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.

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
Robert Popper Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Kyz Kistell Production 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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