Larry Grayson
Seems Like A Nice Boy - The Story Of Larry Grayson

Seems Like A Nice Boy - The Story Of Larry Grayson

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005
  • 1 episode

Jim Lee recalls a comedian whose gently camp and inoffensive humour delighted audiences. Features Jim Lee, Michael Grade, Terry Wogan, Isla St. Clair, Mike Malyon and Larry Grayson

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2005
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Jim Lee, Michael Grade, Terry Wogan, Isla St. Clair, Mike Malyon and Larry Grayson
Producer
Libby Cross
Companies

Larry Grayson was one of Britain's most popular entertainers, of whom it could genuinely be said that fame, which he gained relatively late in life, did not change him one whit. He was devoted to his adopted home town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire, and lived there for most of his life.

His early years were spent performing with a drag act in working men's clubs all over the Midlands. Then in 1971, he was seen performing as a stand-up comedian in London by Michael Grade, then an entertainments promoter. Grade offered Larry a six-minute slot at the London Palladium, and the rest, as they say, is history.

In this profile of the entertainer, Jim Lee (Nuneaton-born and bred himself) recalls a comedian whose gently camp and inoffensive humour delighted audiences of all ages.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 11th January 2005 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 8th January 2015 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 8:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 1:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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