On Christmas day Darren,Nanna and the Bests - who seem to have raided baby David's savings for their own presents - turn up at the Royles but Jim is annoyed as nobody has bought him anything. Later ...
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Following the success of 2010's "Joe's Crackers", the BBC immediately commissioned a follow-up Christmas special for 2011, though it had to be pulled at the last minute because Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash felt that it would be too rushed and damage the show's reputation. It was then thought the show would return in April 2012, with a special Easter episode, though again this failed to materialise and it wasn't until December 2012 that "Barbara's Old Ring" aired, almost a year and a half after it had been commissioned. 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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