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), Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal).

Series 5, Episode 5 - The Violin

Adam arrives home with his old violin. As a special treat Mum has made him agree to play for Grandma, who's coming for dinner. But Adam's not happy - he hasn't played for 12 years and has always hated playing the violin. Jonny is relishing every moment.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st June 2018
Channel 4
30 minutes


    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
    Jonny Holden Spencer
    Bethan Mary-James PC Sally Gatley
    Dominic Carter Policeman
    Frances Cuka Nellie (Grandma) (Voice)
    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 plays the Violin

    Jim's method for playing the violin is a bit... different?

    Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Mark Heap (Jim), Bethan Mary-James (PC Sally Gatley), Dominic Carter (Policeman).


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