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The Royle Family (1998– )

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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

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Series cast summary:
 Jim Royle (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
 Barbara Royle (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
Caroline Aherne ...
 Denise Best / ... (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
Craig Cash ...
 Dave Best (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
 Antony Royle / ... (23 episodes, 1998-2010)
 Cheryl Carroll (13 episodes, 1998-2010)
Liz Smith ...
 Norma Speakman (11 episodes, 1998-2006)
Peter Martin ...
 Joe Carroll (11 episodes, 1998-2012)


A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

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Release Date:

14 September 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Familien Royle  »

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(18 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ralph Little (Antony Royal) played Joy Division/New Order bassist, Peter Hook in 24 Hour Party People. Peter Hook was once married to Caroline Aherne (Denise Royal). See more »


Denise Royle: Dad, stop fiddling with yourself.
Jim Royle: I'm not fiddling with meself, I paid a quid for these underpants and I've got about 50 pence worth stuck up me arse.
Barbara Royle: She's right. If you're not picking you're arse, you're pecking you're teeth.
Jim Royle: I'll pick what I want in me own house and when she gets her own house she can pick what she likes - her nose, her arse, her teeth. Just go and treat yourself.
Barbara Royle: Oh, I'm ashamed of this family, I am really.
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Featured in Men About the House (2010) See more »


Half The World Away
Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
Track 3 of the "Whatever" single release
Creation Records CRESCD195
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A different kind of comedy
22 July 2003 | by (Manchester England) – See all my reviews

This is about a family and their every day lives. There's Jim the foul-mouthed lazy father who likes to save cash, Barbara- the dippy mother, Denise- the lazy daughter who tries to find her way out of looking after her son (only in the third series!) and Anthony- the teenage lad who gets treated like a skivvy by the rest of the family!! Of course there's Nana, Dave (Denise's husband). their next door neighbours- Joe, Mary and Cheryl (who is constantly trying to lose weight). Each series is full of rude jokes, witty lines and tons of everyday gossip in front of the television!!!

This is incredibly funny. Ricky Tomlinson has some classic lines- he is definetly the star of this show. It has some right witty lines in it without all that canned laughter spoiling the atmosphere.

Don't knock it til you watched it!!!

H xxxxxx

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