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

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom about a dysfunctional family. 37 episodes (6 series), 2011 - 2020. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and others.

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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