Caroline Aherne (Denise Best/Denise Royle) allegedly initially quit the show in 2000, due to a row with Writer Craig Cash, citing that she would not appear on television again. This prompted Ricky Tomlinson (Jim Royle) to also quit, though both returned in 2006, when Aherne and Cash began working together again, and wrote season four, episode one, "The Queen of Sheba".
Give us a go of that new lippy, Denise. It's a lovely colour, in't it? You know I can't usually wear red, it does nothing for me. Can't wear red, can I, Jim?
Jim Royle: No, that's what's held you back all these years.
Barbara Royle: D'ya know I am looking my age, it's these ...