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

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Series 3, Episode 3 - Mr Morris Returns

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Nellie (Frances Cuka), Mr Morris (Harry Landis)
The family are distraught when Grandma gets engaged to Mr Morris, her horrible 85-year-old boyfriend. Meanwhile, Jim collects money for charity, while dressed in full dog costume, complete with doggy testicles.

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Further details

The family are stunned when Grandma announces she's back with Mr Morris (her horrible 85 year-old male friend from Series 2, who tried to beat up all the men of the house), and has invited him over for dinner. Grandma assures the family that his terrible temper is now under control. "Whenever he gets angry, he just sits in his car and screams."

Mr Morris is on his best behaviour, presenting mum with a photograph of himself as a youth. "I was a very good-looking young man. Much more good-looking that your two boys."

After a stressful dinner, during which Mr Morris moans about the number of "punk rockers" everywhere, Mr Morris gets down on one knee and proposes to Grandma. To the family's horror, she accepts. "We're engaged!" says Grandma, delighted. Mum is horrified.

To celebrate, Mr Morris takes them all out bowling, but it doesn't go well, as Mr Morris picks arguments with every man who dares even look at Grandma. It all culminates in a massive brawl involving Mr Morris and Jim, who happens to be dressed in full dog costume, complete with doggy testicles.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th July 2014
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th July 2014 1:05am 4seven
Sunday 6th July 2014 12:00am 4seven
Friday 11th July 2014 2:40am 4seven
Saturday 8th August 2015 2:50am E4
Thursday 31st December 2015 3:20am C4
Sunday 3rd January 2016 12:05am 4seven
Sunday 30th December 2018 2:55am E4
Sunday 8th March 2020 1:20am E4
Friday 12th March 2021 12:05am C4

Cast & crew

Paul Ritter Martin
Tamsin Greig Jackie
Simon Bird Adam
Tom Rosenthal Jonny
Mark Heap Jim
Guest cast
Frances Cuka Nellie (Grandma)
Harry Landis Mr Morris
Jamie Demetriou Bowling Manager
Barry Martin Elderly Customer
Writing team
Robert Popper Writer
Production team
Martin Dennis Director
Robert Popper Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Paul Machliss Editor
Kyz Kistell Production Designer


Six Erotic Months

A lovely family dinner makes everything feel much better...

Featuring: Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Frances Cuka (Nellie) & Harry Landis (Mr Morris).

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