- 2003 - 2004
- BBC One
- 15 (2 series)
- Paul O'Grady, Rosie Cavaliero, Sheridan Smith, Neil Fitzmaurice, Edna Doré, Tony Maudsley, Hazel Douglas, Margaret John and others
- Angela Clarke and Michael Wynne
- Christine Gernon
- Rosemary McGowan and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
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.