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 6

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...


This episode is sometimes known by the unofficial title Christening.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th 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
    Andrew Whyment Darren Sinclair-Jones
    Guest cast
    Geoffrey Hughes Twiggy
    Doreen Keogh Mary Carroll
    Peter Martin Joe Carroll
    Sheridan Smith Emma Kavanagh
    Sally Lindsay Michelle
    John Delaney PJ
    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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