Citizens (radio series)

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Citizens was a radio drama series, which aired twice a week from 27 October 1987 to 25 July 1991. There were 338 twenty-five-minute episodes and it was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It was created by Marilyn Imrie and A.J. Quinn.

GenreRadio drama
Running time25:00
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4
Created by
Original release27 October 1987 (1987-10-27) – 25 July 1991 (1991-07-25)
No. of episodes338

The series initially focused on the residents of 5 Limerick Road in the fictional South London borough of Ditcham:

Alex, Julia, Michael, Hugh and Anita had all met as students in Leicester.

In later years, the series increasingly focused on local bar, The Chariots of Fire, and a crime boss played by John Hollis. Alexei Sayle made a guest appearance as himself in late 89.


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