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Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 9:54:05 PM   
Castor Troy


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This has just made me cry my eyes out 3 times.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 9:59:27 PM   
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I never even knew they were doing a new episode, damn! They best repeat it.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:00:42 PM   
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It's just been on - just a one off special.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:03:41 PM   
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I laughed out loud and I cried, what an absolutely brilliant programme

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:03:45 PM   
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Yeah I just checked the TV Guide, I'm gutted I missed it. Is it getting a repeat this week? Or am I going to have to acquire it via the internet?

It used to be one of my favourite shows.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:09:59 PM   
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Better repeat this. So pissed off I only just got in. Fuck fuck fuck. I'm so annoyed so I'm listening to Half the World Away to compensate.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:10:11 PM   
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Wow.
Very, very good.



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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:10:54 PM   
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Absolutely brilliant. How they manage to go from laugh out loud funny to tears streaming down your face in a single, one-shot scene is remarkable. Magnificent acting all round.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:24:26 PM   
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Truly top quality. Had me laughing hard and shedding tears in equal amounts. The scene between Barbara and Norma when she was asking whether she was burden were incredibly moving. Even better than the bathroom scene between Denise and Jim from a couple of series ago when Denise was in labour.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:27:36 PM   
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Sorry I forgot I had a minor gripe. Why the f**k did the Beeb put this on in the last week of October? Surely Christmas or Boxing Day would have been more fitting for something so good.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:35:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

This has just made me cry my eyes out 3 times.


Gonna burst the bubble here but I thought it was one of the worst ones they ever did to be honest. Far, far too sentimental, no-where near the comedy it started out as. Started as a comedy, turned into a weepy drama. Sorry folks, don't mean to spoil the thread!

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:38:23 PM   
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I thought it was excellent, maybe the scenes in the hospital were a bit drawn out but overall great stuff, hope its not another 7 or 8 years before we see another episode.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:57:57 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

This has just made me cry my eyes out 3 times.


Gonna burst the bubble here but I thought it was one of the worst ones they ever did to be honest. Far, far too sentimental, no-where near the comedy it started out as. Started as a comedy, turned into a weepy drama. Sorry folks, don't mean to spoil the thread!


I agree that it took a more serious tone. I've never really been a massive fan of the show to be honest - I only watched it out of interest more than anything, but the subject matter (more so than the character) just caught me off guard and ripped out my soul.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 10:58:20 PM   
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I can appreciate how most people loved it, but to be honest it did absolutely nothing for me.  Shame really, I was looking forward to it.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 29/10/2006 11:28:06 PM   
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I agree it was fantasic, I had tears in my eyes many times. However what was with Walk The Line being the cutaway so much? It was so great seeing everyone back. Like seeing old schoolmates or something. I had tears rolling down in the final scene.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 8:22:23 AM   
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I too really liked it. Great writing and performances as normal from this show. The tribute programme afterwards was good too.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 10:59:56 AM   
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Excellent, although I thought Anthony was underused, and where was his mate Darren? He's brilliant!

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 11:22:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LB Jeffries

Sorry I forgot I had a minor gripe. Why the f**k did the Beeb put this on in the last week of October? Surely Christmas or Boxing Day would have been more fitting for something so good.


I thought exactly the same thing. It was an excellent one-off cleverly filled with both hilarious and heartbreaking moments but it really felt like it should have been on in the Christmas holiday.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 12:04:06 PM   
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Seeing Norma & Jim making peace was fun, but the show was more heartshatteringly sad than funny.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 12:31:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: pablohoolio

quote:

ORIGINAL: Castor Troy

This has just made me cry my eyes out 3 times.


Gonna burst the bubble here but I thought it was one of the worst ones they ever did to be honest. Far, far too sentimental, no-where near the comedy it started out as. Started as a comedy, turned into a weepy drama. Sorry folks, don't mean to spoil the thread!


I get what you're saying but it was still good. I enjoyed it. Still enough funny moments to compensate for the sentimentality. Cheryl was as funny as ever, I love Jessica stevenson
Nana was awesome, bless her. Cracked me up everytime she'd pipe up from the corner in her bed and they'd all take turns in saying "Aw hello nana, are you awake?"

Jim coming down the stairs on the chair lift at the beggining and Having a wobbler over the remote control was comedy gold.

I love this show. Not the funniest of episodes by any means but still a great hours viewing.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 1:56:45 PM   
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Great show, but I think that 'I Walk The Line' was overused.  I enjoy the song, but there are loads of other Johnny Cash tunes to choose from aswell.

The special is out on DVD today.  You can get it either on it's own or with the 3 previous series.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 3:38:01 PM   
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I thought it was very good and great to see the old gang again. I didn't think it was quite as slick as the original series - which given the amount of time since the last show is understandable - but it was still a great episode.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 30/10/2006 4:21:27 PM   
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Good episode, chiefly because of the performances, and particularly because of Liz Smith. I see I'm not the only person that was upset by the scene between Barbara and Norma - it was beautifully performed and it didn't feel forced at all. What did feel forced for me at least was Ricky Tomlinson's performance. He just wasn't the Jim Royle I remember, way too OTT and shouty, and in fact too nasty to be his old likeable self. I hoped we would get to see more of Joe and Twiggy, but I think they did right by focusing on the family rather than the supporting characters. I did hope also that we would see a new slimmer Cheryl, who would have found success somehow, like a handsome fiance or something, but again she was just Denise's sidekick and the butt of fat jokes. Most of the characters got a fairly happy ending, except for the obvious of course. I really hope that we don't get another series, because I thought last night's episode was quite a fitting ending, and it wouldn't be the same without Nana being the bane of Jim's life!

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RE: Royle Family Special - 31/10/2006 10:16:12 AM   
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I loved Denise's Chantelle extensions and the fact that she constantly called people "babes". Although Nana's nails and extensions had me in hysterics. Wonder if my Granny would be up for it...

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RE: Royle Family Special - 31/10/2006 10:17:13 AM   
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Wonder if my Granny would be up for it...


She was last night.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 31/10/2006 10:34:21 AM   
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Boom Boom!!

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RE: Royle Family Special - 31/10/2006 3:13:15 PM   
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Just saw this last night after missing it on the day it aired, some parts were funny, some parts were laugh out loud funny, some parts just weren't funny, and some parts were moving.

The editing was awfull though, what was with the constant use of Johnny Cash? It rarely suited any of the scenes it was used in and was over used aswell. Jim throwing a wobbler over the remote was brilliant, especially when he finally told Dave he already hear what Barbara had said when Dave was the messenger

Why wasn't Emma in the episode as Anthony's wife, and why was his wife referred to as Sarah? Are we to assume they broke up and he kept the child? Or was it just a mistake in the writing?

It was great to have Twiggy back though, they took their time introducing him but he finally popped up.


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RE: Royle Family Special - 31/10/2006 10:42:24 PM   
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Good episode, chiefly because of the performances, and particularly because of Liz Smith. I see I'm not the only person that was upset by the scene between Barbara and Norma - it was beautifully performed and it didn't feel forced at all.


Just had to scoop myself off the floor - I'm a complete wreck after watching this. Starting crying during the scene between Barbara & Norma and carried-on right through til the end.

Beautiful bit of telly; a credit to the beeb.

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RE: Royle Family Special - 1/11/2006 3:15:05 PM   
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A brilliant show.........Nana's acting was superb! She was glorius and deserves some acclaim/honour for being able to carry off such an emotional perfomance. Almost made me cry......the most moving comedy/drama I've seen in a very  long time!

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RE: Royle Family Special - 1/11/2006 7:58:26 PM   
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Liz Smith is a national treasure!

I think her performance/character got more chuckles from me than anyone...hair extensions LMAO!! Her comment about her doctor made me laugh so hard, because it's just the sort of thing my grandma used to say;

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