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.

The Queen Of Sheba is repeated on Gold today at 10:15pm.

The Queen Of Sheba

Nearly seven years on, and now living with the Royles, Nana is bedridden and the centre of attention. Jim is, unsurprisingly, not best pleased. Meanwhile, Antony is a businessman; Denise is pregnant again; and poor Cheryl is still trying to lose weight and find love.

Broadcast details

Sunday 29th October 2006
60 minutes


  1. Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 10:15pm on Gold
  2. Friday 4th December 2020 at 2:45am on Gold

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
Guest cast
Geoffrey Hughes Twiggy
Doreen Keogh Mary Carroll
Peter Martin Joe Carroll
John Delaney PJ
Harry Cash Little David
Steve Huison Derek
Connor Marsh Lewis Royle
Dave Howarth Slash
Phil Mealey Soloman
Jim Whelan Father Kennedy
Writing team
Caroline Aherne Writer
Craig Cash Writer
Phil Mealey Writer
Production team
Mark Mylod Director
Andy Harries Executive Producer
John Rushton Producer

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