Twiggy comes round to help Jim decorate the living-room. He tells Jim about Dave's problems with the police. Dave turns up and tells Jim and Twiggy about Darren's new girlfriend who looks like Tina ...
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BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
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Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash shared narrating duties on the popular Channel 4 series Gogglebox, which sees families reviewing the weeks TV in their own home. This is a similar premise to the plot of The Royle Family, which sees the family sitting around to watch TV. See more »
I never drink me, just a sherry at Christmas, whiskey at new year and a bottle of stout.
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An excellent cast given a superb script creates a minor comedy gem. Set in the downtrodden post-industrial north of England, the action rarely strays outside the living room of the titular wisecracking family, as tightwad patriarch Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson) holds court, kept in check by long-suffering wife Barbara (Sue Johnston, who had previously played Tomlinson's wife in the soap Brookside) and ordering around young son Antony (the remarkably assured debutant Ralf Little). The storyline of the first series revolves around the impending marriage of daughter Denise (Caroline Aherne) to her boyfriend Dave (Craig Cash), but the show is more about one-liners and character interplay than plotline; writers Aherne, Cash and Henry Normal keep the gags coming relentlessly as the action meanders in real time. A second series is in the works.
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