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 1, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold today at 9pm.

Series 2, Episode 6

It's Antony's 18th, and Barbara's prepared a buffet on the back table, ready for a small get-together. It's also the Royles' first chance to meet new girlfriend Emma and make a good impression.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Antony's Birthday.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 28th October 1999
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC One
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
Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson) Cheryl Carroll
Liz Smith Norma Speakman
Andrew Whyment Darren Sinclair-Jones
Guest cast
Geoffrey Hughes Twiggy
Doreen Keogh Mary Carroll
Peter Martin Joe Carroll
Sheridan Smith Emma Kavanagh
Writing team
Caroline Aherne Writer
Craig Cash Writer
Carmel Morgan Writer
Ricky Tomlinson Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Kenton Allen Producer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
Tony Cranstoun Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
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