8.1/10
5,358
34 user 6 critic

The Royle Family 

A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.
Reviews
Popularity
1,282 ( 289)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2012   2010   2009   2008   2006   2000   … See all »
23 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

Stars: Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Justin Moorhouse
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hopeless doormen Max and Paddy leave clubland and embark on a series of wild and exciting adventures in their prized motorhome, "Easy Rider" style.

Stars: Peter Kay, Paddy McGuinness, Lisa Hammond
Early Doors (2003–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan ... See full summary »

Stars: John Henshaw, Rita May, Mark Benton
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

UK funny man Peter Kay wows an audience in this hilarious 2 hours of good British comedy

Director: Peter Kay
Stars: Peter Kay, Sally Lindsay, Amer Nazir
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Meet Britain's favourite comedian in his first show at the top of blackpool tower. Laugh along as he talks about family holidays,School and many over events that are turned into hilarious stories

Director: Marcus Mortimer
Stars: Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Archie Kelly
That Peter Kay Thing (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tells the stories of keeping a working man's club open, an under achieving bingo worker, a turf war between two ice cream men, a look behind the scenes at the MEN Arena, meet Britain's ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Kay, Andrew Sachs, Steve Edge
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Lives And Loves Of Five Friends In The Northern Town Of Runcorn

Stars: Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Paul Whitehouse
Gavin & Stacey (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman
The Royal Family (1991–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Della Reese, Mariann Aalda, Sylver Gregory
One Foot in the Grave (1990–2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbors.

Stars: Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Doreen Mantle
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The ever -popular Peter Kay returns with a special edition DVD of his 'Mum wants a new Bungalow' tour. This new DVD features the show as filmed at the Manchester Arena (instead of Bolton ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kay
Stars: Peter Kay, Gordon Isaacs, Karl Lucas
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Familia Royle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Half The World Away
Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
Track 3 of the "Whatever" single release
Creation Records CRESCD195
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hilarious minimalist working-class laughs
26 August 1999 | by parky-3See all my reviews

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.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed