Eyes Down. Ray (Paul O'Grady)
Eyes Down

Eyes Down

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2003 - 2004
  • 15 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom set in Liverpool's Rio bingo hall, run by bad tempered Ray and his hapless staff. Stars Paul O'Grady, Rosie Cavaliero, Sheridan Smith, Neil Fitzmaurice, Edna Doré and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Ray's got a foolproof plan to raise his own profile and raise a shedload of cash for charity - unfortunately, he hadn't counted on Mary. Meanwhile, Sandy's been approached to become a model.

Further details

Ray's excited about his latest money making scheme, a guess the balls competition, but he's determined nobody is going to get the correct guess.

Meanwhile, Sandy thinks she's the next big thing when a shopping precinct photographer convinces she has "it"; though Ray has his doubts about the photographer's credibility.


This episode is sometimes known as Next Big Thing.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd September 2004
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Tim Plester Oliver
Bill Davey Fireman
Clifford Milner Fire Officer
Marie Higham Diner Punter
Lorraine Sass Diner Punter
Matthew Walker Bungee Operator
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Neil Fitzmaurice Writer
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Simon Brint Composer

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