Ricky Tomlinson

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Carrot crush for all! An oral history of The Royle Family and its ‘gloriously mundane genius’
How did Caroline Aherne’s show about a northern working class family who barely left their house become a hit, blazing a trail for The Office, Gavin and Stacey and Gogglebox? Its stars and makers reveal all

Sean Cole

08, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Irish Annie’s review – it’s the Ricky Tomlinson show
The actor and raconteur is in his element in Asa Murphy’s jolly Irish bar-themed patchwork production

Mark Fisher

15, Mar, 2022 @10:43 AM

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We were convicted after a political trial – it was a nonsense | Ricky Tomlinson
The Shrewsbury 24 were punished at the time as a warning to the working class not to step out of line

Ricky Tomlinson

23, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Shrewsbury 24: how industrial action led to 47-year fight for justice
Analysis: court has finally overturned convictions of group thanks to ‘tireless’ work of justice campaign

Rajeev Syal and Rob Evans

23, Mar, 2021 @3:24 PM

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Ralf Little: 'I've been having a midlife crisis since I was 20'
The actor on his first leading role, giving up a career in medicine for The Royle Family, and his new year resolutions

Michael Hogan

03, Jan, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Police chief who spied on activists went on to work for union blacklist, inquiry told
Firms consulted blacklist to vet potential workers they believed could be troublemakers

Rob Evans

17, Nov, 2020 @3:32 PM

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Ricky Tomlinson’s criminal convictions to be re-examined
Appeal court to look again at case of Royle Family actor after claims he may have been unjustly jailed

Rob Evans

26, May, 2020 @3:19 PM

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'The Royle Family makes me properly laugh': Stacey Dooley's lockdown TV
The documentary maker reveals how Ricky Tomlinson and co remind her of her childhood, and why the stars of Netflix’s Tiger King are just as bad as each other

Interview by Ammar Kalia

17, Apr, 2020 @2:30 PM

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As victims of spycops, we stand with Lush in campaign for full disclosure | Letters
Letter: Doreen Lawrence and John McDonnell are among 74 victims of secret undercover police operations, lawyers and others condemning misrepresentation of the cosmetics retailer


04, Jun, 2018 @12:32 PM

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Countdown conundrum: was Richard Whiteley’s favourite nine-letter word ‘espionage’?
Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson has accused the late TV host of working for the intelligence services – and helping to put him in prison – but, like a tricky numbers round, things don’t quite add up

Marina Hyde

02, Mar, 2017 @5:09 PM

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Liz Smith obituary
Bafta award-winning actor, best known for playing Nana in The Royle Family, got her breakthrough later in life

Dennis Barker

26, Dec, 2016 @11:41 PM

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Actor Ricky Tomlinson demands inquiry into police spying on him
Royle Family star, who says he was jailed unjustly over a 1972 strike, calls for investigation into secret police file on him

Rob Evans

02, Aug, 2016 @9:42 AM

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