Little, Syd

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Little, Syd Gender: M
Cyril John Mead
born on 19 December 1942 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Blackpool, England, 53n50, 3w03
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 26°28' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°59'

Syd Little (1980s)


British TV series comedian who played in partnership with Eddie Large. The pair began in 1962 under their real names of McGinnis and Mead and won the television talent show "Opportunity Knocks" in 1971. Their hugely popular TV career began in 1972 with Syd portraying the intelligent straight man to Eddie's daft loud-mouth. They had their own series The Little and Large Show (1978-1991) and the ITV series Who Do You Do? (1972-1976) doing impressions and also performing as pantomime stars.

Little originally started in the field of interior design and painter before deciding to entertain with his guitar at local clubs.

His son was a victim of a heroin overdose in January 1995.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Large, Eddie (born 25 June 1941). Notes: Little and Large


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1962 (Paired with Eddie Large)
  • Work : Prize 1971 (Won TV show "Opportunity Knocks")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1975 (Sheree Little)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Autobiography "Little Goes a Long Way")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (Comedy book, "The Little Book of Heavenly Humour")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2004 (Autobiography "Little by Little")

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997


  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Sheree Little, 1975-)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son died of drug OD)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Worked with Eddie Large)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Painting, interior design, initially)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Little and Large Show," 1978-1991)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor