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 3, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold today at 10:45pm.

Series 2 - Christmas Special

It's Christmas, and Denise is just about ready to pop. As the family begin to disperse from the Royles' after the customary meal, their world looks set to change forever.

Notes

This episode is sometimes known as Christmas With The Royle Family, believed to be unofficial in origin and picked up by DVD distributor ITV Studios Home Entertainment for marketing purposes.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 25th December 1999
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
40 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
Liz Smith Norma Speakman
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
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