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    Ricky Tomlinson on Liverpool FC - The Royle Family ...


    by wezmerchant

    Watch here as Ricky Tomlinson describes The Royle Family's love for Liverpool Football Club. Craig Cash and Caroline Aherne will reveal the secrets of their seminal sitcom for the very first time, in a star-studded celebration of their series called Royle Family: Behind the Sofa on GOLD, November 10th at 9pm. The Royle pair also choose their favourite moments of the three series and five specials for a further GOLD exclusive, Royle Family Portraits on November 17th at 9pm. The first programme features warm and witty interviews with Royle cast members Liz Smith MBE, Sue Johnston OBE and Ricky Tomlinson, Ralf Little, Jessica Hynes, Sheridan Smith and Geoffrey Hughes. Writer Phil Mealey and luminary fans of the series Catherine Tate, Paul Whitehouse, Willy Russell, Jimmy McGovern and Henry Normal also share their fondest recollections of this enduring comedy. Mark Radcliffe provides the voiceover and a brass band rework the hits of Oasis to complete the Mancunian ambience. In the second programme, The Royle Family Portrait, Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash showcase their favourite scenes from the show ranging from Dave and Denise's wedding to Jim Royle's wiggly-bottomed dad dancing. Alongside the creators of The Royle Family, other members of the cast and a host of celebrity fans -- including Matthew Horne, Catherine Tate, Bob Mortimer and Mick Hucknall - pick their favourite moments from the series. The Royle Family: Behind the Sofa transmits exclusively on GOLD on 10th November at 9pm, followed by The Royle Family Portraits 17th November at 9pm. Where to find GOLD Sky channel 110, Virgin TV channel 126, and Top-Up TV channel 17. Visit for more information