Friday Night Dinner - Series 3

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: Popper Pictures / Big Talk Productions.

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom observing as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go round to their parents' house for Friday night dinner

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Edwin

  • Wednesday 11th June 2014, 12:57pm [Edited]
  • Florida, United States
  • 205 posts

Series 3 of one of the best sitcoms in recent years kicks off little over a week!

Anyone else excited for this?

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 11th June 2014, 1:47pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,426 posts

I'm lucky enough to have already seen the first two episodes of the new series, and have to say it's wonderful. Easily lives up to the standard of Series 2, and continues to surpass Series 1. Very funny indeed.

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sootyj

  • Wednesday 11th June 2014, 1:51pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Awesome it's a rarity a classic sitcom, that's painfully funny.

I shall be roasting a squirrel.

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Edwin

  • Wednesday 11th June 2014, 2:27pm
  • Florida, United States
  • 205 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 11th June 2014, 1:47 PM BST

I'm lucky enough to have already seen the first two episodes of the new series, and have to say it's wonderful.


Consider me officially jealous.

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george roper

  • Wednesday 11th June 2014, 9:55pm [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,037 posts

Can't wait for this.

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dennispennis123

  • Friday 13th June 2014, 3:53pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 420 posts

Back in a week? Awesome news. Love a bit of squirrel!

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TheBlueNun

  • Sunday 15th June 2014, 9:38pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,537 posts

I enjoy it, esp the Mark Heap character. However I do find the two boys' continual pranks and fights rather tiresome after two series.

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Woozie

  • Thursday 19th June 2014, 12:36am [Edited]
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

I know it's at Series 3 but I find this rather underrated. It's got a great cast and excellent writing and deserves to be picked up again and again but no one I speak too knows of its existence. Is it just me?

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Aaron

  • Thursday 19th June 2014, 12:42am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,426 posts

I don't think the ratings have exactly been spectacular, so no, I daresay it's not just you!

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Woozie

  • Saturday 21st June 2014, 1:05am [Edited]
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

Strong start to the series I thought.

The relationship between Adam and his girlfriend seemed inevitable right from the word go and the show was able to avoid its own clich├ęs to reach that conclusion. This will probably be the stand out episode of the series.

I find the true classics of a series are usually the ones you can sum up in a sentence:

That episode of Red Dwarf when they are in a video game. That episode of Porridge when they don't leave their cell. That episode of Dad's Army when they capture a group of Nazis. Friday Night Dinner doesn't really have many of those but "the one with Adam's girlfriend" seems like one that will stick out this series.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 21st June 2014, 1:08am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,426 posts

I'd advise to hold back on that thought until you've seen a few more episodes. :)

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Woozie

  • Saturday 21st June 2014, 1:13am
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts
Quote: Aaron @ 21st June 2014, 1:08 AM BST

I'd advise to hold back on that thought until you've seen a few more episodes. :)


Yes. I agree. I hope I'm wrong. I'm always hoping for more Mark Heap as Jim. "The Mouse" episode from the end of last series had me in stitches, just brilliant.

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TheBlueNun

  • Saturday 21st June 2014, 10:57am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,537 posts

I thought that it was a great episode, a tightly plotted farce.

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Rupert Nitrogen

  • Saturday 21st June 2014, 1:48pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 100 posts

From what I saw on the trailer, it looks too similar to the first two series, but the first episode was good last night.

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Edwin

  • Sunday 22nd June 2014, 12:39am
  • Florida, United States
  • 205 posts

Martin, the dad was highlight of that episode.