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Comedy Playhouse

Series 17

Episode 2: Broken Biscuits

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Comedy series. Watching the unfolding of the everyday lives and little stories of five disparate groups of people, friends, partners and parents. Show more

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Second series of the sitcom set in a Manchester front room. Denise announces she is pregnant so all the family celebrate.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Joe Carroll:
Peter Martin
Mary Carroll:
Doreen Keogh
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Sitcom set on an estate in Manchester. Barbara and Jim argue about TV, Denise and Dave visit and the family embarrass Antony in front of his new girlfriend Emma. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Sticom about a family living in a council house in Manchester. Nana had come to stay to recuperate after an operation, but how much longer can the family cope with her?

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Sticom series set in a Manchester council house. Denise and Dave visit as Barbara is unaccountably upset; Jim suspects the menopause.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 2 months

Jim finds it hard to come to terms with the fact that he has to pay for the impending wedding, while Denise thinks Dave is not showing enough interest in it. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Mark Mylod
Producer:
Glenn Wilhide

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 1: Baby

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a working-class family from Manchester. After leaking in Topshop, Denise makes full use of her nipple pads.

Contributors

Denise Best:
Caroline Aherne
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Darren Sinclair-Jones:
Andrew Whyment
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 2: Babysitting

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a working-class family from Manchester. Baby David has spent the night at Granny and Grandad Royle's house, while Dave and Denise were in the pub.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Joe Carroll:
Peter Martin
Mary Carroll:
Doreen Keogh
Baby David:
Matthew Hughes
Baby David:
James Hughes
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 3: Decorating

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a working-class family. Jim enlists Twiggy and Dave to help with the decorating. Meanwhile, Cheryl enjoys several of Barbara's bacon butties. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Baby David:
Matthew Hughes
Baby David:
James Hughes
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 4: Funeral

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a working-class family from Manchester. There is an evening of mourning following a recent death. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Baby David:
Matthew Hughes
Baby David:
James Hughes
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

The Queen of Sheba

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One SouthLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

Tension mounts as the family contemplate the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout. A mysterious visitor reminds Nana of her favourite musical. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Anthony Royle:
Ralf Little
Little David:
Harry Cash
Joe Carroll:
Peter Martin
Mary Carroll:
Doreen Keogh
Lewis Royle:
Connor Marsh
Soloman:
Phil Mealey
Father Kennedy:
Jim Whelan
Callum:
Billy Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Mark Mylod
Producer:
John Rushton

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a family living in a council house in Manchester. It's Sunday and Barbara's making dinner while the lads are still down the pub.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Sitcom set in a Manchester council house. Barbara and Jim throw a party for Antony's eighteenth birthday and invite all their friends and neighbours.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Joe Carroll:
Peter Martin
Mary Carroll:
Doreen Keogh
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Available for 2 months

First episode of the sitcom set in a council house in Manchester. The phone bill arrives as Dave and Denise's wedding approaches - much to Jim's chagrin.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Mark Mylod
Producer:
Glenn Wilhide

The Royle Family

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 2 months

Sitcom set in a council house in Manchester. It's Jim's birthday, so the family celebrate in their own unique style.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Mark Mylod
Producer:
Glenn Wilhide

The Royle Family

Series 1

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Sitcom set in a Manchester council house. It is Denise's wedding day, but she just can't stop crying.

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Writer:
Craig Cash
Director:
Mark Mylod
Producer:
Glenn Wilhide

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 5: London

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 2 months

Sitcom. Dave demonstrates a trick with his middle finger, and Antony juggles potatoes. Meanwhile, tension mounts as Nana and Jim need to use the toilet at the same time. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Royle:
Caroline Aherne
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 3

Episode 6: Christening

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 2 months

Sitcom about a working-class family from Manchester. It's the day of baby David's christening and, to mark the occasion, his proud father has grown a goatee beard. Show more

Contributors

Denise Best:
Caroline Aherne
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Joe Carroll:
Peter Martin
Mary Carroll:
Doreen Keogh
Michelle:
Sally Lindsay
Baby David:
Matthew Hughes
Baby David:
James Hughes
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

Series 3

The Royle Family at Christmas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One London

Available for 2 months

Celebrating Baby David's birthday, the family gather to spread their particular Christmas cheer. Barbara has invited Antony's girlfriend Emma and her vegetarian parents.

Contributors

Denise Best:
Caroline Aherne
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Antony Royle:
Ralf Little
Norma Speakman:
Liz Smith
Baby David:
Matthew Hughes
Baby David:
James Hughes
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
Kenton Allen

The Royle Family

The New Sofa

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Available for 2 months

Festive special edition of the hit sitcom. Inspired by Nigella, Denise decides to cook Christmas dinner for the family. To Jim's dismay, Dave's mum and dad are invited. Show more

Contributors

Jim Royle:
Ricky Tomlinson
Barbara Royle:
Sue Johnston
Denise Best:
Caroline Aherne
Dave Best:
Craig Cash
David Best Sr:
Tom Courtenay
Jocelyn Best:
Helen Fraser
Writer:
Craig Cash
Producer:
John Rushton