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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 Jim Royle (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
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 Barbara Royle (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
Caroline Aherne ...
 Denise Best / ... (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
Craig Cash ...
 Dave Best (25 episodes, 1998-2012)
Ralf Little ...
 Antony Royle / ... (23 episodes, 1998-2010)
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 Cheryl Carroll (13 episodes, 1998-2010)
Liz Smith ...
 Norma Speakman (11 episodes, 1998-2006)
Peter Martin ...
 Joe Carroll (11 episodes, 1998-2012)
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

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When first offered to the BBC, head of comedy Geoffrey Perkins, wanted to make it in the style of a traditional TV sitcom ie. in front of a studio audience and recorded on multiple studio cameras. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

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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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The Royale Family
8 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now and then comes along a perfect series (Fawlty Towers and The Office spring to mind) everybody loves them and everybody is right!! Any great show is built on the writing and the writing here is near perfect. Any show which can run over 18 episodes and 2 specials and only use 1 set AND be funny every time is genius!! Caroline Aherene has been quoted as saying this is her best work and she is right. Tha acting is the icing on the cake of course, with special mention to Sue Johnson who should get loads of work. The whole point is the exquisite, REAL language and very few visual gags. This looks and feels real all the time and runs through all human emotion; ultimately 'though it is a show about love. 11 out of 10!!!


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