Best Royle Family episode

The Royle Family. Image shows from L to R: Dave Best (Craig Cash), Antony Royle (Ralf Little), Denise Royle / Best (Caroline Aherne), Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), Barbara Royle (Sue Johnston), Norma Speakman (Liz Smith). Copyright: Granada Productions / Jellylegs.

The Royle Family

The Royles are a family of couch potatoes who watch television in their dirty living room whilst chatting, arguing, and drinking copious amounts of tea and alcohol



  • Wednesday 29th August 2012, 9:52am [Edited]
  • Blackpool, England
  • 87 posts

What episode is the best from The Royle Family? I like the Christmas special.



  • Wednesday 29th August 2012, 10:34am
  • England
  • 137 posts

Anthony's birthday is one of my favourites. Mainly because Darren is in it.



  • Friday 7th September 2012, 8:29pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 71 posts
Quote: kall @ August 29 2012, 9:52 AM BST

I like the Christmas special.

There has been a few Christmas specials, so I take it you mean the most recent one?

My favourite is the episode in Series 2 where Nana and Twiggy come over for Sunday dinner.



  • Sunday 16th September 2012, 5:07pm [Edited]
  • Basildon, England
  • 606 posts

Seeing this on the first page of the Sitcom section, thought it was the best place to ask, is the ditched 2011 special 100% happening this year?

I say 100% , I mean has it been commissioned?


Gordon Bennett

  • Sunday 16th September 2012, 6:23pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

Kall may be long gone...but his spirit lives on in his "best episode"-threads. ;-)


Raymond Terrific

  • Sunday 16th September 2012, 7:08pm
  • England
  • 956 posts

We'll always remember him in our hearts :) Or, to be more accurate, in our brains.



  • Sunday 16th September 2012, 9:42pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,744 posts
Quote: Feeoree @ September 16 2012, 5:07 PM BST

Seeing this on the first page of the Sitcom section, thought it was the best place to ask, is the ditched 2011 special 100% happening this year?

I say 100% , I mean has it been commissioned?

It was commissioned last year. The question is whether it's been filmed. To that, I haven't a clue.



  • Thursday 20th September 2012, 9:52pm
  • Basildon, England
  • 606 posts

Ah, I expected the commission might stand back when it was announced it wouldn't happen last year.

I expect it won't be filmed until November, they always film 'em late.



  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 11:04am
  • England
  • 20 posts

Mine has to be the one where Barbara walks out in a huff, and they watch 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'


Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 2:28pm [Edited]
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,872 posts

According to

It is definitely on at Christmas

Programmes that have officialy been confirmed for Christmas 2012 so far :


Call the Midwife
Doctor Who
The Lady Vanishes
The Moonstone
Room on the Broom
The Royle Family
Top Gear
Mrs Brown's Boys
Great British Bake Off
Mr Stink


Text Santa
Downton Abbey
Coronation Street

Channel 4

Friday Night Dinner
The Snowman and The Snowdog
Last Leg Christmas Special


Lee Henman

  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 3:24pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

Has to the be the one where Jim and Twiggles are scraping the wallpaper off. Really looking forward to the Christmas special, hope it's good. The specials have been patchy but I've still enjoyed them all.



  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 4:32pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,350 posts

My favourite joke that stands out for me is when Dave is reading the book and pauses at unfortunate moments. Brilliant.



  • Wednesday 28th November 2012, 6:34pm
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

no chip pan Ba!



  • Friday 30th November 2012, 4:28pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 8 posts

Can't belive there's going to be another Christmas special, the last two have been awful. Dave and Denise have gone from being a bit dim to utter imbeciles and Jim Royle's rants are tiresome and unfunny.