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 4

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.


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Funeral.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th November 2000
30 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
    Liz Smith Norma Speakman
    Writing team
    Caroline Aherne Writer
    Craig Cash Writer
    Ricky Tomlinson Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Caroline Aherne Director
    Kenton Allen Producer
    Andy Harries Executive Producer
    Tony Cranstoun Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer

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