Ralf Little as Richard.

CHRISTMAS may have been cancelled for The Royle Family but Ralf Little and Craig Cash are still about to cause a TV stir.

This year’s BBC1 festive special has been axed because writers Craig and Caroline Aherne failed to come up with the script in time.

But Ralf and Craig will be raising a smile in the run-up to Christmas thanks to a new TV comedy set in a seaside coffee shop.

The seafront set for Sky1 HD’s The Cafe was so realistic that locals and tourists in Weston-Super-Mare queued to be served.

Craig Cash and Caroline Aherne

IT appears Terry Waite has warmed to The Royle Family.

Creators Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash tell tonight how they were worried about offending the former Beirut hostage in their last Christmas Day BBC1 special.

In what’s billed as their first major TV interview together, they recall the Royle quiz in a caravan during The Golden Egg Cup:

Amanda Abbington (Babs), Dean Lennox Kelly (Dickie), Miranda Raison (Abbey), Ralf Little (Clint), Shaun Dooley (Eddie) and Lucy Davis (Lillie)

A cold, dark, depressing Monday night in February?

You can’t accuse ITV1 schedulers of not giving Married Single Other every chance of success.

Regular readers will know that I’ve interviewed the stars of the new six-part romantic comedy drama, which starts tonight.