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  • The Queen of Sheba

    A special reunion episode for Britain's favourite square-eyed family. Tension mounts as the Royles contemplate the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout.

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Christmas with the Royle Family

Christmas with the Royle Family

  • Christmas with the Royle Family

    Join the Royles on the couch in this festive comedy special. It's Christmas Day at the Royles' and there could be an unexpected present for Denise - baby David!

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Royle Family Xmas 2000, The

Series 1

Royle Family Xmas 2000, The

  • Royle Family Xmas 2000, The

    Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash's excellent comedy with the loving, lazy family. The Royles are joined at Christmas by Emma's parents as they celebrate Baby David's first birthday.

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The Royle Family

Series 1

The Royle Family

  • Bills, Bills, Bills

    With Dave and Denise's wedding just six weeks away, the phone bill is the last thing skinflint Jim needs. And who's been phoning Aberdeen!? 'It's good to talk, my...'.

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  • Making Ends Meet

    Who left the immersion on? Jim moans about money again in the much-loved sitcom. He finds it hard to come to terms with the fact that he's got to foot the bill for Denise's wedding.

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  • Sunday Afternoon

    Comedy with the square-eyed Royles. Guess what? They're sitting round the telly. It's Sunday afternoon, which means that Nana is around for the day. Lucky Jim!

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  • Dad's Birthday

    More fun with the lazy but loveable Royles. It's Jim's birthday and the rest of the family won't let him ignore it. Will the banjo come out, d'you think? Ricky Tomlinson plays!

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  • Another Woman

    Northern comedy. Take cover, our Denise is hopping mad with Dave, and guess what? It's all about the infamous Beverley Macca. What does she look like?

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  • Wedding Day

    Comedy gold. No TV for the Royles this morning, but it's on of course. It's the morning of the wedding, and Denise is not the only one whose nerves are bad. Where's Jim?

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The Royle Family

Series 2

The Royle Family

  • Pregnancy

    Everyone's favourite couch potatoes. Oi, Lurcio! Jim tells Antony to get off his backside and make a brew. Dave and Denise have big news - but who'll get left holding the baby?

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  • Sunday Lunch

    Square-eyed sitcom from the creators of Mrs Merton. Poor Barb gets a bit hot and bothered doing the Sunday roast, then Jim and Dave roll in late from the Feathers.

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  • Nana's Coming to Stay

    More laughs with those Mancunian couch potatoes. But guess what? Lurcio's got a new girlfriend, Emma. That'll be a major distraction from the box.

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  • Nana Comes to Stay

    Couch potato comedy with the Mancunian telly addicts. Nana has a cataract operation and Jim, of course, plays the loving and sympathetic son-in-law.

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  • Barbara Finally Has Enough

    Square-eyed sitcom. Tensions run high in the Royle household as Antony finally snaps after one too many nasty comments from Jim and Barb, and goes awol!

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  • Antony's Birthday

    There's a knees up at the Royle's house in the brilliant comedy as a celebration buffet is held at the house in honour of Antony's 18th birthday, and Jim gets his banjo out.

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The Royle Family

Series 3

The Royle Family

  • Baby

    Brilliant comedy. After leaking in Topshop, Denise gets full use from one of her nipple pads. Meanwhile, to Jim's disgust, baby David makes full use of his nappy.

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  • Decorating

    Will that wallpaper ever get stripped? A genuinely brilliant episode with the family who seem a little on the workshy side. Jim enlists Twiggy and Dave to help with the decorating.

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  • Funeral

    Pure comic chemistry between Liz Smith and Ricky Tomlinson. Can Jim stand another evening in the company of Nana who is intent on mourning a recent death? My... I won't say it!

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  • London

    Brilliant comedy with those lovable couch potatoes and telly addicts the Royles. Tension mounts as Nana and Jim need to use the toilet at the same time. Open the window!

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  • Christening

    Surely they'll turn the telly off for baby David's christening? Don't bet on it! The superb sitcom about those loveable couch potatoes. The family marks a momentous occasion.

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  • 03/02

    Baby David spends the night at Granny and Grandad Royle's house, while Dave and Denise spend the evening in the pub. `Alright for some!', you can hear Jim moan.

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The Queen of Sheba

Series 1

The Queen of Sheba

  • The Queen of Sheba

    A special reunion episode for Britain's favourite square-eyed family. Tension mounts as the Royles contemplate the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout.

The New Sofa

Series 1

The New Sofa

  • The New Sofa

    A festive edition of the square-eyed sitcom. Inspired by Nigella, Denise tries to cook Christmas dinner for the family. To Jim's dismay, Dave's Mum and Dad are invited.

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The Royle Family Christmas Special

Series 1

The Royle Family Christmas Special

  • The Royle Family Christmas Special

    It's Christmas in the Royle house and the kids have given their parents money. Barbara wants to go abroad for the first time, but Jim fancies an HD satellite box.

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We Love the Royle Family

Series 1

We Love the Royle Family

  • We Love the Royle Family

    A special tribute to the square-eyed sitcom. Famous fans - including JK Rowling, Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas and Noel Gallagher - offer their personal recollections of past episodes.

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Joe's Crackers

Series 1

Joe's Crackers

  • Joe's Crackers

    Festive edition of the square-eyed sitcom. It's Christmas Day and Barbara is up to her eyes in it. Jim is out of action following an unfortunate incident.

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Barbara's Old Ring

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Barbara's Old Ring

  • Barbara's Old Ring

    Festive edition of the sitcom starring the late, great Caroline Aherne. Barbara has gone overboard with Christmas presents. Dave reveals his Dragons' Den idea.

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