The Afternoon Play (2003– )

The Good Citizen 

Tired of feeling disenfranchised in the modern world, an idealistic man sets himself up as an independent Republic.


James Strong


Ed McCardie


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Episode credited cast:
Hugh Quarshie ... Adam Clay
Claire Goose ... Kate Dobie
Tony Haygarth ... Sgt. Happy Dobie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma Alexander Emma Alexander ... Melissa Clay
Paul Atkins ... Policeman
Paul Atkins Paul Atkins ... Policeman
Sarah Berger Sarah Berger ... Judge
Shahnequa Duprey Shahnequa Duprey ... Annie Clay
Daniel Hill ... Clement Bothwell
Claire King Claire King ... Joanna Clay
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ... Himself
Gilbert Martin Gilbert Martin ... McLean
Bruce Montague ... Professor Aldous Finch
Gerard Murphy ... Clarence Mitchell
Nina Sosanya ... Claire Cotton


Drama about a man who walks into a rural police station and announces he is seceding from Britain and starting his own republic. As he is hounded by the press, threatened by the government and exposed by his fame-seeking ex-wife, he struggles to retain the rural simplicity he thought would solve all his problems, while his growing relationship with a tabloid journalist only complicates his life further. Written by Anonymous

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26 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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