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