Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne was a BAFTA winning comic writer and actress best known for her comic character Mrs Merton and for her sitcom The Royle Family. In the mid '90s she went by the name Caroline Hook, having taken her husband's name (New Order bassist Peter Hook) but reverted back to Aherne following their divorce. She died from cancer in 2016 at the age of 52.

Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000)

The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.  (more)

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CAST:  Victoria Wood  •  Julie Walters  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Susie Blake

The comedienne stars in this festive sketch show, alongside a host of celebrity guests.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Victoria Wood  •  Julie Walters  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Susie Blake

British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breid McLoone
CAST:  Rebecca Front  •  Steve Coogan  •  James Corden  •  Hugh Dennis

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Breid McLoone
CAST:  Rebecca Front  •  Steve Coogan  •  James Corden  •  Hugh Dennis

VIZ: Oh, Lordy! It's The Fat Slags in Blue Honeymoon (1996)

The Yo-yo knickered slags get the blues when randy romeo Baz marries their love rival Thelma. But it's during their disastrous honeymoon at the sinister Paradise Park that the action really turns blue!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Pullen
CAST:  Kathy Burke  •  Jenny Eclair  •  Simon Paisley Day  •  John Thomson

The Yo-yo knickered slags get the blues when randy romeo Baz marries their love rival Thelma. But it's during their disastrous honeymoon at the sinister Paradise Park that the action really turns blue!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Pullen
CAST:  Kathy Burke  •  Jenny Eclair  •  Simon Paisley Day  •  John Thomson

Barbara's Old Ring (2012)

Christmas is coming but Barbara is not happy. Not only has she lost her wedding ring but Jim has won on a scratch card she found down the back of the sofa whilst looking for the ring and has kept quiet about his hundred pounds winnings. Nor is he especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston

Christmas is coming but Barbara is not happy. Not only has she lost her wedding ring but Jim has won on a scratch card she found down the back of the sofa whilst looking for the ring and has kept quiet about his hundred pounds winnings. Nor is he especially ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston

The Fast Show: Just a Load of Blooming Catchphrases (2020)

Bono estente! It's been over 25 years since quickfire sketch show classic The Fast Show first hit our screens, and what better way to celebrate its enduring success than with a two-hour extravaganza of archive clips, cast interviews and rarely seen footage?  (more)

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CAST:  Simon Day  •  Paul Whitehouse  •  Charlie Higson  •  John Thomson

Bono estente! It's been over 25 years since quickfire sketch show classic The Fast Show first hit our screens, and what better way to celebrate its enduring success than with a two-hour extravaganza of archive clips, cast interviews and rarely seen footage?  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Simon Day  •  Paul Whitehouse  •  Charlie Higson  •  John Thomson

The Queen of Sheba (2006)

Tension mounts in the Royle household as the family contemplates the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout. Dr Mahmoud prescribes new medication for Nana in the form of yellow tablets; coincidentally they turn out to be the same colour as the tablets that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash

Tension mounts in the Royle household as the family contemplates the prospect of becoming fully laminated throughout. Dr Mahmoud prescribes new medication for Nana in the form of yellow tablets; coincidentally they turn out to be the same colour as the tablets that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash

Joe's Crackers (2010)

Dave and Denise worry that Anthony's lavish presents will show them up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash

Dave and Denise worry that Anthony's lavish presents will show them up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston  •  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash

The New Sofa (2008)

Festive special edition of the hit family sitcom. Inspired by Nigella Lawson, Denise decides to cook Christmas dinner for the family. Jim provides the yuletide log and, much to his dismay, Dave's mum and dad are invited to join the festivities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston

Festive special edition of the hit family sitcom. Inspired by Nigella Lawson, Denise decides to cook Christmas dinner for the family. Jim provides the yuletide log and, much to his dismay, Dave's mum and dad are invited to join the festivities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
CAST:  Caroline Aherne  •  Craig Cash  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Sue Johnston

The Golden Egg Cup

Jim and Barbara have received the gift of money from their children - but what to do with it? Barbara wants to finally go abroad, while Jim favours buying an HD satellite box.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
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Jim and Barbara have received the gift of money from their children - but what to do with it? Barbara wants to finally go abroad, while Jim favours buying an HD satellite box.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Aherne
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