The Royle Family. Image shows from L to R: Denise Royle / Best (Caroline Aherne), Dave Best (Craig Cash), Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson), Antony Royle (Ralf Little).

The Royle Family

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about a family. 25 episodes (3 series), 1998 - 2012. Stars Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Ralf Little and others.

Series 2, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Tuesday at 10:20pm.

Series 1, Episode 2

It's a boring evening at home and the family are sat in front of the telly as normal. The biggest distractions from the small screen come in the form of a friend with a new car, and Jim's bathroom trip.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Making Ends Meet.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 21st September 1998
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Tomlinson Jim Royle
Sue Johnston Barbara Royle
Caroline Aherne Denise Royle / Best
Ralf Little Antony Royle
Craig Cash Dave Best
Writing team
Caroline Aherne Writer
Craig Cash Writer
Henry Normal Writer
Ricky Tomlinson Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mark Mylod Director
Glenn Wilhide Producer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
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