The Royle Family (1998–2012)
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The Golden Egg Cup 

Jim and Barbara have received the gift of money from their children - but what to do with it? Barbara wants to finally go abroad, while Jim favours buying an HD satellite box.


Caroline Aherne


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Episode cast overview:
Caroline Aherne ... Denise Best
Craig Cash ... Dave Best
Ricky Tomlinson ... Jim Royle
Sue Johnston ... Barbara Royle
Ralf Little ... Antony Royle
Jessica Hynes ... Cheryl Carroll (as Jessica Stevenson)
Peter Martin ... Joe Carroll


On his and Barbara's wedding anniversary Jim is annoyed that everybody seems to have forgotten it and,even after a surprise party,is cross that their only gift is a golden egg cup. Barbara wants to celebrate the anniversary abroad but has to make do with a caravan park in Prestatyn with the Bests. Unfortunately it is the off season,with no amenities or television in the trailer,so,after a miserable evening playing parlour games,they return home - where Barbara breaks the golden egg cup. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Jim Royle: If you want something done around here, do it your bloody self. Barb get up there love!
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The Golden Egg Cup
13 April 2020 | by joannaspoonerSee all my reviews

This is brilliant, and the comedic effect is second to none. Whoever says this is otherwise has no idea about funny. I've watched many a comedy , and this is fab'. I love The Royle Family and own the boxset which contains this episode. Having seen it afew times now, it still makes me laugh, and warms your heart. I think because of the death of Caroline Aherne in 2016, meant there would be no more to come, but means we now take this comedy to our hearts, even more so.

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25 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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