The Royle Family: Season 1, Episode 1

Bills, Bills, Bills (14 Sep. 1998)

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After receiving the phone bill Jim is on the warpath. Who has been calling Aberdeen? Cheryl and Denise are looking in the catalogue for jackets while Jim buys some jeans off Twiggy.


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Cheryl Carroll (as Jessica Stevenson)


The Royle family sit around watching television. Slobbish, grumpy father Jim moans about the bills whilst his long-suffering wife Barbara is tested by daughter Denise on bread prices as she is due to start work in a bakery and put-upon 15 year old son Antony is sent to the shops to buy them all cigarettes. Cheryl from next door comes in to look through a catalogue with Denise, who is planning her wedding to the rather slow Dave, and Twiggy, a chubby friend of the family, tries to get them to buy cheap shampoo of questionable origin. Written by don @ minifie-1

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There are continual references to Dave's dad being disabled and in a wheelchair (comparison to Ironside, better parking space at the wedding, etc.). Yet in the 2008 Christmas episode 'The New Sofa', he is able-bodied with no explanation given as to the change. See more »

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