‘The Royle Family’ Christmas Special – info and picture gallery

Following the two images we posted last week for ‘The Royle Family‘ Christmas Special, the BBC has released a further five images for the comedy that airs on Christmas Day at 9.45pm on BBC One.

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?

Jim is played by Ricky Tomlinson, Barbara is played by Sue Johnston, Dave is played by Craig Cash, Denise is played by Caroline Aherne and Joe is played by Peter Martin.

Check out the pictures below

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