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Larry Grayson

ITV variety / sketch show / stand-up fronted by Larry Grayson. 14 episodes (2 series), 1975 - 1977. Stars Larry Grayson, Denis Plowright, Ted Burnett, Alfie Curtis and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 19th September 1975

Among a collection of riotous routines and sketches, Larry plays rugby; is arrested by Customs at the airport; and almost gets his head knocked off by an Argentine gaucho.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 26th September 1975

Larry goes 'butch' and gets a job on a building site; displays his acting talents in his portrayal of Long John Silver - a performance marred only by his rather unique parrot; and gets lost up the Amazon as our roving reporter. He also visits Meetamate and feeds Everard's particulars in to the computer with amazing results!


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 3rd October 1975

Shut that door, sit down, and tune in as Everard's friend goes through his paces in the great camp concert and shows he's a man of many parts in a variety of roles - from the lowly working man to the death defying feats of a balancing act.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Friday 10th October 1975

Larry is in for a punishing time. What with all-in wrestling and helping out with a whip act, it is small wonder he starts thinking about writing his will. But, as usual, he comes up trumps in the end...


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Friday 17th October 1975

Included tonight are a spectacular knife-throwing act and a mixture of songs and sketches, in one of which Bill Pertwee helps Larry to recover his most valued possession. Tune in to find out what that is...


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Friday 24th October 1975

The intrepid Grayson's in more trouble! This week he endures the rigours of commando training, and risks all in an Apache dance. He also has his tax problems - but fortunately Bill Pertwee is on hand to help sort them out.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Friday 31st October 1975

What does the future hold for Larry? Could there be a tall, dark stranger in his life? And who was the man who jostled Larry in the supermarket? Was it that nice one at the end of the identity parade? And could it be fame and fortune at last for Larry when he is asked into the cabinet - no, no, not a call from No. 10, but a "saw" point it becomes as he gets mixed up in a stage act!