The Royle Family (1998–2012)
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Dad's Birthday 

It's Jim's birthday and the Carrolls from next door come in to help with the celebrations. A family photo is taken though Antony wants to appear in profile as he has a black eye after ... See full summary »

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Mark Mylod

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ricky Tomlinson ... Jim Royle
Sue Johnston ... Barbara Royle
Caroline Aherne ... Denise Royle
Ralf Little ... Antony Royle
Craig Cash ... Dave Best
Doreen Keogh ... Mary Carroll
Peter Martin ... Joe Carroll
Jessica Hynes ... Cheryl Carroll (as Jessica Stevenson)
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Storyline

It's Jim's birthday and the Carrolls from next door come in to help with the celebrations. A family photo is taken though Antony wants to appear in profile as he has a black eye after fighting with the Beswick brothers. Jim annoys Denise by implying that Cheryl is fat and Barbara annoys Jim by talking about an old boyfriend but he is happy to take her to the pub to celebrate - providing she brings her purse. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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Details

Release Date:

5 October 1998 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode of 'Coronation Street' that The Royle's are seen to be watching at one point - when veteran character Deirdre Barlow is proposed to by con artist Jon Lindsay - was originally broadcast on Wednesday 19th November 1997. This not only reveals the day in which the events of this episode are set but also the date of Jim's birthday. See more »

Quotes

Antony Royle: Hey, Dad.
Jim Royle: [grunting] Hm?
Antony Royle: Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Because everyone's supposed to remember where they were.
Jim Royle: Kennedy dead? When?
[everyone laughs]
Jim Royle: I don't know where the bloody hell I was, but wherever I was - there's a bloody good chance our immersion heater was on!
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Connections

References Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Sung by Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Ralf Little and Craig Cash
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