British Comedy Guide

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

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom about a dysfunctional family. 25 episodes (4 series), 2011 - 2016. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and others.

Series 4, Episode 1 is repeated on E4 today at Midnight

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.

Full synopsis

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
1.18 million viewers (6.00% audience share)


  1. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 23.05
  2. Thursday 30th June 2011 at 22.30 on E4
  3. Friday 1st July 2011 at 02.30 on E4
  4. Monday 26th March 2012 at 00.05 on E4
  5. Saturday 29th September 2012 at 00.10
  6. Saturday 29th September 2012 at 03.35 on 4seven
  7. Sunday 30th September 2012 at 00.40 on 4seven
  8. Monday 1st October 2012 at 22.35 on 4seven
  9. Saturday 25th May 2013 at 01.05 on E4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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 Exec Producer
Nira Park Exec Producer
Caroline Leddy Exec Producer
Jeffrey Sherriff (as Jeff Sherriff) Production Designer
Lucien Clayton Editor

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