Wedding Day
"Preparations my arse!"






19th October 1998

Written By:

Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash, Henry Normal

Wedding Day is the sixth episode of The Royle Family.


Denise, Barbara and Cheryl are up in the bedroom, getting Denise ready for her wedding and she expresses her nerves and Barbara offers to do downstairs to get them a brandy. Meanwhile Norma is having a sandwich and wonders where the picadilly is.

Twiggy and Jim then come in the back door carrying Dave and he is presumed drunk but it is realised that it is a trick and they start laughing about it and they dance around the room and sit down at the table. Barbara warns Dave to leave, and Twiggy flirts with Norma. Cheryl comes down and they start to shower her with noises, and she warns Dave from Denise to leave and Denise is upet upstairs.

Norma then comes up to see the bride to be and she gives her some borrowed earrings instead of something of her own and says she couldn't part with them, Barbara gives her, her necklace instead. They all finish off one more brandy as well.

Barbara comes down and gets the rest to depart. Jim gives Dave a little tip for the future and they have one more drink before he heads off. While upstairs, Twiggy emerges from the toilet and peeks in at Denise and tells her that she looks lovely.

Joe pops in, followed by Mary and Jim compliments her by telling her she looks like a leprechaun. They then all start to gather in the living room and Denise comes down in her dress to more compliments. They start to head off, Joe and Mary first. Then Jim goes for a quick Tom Tit.

Denise has her nails painted by Cheryl and Jim is having the runs, then Nana starts to brag about having to take a taxi to her house to get her other shoes afterwards. Antony is then forced to go next door for something for Jim. Antony comes back, informing everyone that the taxi has arrived and they all start to rush and bid Denise goodbye.

With only Jim and Denise left, they peer out the window at the family getting into the taxi and Denise gets upset about the weird sense of getting married and Jim gives her a good talking to. They then have a quick drink and she confesses about not being so nice to Jim. He then heads out the door and she has one more smoke, puts it in her bag and heads out the door.