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

The Royle Family

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1998 - 2012
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

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. Stars Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Ralf Little, Craig Cash and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6

Denise and Dave's wedding day has finally arrived, and the family are busy readying themselves for the ceremony - and drinking - ahead.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Wedding Day.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th October 1998
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 23rd June 2024 at 10:35pm on Gold
  2. Monday 24th June 2024 at 2:55am on Gold
  3. Monday 1st July 2024 at 10:00pm on BBC2

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 9th June 2011 10:00pm Gold
Friday 10th June 2011 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 8th November 2011 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th November 2011 12:00am Gold
Friday 27th January 2012 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 12th February 2012 9:25pm Gold
Monday 13th February 2012 12:25am Gold
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th May 2012 10:20pm Gold
Friday 25th May 2012 12:55am Gold
Sunday 3rd June 2012 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th October 2012 10:20pm Gold
Friday 25th January 2013 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 26th January 2013 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 30th July 2013 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 31st July 2013 1:15am Gold
Friday 20th September 2013 1:30am Gold
Friday 20th September 2013 9:40pm Gold
Tuesday 7th January 2014 9:40pm Gold
Friday 9th May 2014 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 21st September 2014 9:40pm Gold
Monday 22nd September 2014 1:40am Gold
Wednesday 21st January 2015 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 22nd January 2015 2:05am Gold
Thursday 23rd April 2015 12:00am Gold
Thursday 23rd April 2015 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 22nd October 2015 10:30pm Gold
Friday 23rd October 2015 2:15am Gold
Tuesday 19th January 2016 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 20th January 2016 1:40am Gold
Monday 25th April 2016 10:40pm Gold
Tuesday 26th April 2016 10:00pm Gold
Monday 20th June 2016 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 21st June 2016 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 13th September 2016 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 14th September 2016 2:00am Gold
Monday 23rd January 2017 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 24th January 2017 12:00am Gold
Sunday 5th February 2017 10:20pm Gold
Friday 17th February 2017 9:15pm Gold
Sunday 14th May 2017 10:20pm Gold
Monday 30th October 2017 9:25pm Gold
Sunday 4th March 2018 10:55pm Gold
Saturday 19th May 2018 9:00pm Gold
Monday 2nd July 2018 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 12:25am Gold
Saturday 25th August 2018 12:20am Gold
Sunday 27th January 2019 11:10pm Gold
Monday 28th January 2019 2:55am Gold
Sunday 21st April 2019 10:20pm Gold
Monday 22nd April 2019 2:15am Gold
Friday 3rd May 2019 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 4th May 2019 12:00am Gold
Monday 1st July 2019 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 12:40am Gold
Monday 16th September 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 17th September 2019 1:30am Gold
Wednesday 19th February 2020 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 20th February 2020 12:15am Gold
Monday 4th May 2020 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 5th May 2020 1:20am Gold
Tuesday 9th March 2021 9:30pm BBC1
Monday 15th March 2021 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 16th March 2021 1:40am Gold
Monday 24th May 2021 12:00am Gold
Sunday 27th June 2021 11:20pm Gold
Monday 28th June 2021 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 30th June 2021 9:50pm Gold
Thursday 1st July 2021 1:00am Gold
Friday 6th August 2021 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 7th August 2021 2:25am Gold
Monday 14th February 2022 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 15th February 2022 1:15am Gold
Sunday 10th April 2022 10:40pm Gold
Friday 3rd June 2022 9:00pm Gold
Friday 3rd June 2022 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd August 2022 10:20pm Gold
Thursday 4th August 2022 2:15am Gold
Tuesday 16th August 2022 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2022 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 8th November 2022 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 9th November 2022 1:35am Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2022 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 30th November 2022 1:55am Gold
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 4th January 2023 2:45am Gold
Sunday 7th May 2023 12:20am Gold
Saturday 15th July 2023 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 16th July 2023 1:00am Gold
Monday 11th September 2023 9:00pm Gold
Monday 11th September 2023 11:40pm Gold
Monday 18th September 2023 10:00pm BBC2
Tuesday 28th May 2024 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 29th May 2024 1:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Ricky Tomlinson Jim Royle
Sue Johnston Barbara Royle
Caroline Aherne Denise Royle / Best
Ralf Little Antony Royle
Craig Cash Dave Best
Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson) Cheryl Carroll
Liz Smith Norma Speakman
Guest cast
Geoffrey Hughes Twiggy (Friend Of The Family)
Doreen Keogh Mary Carroll (Cheryl's Mum)
Peter Martin Joe Carroll (Cheryl's Dad)
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
Tony Cranstoun Editor
Chris Wilkinson Production Designer

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