The Royle Family 2012 Special...

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

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SivoxII

  • Monday 17th December 2012, 12:38am [Edited]
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

So, it's definitely going to happen this year, right?

Seems so long ago since "Joe's Crackers" ... but can't wait to stock up on a dose of Jim, Bar-be-ra and the couch crew this season. Sadly, no Twiggy or Mary anymore, but sure they can still produce the goods.

Link: https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/the_royle_family/episodes/2012/1/

All the season's best,
Siv :)

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Wwe222 333

  • Monday 17th December 2012, 8:29pm [Edited]
  • Blackpool, England
  • 173 posts

Yes there was a promo on BBC One.

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SivoxII

  • Tuesday 18th December 2012, 9:27pm [Edited]
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

Superb!!!!

Will always wonder if Twiggy would have been on our screens in the last Christmas Special, if there wasn't a "balls up" with the script???

Also, can't recall seeing baby David much either??

Anyway, can't wait for this season's offerings - can't come to our screens quick enough!!!!

All the best,
Cal :)

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 19th December 2012, 9:19am [Edited]
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,872 posts

The Christmas special Joe's Crackers was on Gold last night. Still funny and great to watch again.

It warmed me up nicely for this year's show.

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SivoxII

  • Friday 21st December 2012, 7:14pm
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

.. wonder if they will still be sporting their 15 foot tree this year? lolol

All the best,
Siv :)

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Ben

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012, 6:26pm
  • England
  • 18,410 posts

Haven't the last couple of these been poorly received? I thought The Queen of Sheba was decent enough, but the rest I can barely remember.

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bigfella

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012, 7:00pm
  • Elsewear, England
  • 7,972 posts

The last one was far better than the other previous efforts.

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whatkindoffoolami

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012, 7:50pm [Edited]
  • Hull, England
  • 167 posts

Watched The New Sofa last night, I'm gonna watch Joe's Crackers tomorrow.

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G180e

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012, 7:52pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,386 posts

Looking forward to this special. It does seem so long ago since Joe's Crackers. I do hope this 2012 special is ace because they've had 2 years to write it.

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george roper

  • Sunday 23rd December 2012, 10:55pm [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,039 posts

Haven't Joe and Cheryl left next door in this one? Also do they show Twiggy's funniest moments?

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whatkindoffoolami

  • Tuesday 25th December 2012, 10:43pm [Edited]
  • Hull, England
  • 167 posts

Very different, but I enjoyed it a lot, very funny.

Rene and Renata was great.

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lofthouse

  • Tuesday 25th December 2012, 10:57pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,923 posts

The odd funny line

But it was largely an absolute load of utter drivel

No more

Please!!

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Badge

  • Tuesday 25th December 2012, 11:01pm
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

I gave it 15 minutes which was at least 10 too many. Dire. Shame the BBC don't destroy tapes like in the old days, or we might have been able to pretend it never happened.

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PhilSug

  • Tuesday 25th December 2012, 11:13pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 48 posts
Quote: Badge @ December 25 2012, 11:01 PM GMT

I gave it 15 minutes which was at least 10 too many. Dire. Shame the BBC don't destroy tapes like in the old days, or we might have been able to pretend it never happened.

Well it went really seriously downhill after the first 20 minutes. And when I say downhill, I mean it was heading straight for a brick wall.

You missed Jim Royle with a pony tail giving Joe a makeover.

No, really.

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johnny smith

  • Tuesday 25th December 2012, 11:47pm
  • England
  • 279 posts

To quote Krusty after seeing 'Worker and Parasite' - WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT????!!!!!!