The Royle Family

10 Best Episodes of The Royle Family

Sitcom about a working-class family from Manchester, focusing on Mam and Dad - Barbara and Jim - as parents of children Denise and late-teen Antony.

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#1 - The Wedding Day (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The morning of Dave and Denise's wedding arrives. Will everything go as planned?

The episode was rated 8.55 from 44 votes.

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#2 - Decorating (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Twiggy and Jim are redecorating the dining room for the Christening, but because Jim is so tight they don't have a steamer. The pair, and later Dave, use kitchen utensils to remove the wallpaper, whilst Dancing to Mambo No. 5! They don't get very far ...

The episode was rated 8.40 from 25 votes.

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#3 - Sunday Afternoon (Season 1 - Episode 3)

It's Sunday afternoon and Nana is visiting. Everyone is more interested in the television.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 60 votes.

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#4 - Elsie's Funeral (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Nanna's dear old neighbour Elsie dies, and today is the funeral. It's full of the usual admiration of the persons house, and Nanna has also been taking stuff from Elsie's since she has passed on, so Jim gets one back for Elise! Nanna is also hinting that she wants to move in: "I would never ever think of asking you to let me stay here, but well that back bedroom is free now!"

The episode was rated 8.33 from 24 votes.

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#5 - Nana Comes to Stay (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Nana has had her cataract operation, so she comes to stay with the Royles. Jim is even less pleased now that she's arrived. Antony's band has split up.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 43 votes.

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#6 - Another Woman? (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Denise is upset after Dave is accused of chatting up another woman.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 54 votes.

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#7 - Barbara's Finally Had Enough (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Barbara loses patience with Jim and storms out of the house. Jim tries to show that he's concerned about Barbara by offering to make her a cup of tea!

The episode was rated 8.24 from 46 votes.

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#8 - Nana's Coming to Stay (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Jim isn't best pleased when he learns that Barbara has invited Nana to come and stay with the Royles after her cataract operation. Antony announces that he's become the manager of a band called 'Exit'.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 39 votes.

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#9 - Hello Baby Dave (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Baby David finally arrives at the Royle's House, dressed from head to toe in the 'latest Gear', that is obviously Manchester slang for complete tack, but it seems that Denise is taking a back seat and letting Dave do all the work, will it continue?

The episode was rated 8.16 from 31 votes.

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#10 - Jim's Birthday (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Jim Royle is trying to ignore the fact that it's his birthday. His family refuse to let him go on ignoring it.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 58 votes.

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    #11 - Sunday Lunch (Season 2 - Episode 2)

    Nana and Twiggy come round for Sunday dinner. Barbara loses her temper during lunch. She's feeling the onset of "the change".

    The episode was rated 8.08 from 50 votes.

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    #12 - The Christening (Season 3 - Episode 6)


    The day of the christening is finally here, but the decorating is still not finished in the background. Everyone is there for a buffet, including Twiggy's 'Bird'.

    The episode was rated 8.07 from 30 votes.

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    #13 - Antony's Birthday (Season 2 - Episode 6)

    It's Antony's 18th birthday and the Royles are planning a family party. They finally get to meet Antony's girlfriend Emma.

    The episode was rated 8.06 from 33 votes.

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    #14 - Bills, Bills, Bills (Season 1 - Episode 1)


    Jim Royle is annoyed when the latest telephone bill arrives just before Dave and Denise's wedding.

    The episode was rated 8.01 from 90 votes.

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    #15 - Making Ends Meet! (Season 1 - Episode 2)

    Jim Royle is getting more and more worried about finding the money to pay for his daughter's wedding.

    The episode was rated 7.97 from 74 votes.

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    #16 - Babysitting Again (Season 3 - Episode 2)


    The Royle's decide that it's time for a pint but who will be left babbysiting, 'Big Cheryl' from next door or maybe Mary and Joe, but when Antony goes for 'a Tommy Tit' he's left holding the baby

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 28 votes.

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    #17 - Pregnancy (Season 2 - Episode 1)

    Denise announces that she's pregnant. Jim thinks that Antony may be a "gay boy".

    The episode was rated 7.79 from 34 votes.

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    #18 - Antony's Going to London (Season 3 - Episode 5)


    Antony declares that he and Darren, the managers of their band 'Exit' are going to London to find a record deal, of course they get the usual barrage of insults from Jim and Dave, and Nanna contributes to the fund, 50p!

    The episode was rated 7.78 from 23 votes.


    Last updated: oct 20, 2020

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