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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 6 - The Date

Adam comes home to find the house looking immaculate, with classical music playing in the living room, Mum's posh bowls on the dinner table, Dad in a smart suit, and most mysteriously - the table is set for five.

Further details

The doorbell rings and in comes Tanya Green, a girl Mum has been trying to fix up with Adam for months. What follows is possibly the most excruciating family dinner scene of all time.

Meanwhile, Jim has been locked out as his dog, Wilson has swallowed his keys. And so the blind date continues, but will Mum's dream of an Adam and Tanya wedding come true?

Broadcast details

Friday 8th April 2011
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 14th April 2011 11:05pm C4
Thursday 30th June 2011 10:30pm E4
Friday 1st July 2011 2:30am E4
Monday 26th March 2012 12:05am E4
Saturday 29th September 2012 12:10am C4
Saturday 29th September 2012 3:35am 4seven
Sunday 30th September 2012 12:40am 4seven
Monday 1st October 2012 10:35pm 4seven
Saturday 25th May 2013 1:05am E4
Wednesday 26th December 2018 4:00am E4
Sunday 23rd February 2020 2:35am E4
Saturday 2nd May 2020 1:00am C4
Friday 23rd October 2020 3:55am E4
Saturday 13th February 2021 12:35am C4
Friday 14th May 2021 11:05pm C4

Cast & crew

Paul Ritter Martin
Tamsin Greig Jackie
Simon Bird Adam
Tom Rosenthal Jonny
Mark Heap Jim
Guest cast
Tuppence Middleton Tanya
Writing team
Robert Popper Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Robert Popper Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Nira Park Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Jeff Sherriff Production Designer

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