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.

Series 1, Episode 1

At Manchester's not-too-trendy Rio bingo hall, staff member Sandy is pregnant but has not yet revealed so to her boyfriend, Terry. Elsewhere, handyman Bobby is having an affair with a married woman, and canteen manager Christine has a secret admirer.

Further details

Ray is trying to sort out the holiday rota. You'd think it would be easy, but not with this staff.

Sandy is in the middle of a crisis: she and boyfriend Terry have just been to the hospital for her first scan, but there was one thing she'd overlooked - she hadn't told Terry she was actually pregnant. And now he's having serious doubts.

Meanwhile Martin is trying to pluck up the courage to tell Christine his feelings for her. If only he could go on holiday with her to Rhyl.

And Bobby could be in big trouble: Pamela's been doing wheelies with him all night. Her husband knows she's been entertaining someone from the Bingo Hall, and he wants to know who.


This episode is sometimes known as Holiday Rota.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th August 2003
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul O'Grady Ray
Rosie Cavaliero Christine
Sheridan Smith Sandy
Neil Fitzmaurice Bobby
Edna Doré Mary
Tony Maudsley Martin
Hazel Douglas Kathline
Margaret John Kay
Beatrice Kelley Kitty
Michelle Butterly Pamela
Eugene Salleh Terry
Guest cast
Sunetra Sarker Karen
Big Mick Brian
Writing team
Angela Clarke Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer

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