Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You are commenting using your WordPress. Press Esc to cancel. This boiled down and concentrated art of comedy became a huge, award-winning success; a sitcom that both reflected the 21st century British family’s tendency to use the television as the social glue that bound them together, and poked fun at it. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I was a teenager when we made the first Christmas specials.
We were all shocked at how much it actually upset us filming it. It took us a fortnight to make a Christmas special. Throughout the s, The Royle Family became the ultimate situation comedy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Harking back to the halcyon days of British sitcoms, The Fast Show ‘s Caroline Aherne and her writing partner Craig Cash constructed a deceptively simple premise – write a comedy series based around one family who more or less lived in one room. Loading comments… Trouble loading? So you actually stayed with them for the real half hour. Such a lot of corpsing went on.
Nothing like The Royle Family had been seen before it arrived on screen in I paid a quid for these underpants and I’ve got 50 pence worth stuck up me arse.
We did an episode where Jim is supposed to have two sore big toes. The Royle Family Best Bit: Ricky Tomlinson profile Ricky Tomlinson has come a long way from poor wartime beginnings to TV and cinema star. Craig Cash, especially, is such a giggler.
After that gap, you worry that things will go stale. More or less every year, it was the same crew and cast. Press Tue to cancel.
Twitter Facebook Reddit Email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. TV comedy Television Ricky Tomlinson features. Ricky Tomlinson has come a long famly from poor wartime beginnings to TV and cinema star. Order by newest oldest recommendations. I remember once it took him 14 takes to say one word to camera. It’s opening time at The Grapes, a typically northern pub full of colourful characters. In another episode I was in bed, trying to get my leg over Barb — played by Sue Johnston — when I was caught short and had to jump out to the loo.
We had more fun on set than you see on the screen. You are commenting using your Twitter watcb.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: So it was lovely to write myself in being pregnant. Loading comments… Trouble loading? You are commenting using your Facebook account. For your uncle Ricky? Craig Cash and Caroline Aherne take viewers behind-the-scenes in this special programme charting the life of TV’s laziest family, the Royles.
I was a teenager when we made the first Christmas specials. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Notify me of new comments via email. Daveplayed by Craig, asked: The everyday working-class housebound existence of Jim Royle and family. KFM Radio Days 1. It beehind like coming back to a real family Christmas.
Most days we find we have to watch Loose Women. When we came back six years later to do the Queen of Sheba, it was different.
Ralf Little, actor I was a teenager when we made the first Christmas specials. Their paths first crossed in Stockport several years before. Produced by Jellylegs, the company set up by Craig and Royle writer Phil Mealey, the documentary looks back over three series and five specials.
Creators and stars Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash reveal the story and inspiration behind the Royles, and introduce material never seen before on British TV. Writers Craig Cash and Caroline Aherne’s hit comedy made a hero of patriarch Jim Wathc and ‘my arse’ a much-repeated catchphrase.
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He was held captive that poor sod for bloody five years and tied to a bloody radiator. Ricky, Sue and football fans.
Open up our gallery packed with shots of the Royles through the ages. Caroline reflects on her telly family: Email required Address never made public. When we all got together and put our costumes on, though, fmaily felt exactly the same.
Is it online anywhere? Caroline again drew on her own family experience for scenes of the two bickering. Early Doors It’s opening time at The Grapes, a typically northern pub full of colourful characters.