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, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold today at 10:45pm.

Series 3

1. Episode 1

First broadcast: Monday 16th October 2000

It's just a normal evening in at the Royles': Jim's piles are playing up, there's not an awful lot on telly, Antony and Darren are off to the Pear Tree after eating, and Baby David needs his nappy changed.

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2. Episode 2

First broadcast: Monday 23rd October 2000

Dave and Denise have left baby David with Bar whilst they go out for the first time - since the last time they went out. When next-door neighbour Joe turns up with an injured hand, Jim's amused by his accident, and soon drops Antony in it. Again.

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3. Episode 3

First broadcast: Monday 30th October 2000

Jim's stripping the wallpaper in the dining room, and has roped Twiggy in to help. Balking at the £15/day charge for steamer hire, before long the whole family are attacking the walls with all manner of flat, sharp-edged implements.

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4. Episode 4

First broadcast: Monday 6th November 2000

Nana's friend Elsie has died. Norma's distraught; enough to need to stay at the Royles' for a couple of nights, but apparently not too upset to plan what of Elsie's belongings she should take from her home.

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5. Episode 5

First broadcast: Monday 13th November 2000

Nana's round again, and Antony's planning a trip to London. Jim's none-too complimentary about his dreams, but Denise has had enough of their father's harsh comments.

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6. Episode 6

First broadcast: Monday 27th November 2000

Baby David's freshly Christened, and the family are having a proper knees-up in celebration. As the Royle clan and their closest friends gather in the sitting room, Denise and Dave sneak upstairs for a quiet moment with the little one. But Antony's got an announcement...

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Christmas Special: The Royle Family At Christmas

First broadcast: Monday 25th December 2000

It's Christmas Day, and Baby David's first birthday. It's also the Royles' first opportunity to meet Emma's parents, who leave Jim with a sour taste in the mouth. However, an unexpected present soon puts a smile back on his hairy face.

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