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 6

All manner of panic breaks loose at the bingo hall when a clairvoyant hired as interval entertainment predicts Ray's death at 7pm the following evening!

Further details

Ray hires a clairvoyant to provide the interval entertainment and she then predicts their futures.

She tells Bobby his one true love will return - and lo and behold he gets a phone call from "the girl that got away", the girl who left him when he was 17.

This clairvoyant knows what she's talking about. She also tells Christine she will fall in love with another dog owner. So Martin buys a dog.

Finally she has a prediction for Ray - "Mmm. I don't really like to say things like this Ray, but I can't see a future past seven o'clock tomorrow night. Now, where's me handbag? I've got a train to catch."

And she goes, leaving Ray in a total state, convinced he's going to die the following evening.

Meanwhile, Sandy is also depressed. She and Terry haven't made love for over five months because she's worried it might upset baby - "I don't want Terry going near the baby chute".

Once Mary reassures her that making love is okay when you're pregnant she and Terry are at it like rabbits.

Will Bobby's love turn out to be everything he hopes for?


This episode is sometimes known as The Clairvoyant.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th September 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
Rebecca Front Marjorie
Simon Brint Marksman
Writing team
Angela Clarke Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Peter Zacaroli Editor
James Thomas Editor
Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer