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)
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 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: [talking about Dave and Beverly Macca] Every time when I come out of the toilet she was round him, right, like flies, right, round shit.
[to Dave]
Denise Royle: And you're the shit, and she? she's not even the fly because she's to fat to be the fly and she's the shit and that's what they are, they're two shovels of shit.
Barbara Royle: You don't have to bring shit into it, love.
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Referenced in The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa (2010) 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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Another gem from Merseyside
15 September 2000 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you're not fully versed with British humour, and in particular humour from the Liverpool-Manchester area, then this may not be the show for you. The script is brilliant, the delivery even brillianter, with standout performances by Liz Smith as Nanna and Ricky Tomlinson as Jim. To mention only two of the cast by name seems unfair indeed, as the whole cast are real

  • too real.




I thought the Brits had done everything they were capable of doing comedy-wise, but this show just seems to come out of nowhere, although in truth it comes out of the lounge-rooms of working class families all over the world.

There's sharp, as well as subtle, observation of rituals which occur in one form or another within many families. From endless goings-on to do with Denise's wedding, to using young Antony as the perpetual errand boy to the `offy', to Jim's frequent visits to have a `tom tit', to Nanna's musings about being a non-drinker (except for the champagne, and the sherry, and of course, the stout), this show is a gem which will certainly remain as a social commentary of the times for years to come.


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