The Royle Family

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The Royle Family
Premiere September 14, 1998
Finale December 25, 2000
Creator Caroline Aherne,
Craig Cash
Network/Provider BBC Two (season 1)
BBC One (seasons 2 & 3)
Style 30 minute comedy
Company Granada Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 20
Origin UK

The Royle Family was a popular BBC TV sitcom that ran for three series. It followed the lives of a cash-strapped working class Manchester family, the Royles. The show's title is a play on the British Royal Family.

The show was created and written by Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, who also acted in it, along with poet and comedian Henry Normal, who left after the first series. It was produced by Granada Television for the BBC.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Ricky Tomlinson Jim Royle * * *
Sue Johnston Barbara Royle * * *
Caroline Aherne Denise Royle Best * * *
Craig Cash Dave Best * * *
Ralf Little Antony Royle * * *
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
Liz Smith Norma "Nana" Speakman * * *
Doreen Keogh Mary Carroll * * *
Peter Martin Joe Carroll * * *
Jessica Stevenson Cheryl Carroll * * *
Andrew Whyment Darren * *
Sheridan Smith Emma * *
Geoffrey Hughes Twiggy * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
BBC Two
Season One September 14, 1998 October 19, 1998 6
BBC One
Season Two September 23, 1999 October 28, 1999 6
Christmas Special 1999 December 25, 1999  
Season Three October 16, 2000 November 27, 2000 6
Christmas Special 2000 December 25, 2000  

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season November 6, 2000 purchase 1
The Complete Series 2 November 6, 2000 purchase 1
The Complete Series 3 November 19, 2002 1
'Best Of' Collections  (Region 1)
The Very Best Of The Royle Family November 25, 2002 purchase 1
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Royle Family May 15, 2006 purchase 3

External Sites