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Royle Family, The (BBC-2 1998-2010, Caroline Aherne, Sue Johnston)



Royle Family BBC

Sitcom. The Royle family, living in a flat in Manchester, like nothing better than spending their time bickering and watching TV. Made by ITV based Granada TV the show was first seen on BBC2 gaining great popularity it then switched to BBC1 from season two.

One of the UK’s most popular shows winning numerous awards with Aherne and Cash who wisely called it quits after three seasons. The show was then revived in 2006 for an hour long special, this would be followed by further hour long specials in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Ricky Tomlinson as Jim Royle
Sue Johnston as Barbara Royle
Caroline Aherne as Denise Royle/Best
Craig Cash as Dave Best
Geoffrey Hughes as Twiggy
Doreen Keogh as Mary Carroll
Ralf Little as Anthony Royle
Jessica Stevenson as Cheryl Carroll

crew details
Creators: Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash, Henry Normal
Theme Music: Half a World Away by Oasis
Executive Producer: Andy Harries

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC2/1 – Granada
Duration: 25 episodes 20×30 minute episodes 1×40 minute episode and 4×60 minute episodes
Aired From: 14 September 1998 – 25 December 2010