Larry Grayson was one of Britain’s most popular entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s. As host of BBC1’s The Generation Game from 1978 he attracted television audiences topping eighteen million – but fame and fortune only came after many years of professional disappointment. With unprecedented and exclusive access to Larry’s newly - discovered personal archive of correspondence, family photographs, personal scrapbooks, autobiography first draft and professional memorabilia, this special film for ITV3 looks at the long journey Larry Grayson took from Nuneaton’s backstreets and the grimy clubs of the industrial Midlands to the top of the bill with his name in lights at The London Palladium...and reminds us, over twenty years after his death,what an incredibly funny man Larry Grayson was.

Larry Grayson: Shut That Door!