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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 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Saturday 15th January 1977

In this first of his new series, he welcomes ventriloquist Neville King and vocal group Reflections. Helping Larry in the sketches, and trying to beat the giggles, are Bill Pertwee and Joyce Grant, while long-suffering pianist Denis Plowright accompanies the unforgettable Grayson singing voice.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Saturday 22nd January 1977

Larry relates more episodes in the lives of Everard, Apricot Lil and Slack Alice - and reveals another batch of steaming secrets from his person scrapbook. Providing musical relief is guest pop group Our Kid, a New Faces winner.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Saturday 29th January 1977

Stand by to have your fancy tickled and your credulity stretched as Larry tells more tall tales about his past. Comic impersonators The Brother Lees join Larry and the team to swell the flow of fun.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Saturday 5th February 1977

Languid Larry trips through another half-hour of comedy with his long-suffering band of helpers - David Lodge, Anna Dawson and pianist Denis Plowright. Adding melody to the merriment is guest group Brotherhood of Man, whose performance helped Britain win last year's Eurovision Song Contest.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Saturday 12th February 1977

Larry regales with a riotous tale of horseriding, pays a visit to the doctor, and is joined by musical guests The Bachelors.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Saturday 19th February 1977

In the last show of his present series, languid Larry lies back and enjoys some top musical entertainment from his guests - American actor Dennis Weaver, who sings his latest single, and British pop group Guys 'n' Dolls. But between melodies Larry stirs himself and gets tangled up in comic situations with long-suffering regulars Bill Pertwee, Anna Dawson and Denis Plowright.