Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Adam (Simon Bird), Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal)
Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2011 - 2020
  • 37 episodes (6 series)

Channel 4 sitcom observing as twenty-something brothers Adam and Jonny go round to their parents' house for Friday night dinner. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Heap and Tracy-Ann Oberman

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Series 6, Episode 3 - The Au Pair

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Gibby (Sally Phillips), Martin (Paul Ritter)
Adam and Jonny arrive home to find a strange woman dressed head-to-toe in pink: it's Gibby, their old au pair, who has made a surprise visit.

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Further details

Adam and Jonny arrive home to find a strange woman dressed head-to-toe in pink: it's Gibby, their old au pair, who has made a surprise visit. It's certainly a surprise to the boys, who have absolutely no memory of her...

Gibby has been getting on Mum and Dad's nerves: not only does she cry at just about anything, she's also obsessed with traditional English cream tea, after becoming hooked on the stuff 25 years ago when she last stayed with the Goodmans. To make matters worse, Jim pops round and instantly falls in love with Gibby - and it soon turns into an infatuation.

When the family finally give in mid-dinner and take Gibby out for a cream tea, the scone, cream and jam combo doesn't live up to her expectations, so she locks herself in the loo. Luckily, lovestruck Jim is on hand to save the day and 'liberate Gibby'.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 10th April 2020
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th April 2020 1:15am 4seven
Wednesday 15th April 2020 10:35pm C4
Wednesday 27th May 2020 12:10am E4

Cast & crew

Cast
Paul Ritter Martin
Tamsin Greig Jackie
Simon Bird Adam
Tom Rosenthal Jonny
Mark Heap Jim
Tracy-Ann Oberman Val
Guest cast
Sally Phillips Gibby
Timothy Baggaley Neville/Bradley
Hilary Greatorex Shirley
Molly Byrne Waitress
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
Lucy Jack Line Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Kyz Kistell Production Designer
Robert Sterne Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Sarah Bartles-Smith Director of Photography
Vicky Voller Make-up Designer
Paul Mindel 1st Assistant Director

Video

Going for cream tea with Jim

The family's cream-tea-obsessed former au pair pays the Goodmans a surprise visit. But there's nothing sweet about this reunion.

Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Mark Heap (Jim), Sally Phillips (Gibby), Timothy Baggaley (Neville/Bradley), Hilary Greatorex (Shirley) & Molly Byrne (Waitress).

Press

The Goodmans arrive home to discover a bizarre apparition in pink. "Gibby" (Sally Phillips) was apparently once their au pair (though the boys can't remember her at all), and has dropped in for a visit. Before long, Jim has fallen in love with her: can he liberate her after she locks herself in the loo?

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 10th April 2020

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