Eyes Down. Ray (Paul O'Grady).

Eyes Down

BBC One sitcom about a bingo hall. 15 episodes (2 series), 2003 - 2004. Stars Paul O'Grady, Rosie Cavaliero, Sheridan Smith, Neil Fitzmaurice and others.

Eyes Down. Image shows from L to R: Bobby (Neil Fitzmaurice), Christine (Rosie Cavaliero), Ray (Paul O'Grady), Mary (Edna Doré), Martin (Tony Maudsley), Sandy (Sheridan Smith).

Eyes Down

Sitcom set in Liverpool's Rio bingo hall, run by bad tempered Ray and his hapless staff

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2003 - 2004
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
15   (2 series)
Starring
Paul O'Grady, Rosie Cavaliero, Sheridan Smith, Neil Fitzmaurice, Edna Doré, Tony Maudsley, Hazel Douglas, Margaret John and others
Writers
Angela Clarke and Michael Wynne
Director
Christine Gernon
Producer
Rosemary McGowan

Two fat ladies, 88; all the fours, 44; two little ducks, 22 - it's Eyes Down in this sitcom about the lives, loves, hopes and disappointments of the staff and punters at The Rio, a Liverpool bingo palace.

Paul O'Grady is Ray, the ill-tempered and somewhat pompous bingo caller and manager, who presides over a motley staff:

On catering, there's Christine, whose Chihuahua compensates for her unfortunate love-life.

But Christine is blind to the devotion she arouses in floor man Martin, a mother's boy whose life is a world away from that of dandy mechanic and ladies' man Bobby, Ray's bête noire.

There's also Sandy; young, pregnant and not too bright, she works with Martin on the floor and has a boyfriend, Terry.

Mary, the elderly cleaner, is an endless source of bizarre anecdotes and skewed wisdom. She's not exactly bright, but far wilier than she looks.

Completing the line-up are a group of batty and highly superstitious regular players: Kitty, Kay and Kathline.

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Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music composed by Simon Brint.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 15th August 2003 on BBC One at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 27th December 2004 on BBC One at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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