The Royle Family

The Queen of Sheba (29 Oct. 2006)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 181 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Frail and poorly Nanna is now permanently in bed in the Royles' sitting room,causing Jim to sulk when she swaps the battery from the remote for her fan. Antony has split from Emma but ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 04 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Queen of Sheba (29 Oct 2006)

The Queen of Sheba (29 Oct 2006) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Royle Family.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 25 Episodes
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Caroline Aherne ...
Craig Cash ...
Ralf Little ...
Liz Smith ...
...
...
Cheryl Carroll (as Jessica Stevenson)
Doreen Keogh ...
Peter Martin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Cash ...
Harry Cash ...
John Delaney ...
P J
Dave Howarth ...
Steve Huison ...
Derek (Sheryl's Boyfriend)
Edit

Storyline

Frail and poorly Nanna is now permanently in bed in the Royles' sitting room,causing Jim to sulk when she swaps the battery from the remote for her fan. Antony has split from Emma but brings their little boy Lewis to visit whilst little David tries out his judo moves. Cheryl brings a succession of boyfriends to visit,the nervous Derek,whose ginger hair reminds Nanna of 'Annie',paint-balling Slash and a rabbi called Solomon. Denise gives birth to a daughter,named Norma after Nanna,which delights the old lady but,just as Barbara is looking forward to having her floors laminated throughout,the worst happens and Nanna slips away. It is a sad moment and even Jim sheds a tear. However Nanna has told Denise she wants her wake to be a jolly one so the family obliges. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Release Date:

29 October 2006 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Little David: Can I watch The Simpsons, Grandad?
Jim: Ah ah ah, now what do we say?
Little David: Can I watch The Simpsons, please?
Jim: No.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Difficult to watch... almost.
12 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Royle family always seemed to be a light show that you watched and enjoyed, without the deep and the meaningful to worry about.

Then this. The comedy is the same - smart, brilliant, without pause - but there is a touching story about Nana thrown in that constantly looms over the episode, and will likely reduce anyone watching to tears.

And they pulled it off. The acting is authentic, believable, and real. The characters are lovable, relatable - you can sympathise and empathise with them. It manages to be an emotional journey unlike where the Royle Family has ventured before, without taking away from the 'on the sofa jokes' we love.

This hour of brilliance is, for me personally, the greatest achievement for the show. It isn't the first episode I'd think of were I looking for some quick comedy, but it is the episode we will all remember.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
New Christmas Special for 2012! samanthaseaotter
Did the writers deliberately 'sh*t on their own doorstep'? ruth-261
No Christmas special this year LittleMissObsessive
Nana Dying ephexis1983
Favourite Episode? deziiqn
next episode?? supercars69
Discuss The Queen of Sheba (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?