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:

Familien 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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Little (Antony Royle) played Joy Division/New Order bassist, Peter Hook in 24 Hour Party People. Peter Hook was once married to Caroline Aherne (Denise Royle). See more »

Quotes

Barbara Royle: How's your diet going, Cheryl?
Cheryl Carroll: Oh, all right thanks, yeah, Barbara, I lost 4 pounds... and then I put 2 back on and then another 2. But I've not gained any.
Barbara Royle: Oh, well I think you're doing ever so well to stick to it, love.
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Connections

Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) See more »

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Half The World Away
Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Oasis
Track 3 of the "Whatever" single release
Creation Records CRESCD195
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Another gem from Merseyside
15 September 2000 | by proseSee all my reviews

If you're not fully versed with British humour, and in particular humour from the Liverpool-Manchester area, then this may not be the show for you. The script is brilliant, the delivery even brillianter, with standout performances by Liz Smith as Nanna and Ricky Tomlinson as Jim. To mention only two of the cast by name seems unfair indeed, as the whole cast are real - too real.

I thought the Brits had done everything they were capable of doing comedy-wise, but this show just seems to come out of nowhere, although in truth it comes out of the lounge-rooms of working class families all over the world.

There's sharp, as well as subtle, observation of rituals which occur in one form or another within many families. From endless goings-on to do with Denise's wedding, to using young Antony as the perpetual errand boy to the `offy', to Jim's frequent visits to have a `tom tit', to Nanna's musings about being a non-drinker (except for the champagne, and the sherry, and of course, the stout), this show is a gem which will certainly remain as a social commentary of the times for years to come.


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