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), Jackie (Tamsin Greig).

Series 5, Episode 3 - The Surprise

It's Mum's birthday and she's having a surprise party for 44 guests. Only snag is - she's secretly organised it herself!

Further details

It's Mum's birthday and she's having a surprise party for 44 guests. Only snag is - she's secretly organised it herself! The boys waste no time in teasing her. Mum's friends are not allowed to find out, so Dad has to pretend he arranged it. Adam and Jonny take Mum out for a pre-party drink, before she's set to return for the 'big surprise', but Dad realises he's made a terrible mistake and told all the guests the party is for the following week. He's now desperate to stall Mum's return, and get as many guests as he can to the party in 30 minutes.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 18th May 2018
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Paul Ritter Martin
    Tamsin Greig Jackie
    Simon Bird Adam
    Tom Rosenthal Jonny
    Mark Heap Jim
    Tracy Ann Oberman Val
    Guest cast
    Rosalind Knight Cynthia ('Horrible' Grandma Goodman)
    Benjamin Lok Waiter
    Chris Hayward Barman
    Eileen Dunwoodie Quiet Sue
    Julie Jupp Hilary
    Pooja Ghai Sarah
    Jack Chissick Ralf
    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

    Videos

    Surprise party preperations

    Mum is planning her own surprise party... but Adam and Jonny are late, and Dad doesn't know where to put the flowers.

    Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny).

    Party guest list

    Mum is planning her own surprise party... and asks Dad to run through the guest list.

    Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny).

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