Seems Like A Nice Boy - The Story Of Larry Grayson
Jim Lee recalls a comedian whose gently camp and inoffensive humour delighted audiences
- BBC Radio 4
- Jim Lee, Michael Grade, Terry Wogan, Isla St. Clair, Mike Malyon and Larry Grayson
- Libby Cross
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 11th January 2005 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Thursday 8th January 2015 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra