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The Queen of Sheba 

Frail and poorly Nana is now permanently in bed in the Royles' sitting room, causing Jim to sulk when she swaps the battery from the remote for her fan. Antony has split from Emma but ... See full summary »

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Mark Mylod
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ricky Tomlinson ... Jim Royle
Sue Johnston ... Barbara Royle
Caroline Aherne ... Denise Best
Craig Cash ... Dave Best
Ralf Little ... Antony Royle
Liz Smith ... Norma Speakman
Geoffrey Hughes ... Twiggy
Jessica Hynes ... Cheryl Carroll (as Jessica Stevenson)
Doreen Keogh ... Mary Carroll
Peter Martin ... Joe Carroll
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Cash Billy Cash ... Callum
Harry Cash Harry Cash ... Little David
John Delaney John Delaney ... P J
Dave Howarth Dave Howarth ... Slash
Steve Huison ... Derek (Sheryl's Boyfriend)
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Frail and poorly Nana is now permanently in bed in the Royles' sitting room, causing Jim to sulk when she swaps the battery from the remote for her fan. Antony has split from Emma but brings their little boy Lewis to visit while Little David tries out his judo moves. Cheryl brings a succession of boyfriends to visit: the nervous Derek,whose ginger hair reminds Nana of 'Annie'; paint-balling Slash; and a rabbi called Solomon. Denise gives birth to a daughter and names her Norma after Nana, which delights the great-granny, but just as Barbara is looking forward to having her floors laminated throughout, the worst happens and Nana slips away. It is a sad moment and even Jim sheds a tea. But Nana has told Denise that she wants her wake to be a jolly time, so the family obliges. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy

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This episode features scenes in a hospital corridor and private room. This was the first instance in the show's history that an event takes place outside of the Royle's home. See more »

Quotes

Jim Royle: The Queen of Bloody Sheba has only stolen the batteries out of me bloody remote control!
Dave Best: What for?
Jim Royle: To fan her-bloody-self that's what for! So I've had to sit for an hour and watch 'Location, Location, Lo-bloody-cation'!
Dave Best: Well, why don't you just turn it over at the telly?
Jim Royle: Because that's what she wants, can't you see that? Me up and down like a blue arse fly! She's the puppet master! "pulling the strings, up and down up and down" You've got Barbra wiping her arse and plucking her bloody chin every ...
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Release Date:

29 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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