‘The Royle Family’ Christmas Special info and pictures

Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Craig Cash and Caroline Aherne return in the long-awaited Christmas episode of, The Royle Family that was delayed last year due to the script not being ready on time.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Royle’s and Barbara’s gone overboard with the presents. “If you can’t spoil your family at Christmas, when can you?” she asks, having spent a whole two hours in Poundland.

A new neighbour moves onto the street with an impressive cleavage, but will she be welcome on the sofa?

In a flash of seasonal entrepreneurial spirit, Dave reveals the idea he intends to pitch to Dragons’ Den. Will it take off and make them rich? Or is Jim’s scratch card more likely to bring in the Christmas cheer?

Joe next door is looking for love, and places an advert in the Lonely Hearts column, ‘Vacant Lady Wanted’. Who could resist?

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