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.

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

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    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
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