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'Royle Family' Christmas special plot revealed by BBC

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The Royle Family

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BBC One has confirmed details of the new Royle Family special to air this Christmas.

The popular comedy will return to the channel's schedules for the first time in two years this festive period.

The new episode - penned by Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash and Phil Mealey - will see Dave (Cash) plot to pitch an idea on Dragons' Den, while Jim (Ricky Tomlinson) pins his hopes of getting rich on a Christmas scratch card.

Meanwhile, a new neighbour moves onto the street with "an impressive cleavage", causing a stir in the Royle household, with neighbour Joe (Peter Martin) on the lookout for romance.

A Royle Family special was originally planned for Christmas 2011 but never materialised. 2010 special - 'Joe's Crackers' - pulled in an audience of 9.9 million, while 2009's special had 10.2m, and 2008's logged 10m.

The BAFTA Award-winning series - which first aired in 1998 - also stars co-creator Aherne as Denise and Ralf Little as Antony.

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Watch a clip from the last Royle Family Christmas special below:

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