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 2, Episode 3

Ray gets in a spot of bother after boasting about his miraculous rescue of a snatched handbag. Mary in particular is none too pleased about his claims. Meanwhile, Bobby has trouble getting Sandy fit, and Martin finally plucks up the courage to ask Christine out.

Further details

Following a memo from headquarters, Ray implements a new security regime after a spate of recent robberies. A further robbery leads to Ray giving chase down the back alley to stop the thief, which leaves him to fend him off with a Barbie doll. Ray thinks it's lights out for him, until out of nowhere Mary knocks the thief to the ground.

Once the police arrive, Ray takes all the credit. After the press get a hold of the story, Ray is to receive an award for Citizen Of The Year, but Mary refuses to keep quiet.

Meanwhile, Martin asks Christine out on a date, though not a fancy restaurant but the bingo's diner. But Christine has a dilemma: on the same night, her ex-husband returns and wants her back. Who will she choose?


This episode is sometimes known as Thief.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th September 2004
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
Daniel Sullivan Thief
Ray Newe Policeman
Stephen Marcus Bloke
Stephen Aintree Mayor
Writing team
Michael Wynne Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer

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