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

Friday Night Dinner

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2011 - 2020
  • 37 episodes (6 series)

Channel 4 sitcom observing as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go round to their parents' house for Friday night dinner. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Heap and Tracy-Ann Oberman

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2020
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
37 (6 series)
Stars
Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Heap 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
Companies

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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Additional details

Also known as
  • FND (Acronym)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Theme music is the 'Punks Jump Up' remix of Animal by Miike Snow.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 25th February 2011 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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