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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 and Craig Cash shared narrating duties on the popular Channel 4 series Gogglebox, which sees families reviewing the weeks TV in their own home. This is a similar premise to the plot of The Royle Family, which sees the family sitting around to watch TV. See more »

Quotes

Denise Royle: [yelling at Dave after going into labour with him not there] Trust you not to be here when me waters broke! You right useless lump of shite!
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Connections

Remade as The Kennedys (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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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the 2006 episode makes you realise how good this is.
30 October 2006 | by andyflightSee all my reviews

I watched the new 2006 episode last night and it brought a tear to my eye. It was so moving. It highlighted for me that much of television comedy works on nasty, ironic humour. EG: I liked Extras, but the relentless gay and disability jokes wear you down. The Extras boys should take a leaf out of the Royle Family scripts. The strength of the Royle Family was it it was just well observed and faithful to what the UK is all about. The small conversations that are really hidden code for live and death issues.

Last night's episode was a real treat, let's hope they do another one soon. Fingers crossed.


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