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THE ROYLE FAMILY

It didn't seem a good idea to base a comedy around a family just sitting around watching television, but somehow 'The Royle Family' worked, possibly because of the interaction between the likeable characters.

'The Royle Family', after a six year break, came back for a one hour special, screened by BBC1 in October, 2006, which was excellent, with Liz Smith's beautifully moving portrayal of Nan outstanding. I won't spoil the ending for those of you who haven't seen it, but this was a throwback to the classic era of sitcoms.

Ricky Tomlinson, as Jim Royle, head of the household, may have made the word 'arse' trendy (and we've been paying the consequences ever since!), but this show, which ran for three series, beginning in 1998, was skilfully written and definitely connected with people right across the social spectrum.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.


The Royle Family Main Cast List (actors listed first)

Caroline Aherne - Denise Royle/Best
Sue Johnston - Barbara Royle
Ricky Tomlinson - Jim Royle
Ralf Little - Antony Royle
Liz Smith - Norma Speakman
Craig Cash - Dave Best
Doreen Keogh - Mary Carroll
Peter Martin - Joe Carroll
Jessica Stevenson - Cheryl Carroll
Geoffrey Hughes - 'Twiggy'
Sheridan Smith - Emma Kavanagh (from series 2)
Andrew Whyment - Darren Sinclair-Jones (from series 2)
Matthew Hughes - Baby David (Best) (series 3 & 2000 special)
James Hughes - Baby David (Best) (series 3 & 2000 special)

The Royle Family DVDs available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

Royle Family - The Queen Of Sheba DVD Royle Family - The Queen Of Sheba ~ Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash
B000H80KKK The Royle Family : Complete Box Set (Special Edition) [2006] ~ Liz Smith, Craig Cash

The Royle Family Books available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

The Royle Family My Arse: Classic Quotes and Scenes from All Three "Royle Family" Series The Royle Family My Arse: Classic Quotes and Scenes from All Three "Royle Family" Series ~ Caroline Aherne
0233050698 The "Royle Family": The Complete Scripts ~ Caroline Aherne

 

 

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