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Who are the Royle Family?
Featuring a cast of hilarity-inducing members of the titled
Royle family, the show follows this TV-addicted cohort as they go about their
day-to-day lives in comedically unconventional fashion.
Join husband Jim (Ricky Tomlinson), wife Barbara (Sue
Johnston), daughter Denise (Caroline Aherne), son Antony (Ralf Little) and
Denise’s partner David (Craig Cash), as they take you on a three-series journey
into their lives.
Focusing on the archetypal stereotypes of the working-class
family, The Royle Family derives its humour from the diverse range of
conversations that take place between the different characters. And you better
believe there are no shortages of those!
Following this instant-classic family, time passes mostly
linearly, with time-changes being marked by the switching of the various TV
channels throughout each episode.
Whereas other similar shows are notorious for their forced
inclusion of a laugh track, producer Glen Wilhide was adamant the show would
retain its humour, founded solely on the basis of its own comedic merit. And
that’s exactly what the show did – to tremendous success.
Interestingly, The Royle Family is widely recognised as a
direct influencer for the modern reality TV show Goggle Box, depicting groups
of families commenting on various television shows. As a predecessor to Goggle
Box, the show can be regarded as a fictional version of this exact same concept,
establishing a defining legacy for the show that began in 1998.
Where is the Royle Family set?
Based in the UK’s own Manchester, the Royle family spend
most of their time lined in front of the television screen, setting the show as
a simplistic yet boundlessly effective comedy experience that utilises the
comedic wit of its cast and script-writers to engage the audience across
Winning numerous awards and being ranked as one of the best
British TV shows of all time, this basic format has stood the test of time to
mark The Royle Family as a defining piece of British TV.
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