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 3

Ray's had just about enough of the whining, self-obsessed plebian customers he has to put up with every day, so when an opportunity for better things comes along, he jumps at the chance. Meanwhile, Martin hopes that jealousy is an aphrodisiac...

Further details

Ray has to give the punters his "Tony Christie" during the interval when the PA system breaks down. A talent scout for Stars in Their Eyes hears him and offers him a spot. Could this be Ray's chance to escape?

Bobby sets Martin up with a date in order to make Christine jealous. Unfortunately, the date, Jean, turns out to be in her early sixties, with a face like a prune. She also thinks "I've got no knickers on" is an attractive chat-up line.

Sandy is thinking of becoming Catholic so her unborn baby will be able to go to the local Catholic school - "it's slap bang in the middle of the Tanning shop and the bookies, so it's dead handy for Terry and me."


This episode is sometimes known as Stars In Their Eyes.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th 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
Guest cast
Stephanie Roscoe Maggie
Olivia Colman Mandy Foster
Una McNulty Irene
Margaret Henshaw Jean
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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