Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Martin (Paul Ritter).

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom about a dysfunctional family. 31 episodes (5 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and others.

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

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2018
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
31   (5 series)
Starring
Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Heap, Frances Cuka and Tracy-Ann Oberman
Writer
Robert Popper
Directors
Steve Bendelack and Martin Dennis
Producers
Robert Popper, Kenton Allen, Nira Park, Caroline Leddy and Matthew Justice

Every Friday night, twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny Goodman return to their parents' home for dinner.

Adam and Jonny think of the weekly event as a necessary annoyance - necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with Mum and Dad. It's not that Mum and Dad aren't wonderful. They really are. But Dad slugs ketchup straight from the bottle, Mum is obsessed with Masterchef and even Grandma likes to wear her new bikini around the house.

As for the next generation, there is much consternation that Jonny's girlfriend, Alison, is nothing less than 'made-up' and not even the Internet can sort out a "female" for Adam. Maybe this is because Adam writes jingles for toilet roll adverts, and Jonny's favourite party trick is to jump out of bin-liners onto unsuspecting victims. Of course every family has its foibles, its rituals and its eccentricities. It's just that the Goodmans have made something of an art form of theirs...

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