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Season 1

  • S01E01 Bills, Bills, Bills

    • September 14, 1998
    • BBC One

    Jim Royle is annoyed when the latest telephone bill arrives just before Dave and Denise's wedding.

  • S01E02 Making Ends Meet!

    • September 21, 1998
    • BBC One

    Jim Royle is getting more and more worried about finding the money to pay for his daughter's wedding.

  • S01E03 Sunday Afternoon

    • September 28, 1998
    • BBC One

    It's Sunday afternoon and Nana is visiting. Everyone is more interested in the television.

  • S01E04 Jim's Birthday

    • October 5, 1998
    • BBC One

    Jim Royle is trying to ignore the fact that it's his birthday. His family refuse to let him go on ignoring it.

  • S01E05 Another Woman?

    • October 12, 1998
    • BBC One

    Denise is upset after Dave is accused of chatting up another woman.

  • S01E06 The Wedding Day

    • October 19, 1998
    • BBC One

    The morning of Dave and Denise's wedding arrives. Will everything go as planned?

Season 2

  • S02E01 Pregnancy

    • September 23, 1999
    • BBC One

    Denise announces that she's pregnant. Jim thinks that Antony may be a "gay boy".

  • S02E02 Sunday Lunch

    • September 30, 1999
    • BBC One

    Nana and Twiggy come round for Sunday dinner. Barbara loses her temper during lunch. She's feeling the onset of "the change".

  • S02E03 Nana's Coming to Stay

    • October 7, 1999
    • BBC One

    Jim isn't best pleased when he learns that Barbara has invited Nana to come and stay with the Royles after her cataract operation. Antony announces that he's become the manager of a band called 'Exit'.

  • S02E04 Nana Comes to Stay

    • October 14, 1999
    • BBC One

    Nana has had her cataract operation, so she comes to stay with the Royles. Jim is even less pleased now that she's arrived. Antony's band has split up.

  • S02E05 Barbara's Finally Had Enough

    • October 21, 1999
    • BBC One

    Barbara loses patience with Jim and storms out of the house. Jim tries to show that he's concerned about Barbara by offering to make her a cup of tea!

  • S02E06 Antony's Birthday

    • October 28, 1999
    • BBC One

    It's Antony's 18th birthday and the Royles are planning a family party. They finally get to meet Antony's girlfriend Emma.

Season 3

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Christmas Special 1999

    • December 25, 1999
    • BBC One

    It's Christmas Day. The family have just finished a big Christmas dinner. Barbara learns her turkey wasn't up to scratch, and Dave buys Denise a mobile phone for when the baby is born, even though she uses it to call Barbara on the house phone from upstairs! Antony goes to Emma's shortly afterwards, and Dave takes Nana home. Soon after Dave and Nana have left, Denise goes into labour upstairs in the bathroom, and Jim is left to comfort her. Denise reveals the baby isn't due until 3 weeks. Will the baby and Denise be alright

  • S03E01 Hello Baby Dave

    • October 16, 2000
    • BBC One

    Baby David finally arrives at the Royle's House, dressed from head to toe in the 'latest Gear', that is obviously Manchester slang for complete tack, but it seems that Denise is taking a back seat and letting Dave do all the work, will it continue?

  • S03E02 Babysitting Again

    • October 23, 2000
    • BBC One

    The Royle's decide that it's time for a pint but who will be left babbysiting, 'Big Cheryl' from next door or maybe Mary and Joe, but when Antony goes for 'a Tommy Tit' he's left holding the baby

  • S03E03 Decorating

    • October 30, 2000
    • BBC One

    Twiggy and Jim are redecorating the dining room for the Christening, but because Jim is so tight they don't have a steamer. The pair, and later Dave, use kitchen utensils to remove the wallpaper, whilst Dancing to Mambo No. 5! They don't get very far ...

  • S03E04 Elsie's Funeral

    • November 6, 2000
    • BBC One

    Nanna's dear old neighbour Elsie dies, and today is the funeral. It's full of the usual admiration of the persons house, and Nanna has also been taking stuff from Elsie's since she has passed on, so Jim gets one back for Elise! Nanna is also hinting that she wants to move in: "I would never ever think of asking you to let me stay here, but well that back bedroom is free now!"

  • S03E05 Antony's Going to London

    • November 13, 2000
    • BBC One

    Antony declares that he and Darren, the managers of their band 'Exit' are going to London to find a record deal, of course they get the usual barrage of insults from Jim and Dave, and Nanna contributes to the fund, 50p!

  • S03E06 The Christening

    • November 27, 2000
    • BBC One

    The day of the christening is finally here, but the decorating is still not finished in the background. Everyone is there for a buffet, including Twiggy's 'Bird'.