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)
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 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)
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 Norma Speakman (11 episodes, 1998-2006)
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 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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14 September 1998 (UK)  »

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Familien Royle  »

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(18 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Norma Speakman: I never drink me, just a sherry at Christmas, whiskey at new year and a bottle of stout.
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Connections

Referenced in Steve Coogan and Noel Gallagher for SU2C (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Hilarious minimalist working-class laughs

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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