wolfie's looking for a cause that will get the peoples sympathy, then Charlie gets the sack.
The Tooting Connection - Charlie is hunting down a load of stereos that have been stolen from his factory, and Wolfie knows where they are.
Working Class Hero - Wolfies right to work campaign ends in disaster, when the labour exchange gives him a job.
Rock Bottom - Is the Revolution moving to L.A. when Wolfie has an audition to become a working class superstar?
This is a great collection for a fan of the series or anyone that likes the Classic sitcoms, no swearing just lots of laughs.