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.

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

Series 5, Episode 1 - The Other Jackie

Mum and dad get a hot tub, and Jim brings a date round for a disastrous dinner.

Further details

Across the six new episodes in Series 5 of Friday Night Dinner, Mum and Dad get a hot tub, much to the horror of Adam and Jonny; Adam accidentally sets his car on fire; Jonny won't stop prank-calling Adam; Dad becomes obsessed with his old, terrifying ventriloquist dummy; Mum organises her own, terrible surprise party; Jim goes on a date from beyond hell; Horrible Grandma comes back for more horribleness - and the family have dinner.

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Other Jackie (Rosie Cavaliero), Jim (Mark Heap).

Broadcast details

Friday 4th May 2018
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
    Benjamin Lok Waiter
    Rosie Cavaliero Other Jackie
    Writing team
    Robert Popper Writer
    Production team
    Martin Dennis Director
    Peter Griffiths 1st Assistant Director
    Robert Popper Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Hannah Wilcock Line Producer
    Lucien Clayton Editor
    Kyz Kistell Production Designer
    Robert Sterne Casting Director
    Ceri Walford Costume Designer
    Matt Wicks Director of Photography
    Vicky Voller Make-up Designer


    Jim's date

    Adam and Jonny catch their neighbour Jim on a date.

    Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Mark Heap (Jim), Benjamin Lok (Waiter), Rosie Cavaliero (Other Jackie).


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