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2011 Royle Family Xmas Special

brian s

Distinguished Member
Nana is shown in that photo so is this to be another reworking of A Chritmas Carol?



Standard Member
Used to love this, but think its run its course now. Didn't like the last special and wont be bothering with this one.

brian s

Distinguished Member
I think if we were getting a new series very year it would be a bit much but I'm very happy with the one episode.



Standard Member
I really liked the Royle Family, but agree that last years Christmas Episode really wasn't up to scratch. However their previous special have been so so so good so I'm willing to give this one a chance. Hopefully 2009s special was just a blip.

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Agree, much, much better and funnier than last years effort. One of the best programmes of today!

Jay J

Active Member
Nothing comes close to "The Queen of Sheba". However I think it was one of the best one since then.

I do prefer 'Anthony's' earlier girlfriend played by Sheridan Smith, although I do enjoy "Two Pints of larger and a packet of Crisps". I wonder if next year we will have a Royle Wedding.

Did the last scene remind you of an old Christmas Special where Denise was pregnant.


Distinguished Member
This was better BBC output (than Dr Who, One Ronnie), enjoyable, cringeworthy but loveable, some very fun moments :D

brian s

Distinguished Member
Yes it was very good though it was a little too long for me. I thought newbie Joanna Froggart did very well within the established cast.



Distinguished Member
This show always puts a smile on my face. :)


Thought tonights special was up there with the queen of sheba, had a house full and we all found it very funny


Distinguished Member
Another excellent episode, Look forward to next years. Be great to see them have another run at a series.


Distinguished Member
I thought this was excellent. Last year's was a real let down for me, but back to form again this year :)


Well-known Member
No I'd say if there's going to be any more it should just be for Christmas.


I agree - specials only - dont think they could go back to a series format for this now.

I watched this yesterday (recorded it), and it was pretty funny.


Well-known Member
Defo one of the Xmas tv highlights

Started off a bit 'ho-hum', but gradually got better and better

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