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 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Sunday at 10:20pm.

Series 3 - The Royle Family At Christmas

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th December 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
Liz Smith Norma Speakman
Andrew Whyment Darren Sinclair-Jones
Guest cast
Sheridan Smith Emma Kavanagh (Antony's First Girlfriend)
Sharon Duce Valerie Kavanagh (Emma's Mum)
John Henshaw Roger Kavanagh (Emma's Dad)
Writing team
Caroline Aherne Writer
Craig Cash Writer
Production team
Caroline Aherne Director
Kenton Allen Producer
Andy Harries Executive Producer

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