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

Series cast summary:
...  Jim Royle 25 episodes, 1998-2012
...  Barbara Royle 25 episodes, 1998-2012
...  Denise Best / ... 25 episodes, 1998-2012
Craig Cash ...  Dave Best 25 episodes, 1998-2012
...  Antony Royle / ... 23 episodes, 1998-2010
...  Cheryl Carroll 13 episodes, 1998-2010
...  Norma Speakman 11 episodes, 1998-2006
...  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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14 September 1998 (UK)  »

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Familien Royle  »

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(18 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Trivia

Caroline Aherne allegedly initially quit the show in 2000, due to a row with Craig Cash, citing that she would not appear on television again. This prompted Ricky Tomlinson to also quit, though both returned in 2006, when Aherne and Cash began working together again, and wrote the Queen of Sheba. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Royle: Antony, take that chicken out to the bins, will you, love? That chicken will start to stink if we leave it out.
Antony Royle: Mam, I've just sat down
[points at Jim]
Antony Royle: what about lazy-arse here!
Barbara Royle: 'Ey! There's to much swearing in this house
[turns to Jim]
Barbara Royle: that's you that is Jim, you've taught him that!
Jim Royle: Taught him my arse!
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Featured in Sitcom Does...: Families (2011) 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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Another gem from Merseyside
15 September 2000 | by See 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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