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 New Sofa

Children In Need Special

First broadcast: Friday 14th November 2008

Short special, produced as part of the 2008 Children In Need event.


Christmas Special: The New Sofa

First broadcast: Thursday 25th December 2008

Inspired by Nigella, Denise tries to cook Christmas dinner for the family. To Jim's dismay, Dave's Mum and Dad are invited.

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Christmas With The Royle Family

Christmas With The Royle Family DVD

Release date: Monday 16th August 2010

Enjoy heaps of the festive spirit courtesy of Jim, Barb, Denise, Dave, Antony, Nana and friends. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a message from the Royles...

Includes the following:
Christmas With The Royle Family (Series 2)
The Royle Family At Christmas (Series 3)
The New Sofa (2008)

Extras include outtakes from...