The Royle Family!

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

  • Thursday 14th December 2006, 1:30pm
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

Just found out about the 2006 "one off" episode ~ Queen of Sheba. Is this all that's happened since the 2000 Christmas Special? (been living in Canada since Dec 2002, so I'm out in the cold as far as keeping in touch with my British Telly)

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SivoxII

  • Tuesday 26th December 2006, 4:04pm
  • The Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • 253 posts

Thanks Aaron! ... Any rumours on a series follow up in 2007?

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 26th December 2006, 8:11pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,736 posts

There are always rumours of shows returning, but I can't say that I have personally seen anything convincing regarding The Royle Family.

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Britcom Barry

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2007, 11:35pm
  • England
  • 446 posts

Just notice this on the back of my well-worn first series video box and it made me laugh out loud

THE ROYLE FAMILY

The Complete 1st Series

“By some distance the bleakest and best new British sitcom of the year” Guardian

“Poignant, funny, inventive and beautifully written… a masterpiece” Daily Mail

“The best sitcom of the decade” Time Out

“A complete waste of my licence fee” A bald London cabbie Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Barry

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Britcom Barry

  • Tuesday 2nd January 2007, 11:56pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 446 posts
Quote: SivoxII @ December 26, 2006, 11:04 AM Any rumours on a series follow up in 2007?

The last DVD was titled “The Queen of Sheba - The Finale”

Sparking fears that it was ending but I think that when Ricky Tomlinson was interview he denied this, Not that there means there will be any new ones, just that they haven’t made any decisions one way or the other

Barry

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2007, 1:03am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

I am a big fan of The Royle Family, but I found the Queen of Sheba episode quite dissapointing, there weren't enough laughs in it. It was too morbid and there was too much singing. Does anyone agree or disagree

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Britcom Barry

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2007, 1:26am
  • England
  • 446 posts

More emotional then morbid I would say and I love it

The music in it was an excellent way of moving the story on, as they clearly couldn’t do the normal real time thing with it being just a one-hour special.

I can’t fault a second of it.

Barry

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Jack Massey

  • Wednesday 3rd January 2007, 2:39am
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

I think it would have been miles funnier if there was just 1 hour of the Royles sat on the settee talking, that's why it's famous. It is much more funnier and makes better viewing

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Aaron

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 1:32am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,736 posts

And the Bafta goes to...

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Britcom Barry

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 1:36am [Edited]
  • England
  • 446 posts

And rightly so, I think Liz Smith is up for an award of her own…Laughing out loud .COME ON LIZ

It’s about time this show got the recognition for being perhaps the best bit of TV ever made and hope it encourages the writers to pen some more.

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Lee

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 1:38am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,350 posts

Lol, that scene where Dave is reading that book to Nana should win an award on its own!

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Chappers

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 1:55am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,464 posts

The thing about Royle Family is because it was a unique sitcom - I know families like it.

It could never be replicated - thank goodness.

I always liked Mrs Merton too - with her mass debates.

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Walker

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 9:57pm
  • Teesside, England
  • 307 posts

Never liked the Royal Family. I don't care how much people praise it, it is a dismal "comedy".

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theox1971

  • Monday 21st May 2007, 11:30pm
  • Wales
  • 29 posts
Quote: Walker @ May 21, 2007, 4:57 PM Never liked the Royal Family. I don't care how much people praise it, it is a dismal "comedy".


Me, too. Over-rated crap!