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.

Another series is in development.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Buggy

When Jonny discovers Adam's old diary, he learns a terrible secret and war breaks out in the Goodman household.

Further details

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

When Jonny discovers Adam's old diary, he learns a terrible secret: when Adam was 11, he secretly dumped Jonny's beloved 'Pandy' panda bear toy in the outside bin, never to be seen again.

This unleashes a war in the house, with Jonny threatening to destroy Adam's equally beloved, old rabbit toy, 'Buggy'. Fights rage in every room, with mum and dad are unable to control their two twenty-something sons, who have become 13 again.

Desperate to hide his precious comfort toy from his angry brother, Adam gives Buggy to just about the worst person possible - neighbour, Jim.

Meanwhile, dad will not stop sneezing on everything ("He sneezed on a baby today - so embarrassing," says mum). Later, when dinner is served, dad sneezes over all the food and mum's delicious Friday night dinner is ruined.

But what happens when hopeless Jim accidentally loses Buggy in a lake? And why is Jim speaking Chinese?

Broadcast details

Sunday 7th October 2012
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Paul Ritter Martin
    Tamsin Greig Jackie
    Simon Bird Adam
    Tom Rosenthal Jonny
    Mark Heap Jim
    Guest cast
    Daphne Cheung Yi Jing
    Writing team
    Robert Popper Writer
    Production team
    Martin Dennis 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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