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

Series 5, Episode 6 - Wilson

The boys are threatened with no crumble if they don't help assemble a wooden shelf for Mum's old books and folders that has baffled Dad. Jonny winds Adam up incessantly about an important call he is expecting from America. Meanwhile, Jim drives them mad as he keeps letting his dog Wilson do his 'dollops' in the flowerbed by Mum and Dad's drive.

Further details

The boys arrive home to find mum and dad arguing in the garage. They're trying to put together a wooden shelf unit for mum's old books and folders, but can't seem to work out where all the bits go. The boys instantly refuse to help. Mum threatens them with no crumble. The boys begrudgingly agree to help later. Adam is not happy as he has an important work call from America later and he wants to make sure he's ready for the call...

Meanwhile, Jim has been driving mum and dad mad. He keeps letting his dog, Wilson do its toilet (or as Jim says "its dollops") in the flowerbed at the top of mum and dad's drive. Jim keeps asking for more and more dollop bags. Mum has had enough!

Jim tells them that Wilson hasn't been feeling well lately - he keeps doing so many "dollops" but hasn't been eating for a week. On top of that, Wilson hasn't even wanted to watch his favourite TV programme - University Challenge.

At dinner, Jonny wastes no time winding Adam up, and keeps phoning Adam from different phones, pretending to be Adam's important call from America. Adam vows revenge.

The boys are sent out later to help dad finish making mum's unit in the garage. To their dismay, dad has thrown the instructions away. "Luckily both your sons are qualified carpenters" jokes an annoyed Adam.

When Jonny calls Adam again, pretending to be his important work call from America, Adam flips, takes a hammer and smashes Jonny's phone.

As Jonny chases Adam out the garage in anger, they bump into Jim - in a real panic - "Quick - Wilson's not moving..." Oh no - Wilson is lying on the ground, seemingly lifeless. Can the family save Jim's precious Wilson...?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 8th June 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
    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

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    Dollops

    Jim has been driving mum and dad mad. He keeps letting Wilson do his "dollops" in the flowerbed at the top of mum and dad's drive.

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

    Shelf

    The boys are trying to put together a wooden shelf unit for mum's old books and folders, but can't seem to work out where all the bits go.

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

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