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Jim Royle

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Barbara Royle

Denise Royle/Best

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Antony Royle

  • Butt-Monkey:
  • Kick the Dog: The Royles usually give him the menial jobs around the house.
  • Pet the Dog: When Antony announces he's going to London with his band, the whole family, including Jim, tell him to take care and to call them if he gets in any trouble.
  • Spot of Tea: One of Antony's jobs.

Dave Best

Supporting Characters

Nana

Cheryl

Mary:

Joe:

  • Amusing Injuries: Injuring his finger while grating some cheese for Cheryl.
  • Ascended Extra: Joe makes a few fleeting appearances in the series, barely uttering a word, but he becomes a much more prominent character in later episodes. The final episode centres around the Royles trying to matchmake for him.
  • Cranky Neighbor
  • Dating Service Disaster: He has a few in "Barbara's Old Ring".
  • Hidden Depths: He turns out to have a fine singing voice.
  • The Quiet One: He does get more talkative after Mary dies (or when he's had a few drinks).

Twiggy

Emma

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