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 5 - The Cage

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Val (Tracy-Ann Oberman)
Mum is in hospital having a 'woman's procedure', so Aunty Val is tasked with making the Friday night dinner.

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Mum is in hospital having a 'woman's procedure', so Aunty Val is tasked with making the Friday night dinner.

To the boys' horror, she spends most of the evening glued to a dating app, before showing them several photos of semi-naked men. Val is obsessed with one guy in particular - 'Loverboy 309' - who she's been stalking for months.

Adam and Jonny are relieved when Mum and Dad return, but there's no chance of any R&R for poor Jackie: Loverboy 309 is picking Val up from the house in 40 minutes.

Thus begins an evening of hell for the Goodmans as Val forces them to eat their lamb dinner in record time, followed by her secretly hated 'vomit-in-a-bowl' rice pudding.

Meanwhile, Jim has had an extra-large, galvanised steel dog cage delivered to the Goodmans' house - because he didn't want Milson to be upset by it turning up at his own house - and proceeds to build it in their living room. Naturally, there are typically disastrous consequences...

Broadcast details

Friday 24th April 2020
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 28th April 2020 11:40pm 4seven
Thursday 30th April 2020 12:05am C4
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 1:15am E4

Cast & crew

Paul Ritter Martin
Tamsin Greig Jackie
Simon Bird Adam
Tom Rosenthal Jonny
Mark Heap Jim
Tracy-Ann Oberman Val
Guest cast
Mark Hesketh Colin
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


Jim hates Auntie Val's rice pudding

Have you ever tried Jewish rice pudding?

Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Mark Heap (Jim) & Tracy-Ann Oberman (Val).

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