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The Royle Family 

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ricky Tomlinson ...  Jim Royle 25 episodes, 1998-2012
Sue Johnston ...  Barbara Royle 25 episodes, 1998-2012
Caroline Aherne ...  Denise Best / ... 25 episodes, 1998-2012
Craig Cash Craig Cash ...  Dave Best 25 episodes, 1998-2012
Ralf Little ...  Antony Royle / ... 23 episodes, 1998-2010
Jessica Hynes ...  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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Familia Royle See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Caroline Aherne exited the show following the third series in 2000, wishing to move on to new projects. It was thought that it would continue in spite of Aherne's absence, but Ricky Tomlinson also quit the series, to ensure that it did not continue without creator and co-star Aherne's input. Both Aherne and Tomlinson returned in 2006 for the special "The Queen of Sheba", which Aherne co-wrote. See more »

Quotes

Antony Royle: Who's stunk that toilet out?
Barbara Royle: Who d'ya think.
Jim Royle: Well that's what its for isn't it, where d'you expect me to shit? You'd soon have something to worry about if I crapped in the kitchen.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Half The World Away
Written by Noel Gallagher
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Track 3 of the "Whatever" single release
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Subtle
10 October 2001 | by desmeiSee all my reviews

We've only had access to BBC Canada for a few weeks now, but I'm finding myself making sure that I'm in front of the tv at 8:30 on Tuesday nights. I can't think of any Canadian or American shows that I HAVE to watch, even season premieres or finales! The Royle Family is unlike anything I've ever watched before; nothing happens but it's riveting! The characters rarely move from their couch, and when they do, it's just to stray into the kitchen to brew a cuppa. It makes American humour seem extremely brash and forced. Two thumbs up!!


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