Barbara's Old Ring
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Royles' and Barbara's gone overboard with the presents. "If you can't spoil your family at Christmas, when can you?" she asks, having spent a whole two hours in Poundland.
A new neighbour moves onto the street with an impressive cleavage, but will she be welcome on the sofa?
In a flash of seasonal entrepreneurial spirit, Dave reveals the idea he intends to pitch to Dragons' Den. Will it take off and make them rich? Or is Jim's scratch card more likely to bring in the Christmas cheer?
Joe next door is looking for love, and places an advert in the Lonely Hearts column, 'Vacant Lady Wanted'. Who could resist?
This episode was originally commissioned for Christmas 2011, but Aherne and Cash failed to complete the script in time.
This episode was dedicated to the memory of Geoff Hughes. "A lovely man."
- Tuesday 25th December 2012
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Ricky Tomlinson||Jim Royle|
|Sue Johnston||Barbara Royle|
|Caroline Aherne||Denise Royle / Best|
|Craig Cash||Dave Best|
|Peter Martin||Joe Carroll (Cheryl's Dad)|
|Menyee Lai||Ling Su|
|Iris Sharples (as Iris Sharple)||Elsie|
|Caroline Aherne||Executive Producer|
|Craig Cash||Executive Producer|
|Phil Mealey||Executive Producer|
|Kristian Smith||Executive Producer|