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, Episode 2 is repeated on Gold today at 10:20pm.

Joe's Crackers

It's Christmas Day at the Royles' and Barbara is up to her eyes in it as Jim is out of action due to an unfortunate incident in the precinct.

Further details

It's Christmas Day at the Royles' and Barbara is up to her eyes in it as Jim is out of action due to an unfortunate incident in the precinct. Dave and Denise are obviously feeling the coalition the most and worry that Anthony's lavish gifts will eclipse their gift of a fridge magnet.

Joe reminisces about a tipsy evening of naked wrestling in front of the fire with Bobby Carter while Cheryl recounts her romantic encounter in the local supermarket car park.

Notes

A Jellylegs Production in association with ITV Studios.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 25th December 2010
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 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
Guest cast
Peter Martin Joe Carroll
Joanne Frogatt (as Joanne Froggatt) Saskia
Writing team
Caroline Aherne Writer
Craig Cash Writer
Phil Mealey Writer
Production team
Caroline Aherne Director
John Rushton Producer
Caroline Aherne Executive Producer
Craig Cash Executive Producer
Phil Mealey Executive Producer
Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Ian Wilson Editor
Margaret Coombes Production Designer

Video

Joe's Crackers - Trailer

It is Christmas Day in the Royle household and Barbara is up to her eyes in it, as Jim is out of action following an unfortunate incident in the precinct.

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