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 6 - The Females

Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Martin (Paul Ritter), Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Lucy One (Pearl Mackie)
Adam and Jonny finally bring their "females" home to meet their parents, and just to add to the potential confusion both girls are called Lucy. Before the objects of their affection can make it out of the car, the boys rush into the house to give Mum and Dad a last-minute rundown of the "rules". Though Mum seems delighted, Dad fails to make the best first impression. Nevertheless, the evening is saved from complete disaster thanks to some exciting revelations.

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Further details

At last, the moment has come - the boys are finally bringing their girlfriends home to meet the parents...

The boys arrive home in Adam's crappy car with Jonny's girlfriend - aka Lucy One and Adam's girlfriend - aka Lucy Two. Yup, both the girls are called Lucy. But before they all get out the car, the boys rush into the house to give mum and dad a secret rundown of the 'rules' for the night...


This episode ends with a tribute to Frances Cuka, 1936 - 2020.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2020
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 6th May 2020 12:40am 4seven
Thursday 7th May 2020 1:00am C4
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 1:45am E4
Saturday 15th May 2021 1:05am C4

Cast & crew

Paul Ritter Martin
Tamsin Greig Jackie
Simon Bird Adam
Tom Rosenthal Jonny
Mark Heap Jim
Guest cast
Pearl Mackie Lucy One
Rebecca Humphries Lucy Two
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


Glass in the soup

Adam and Jonny bring their 'females' home to meet the parents. Cue an overexcited Jackie and an extremely embarrassing Martin...

Featuring: Paul Ritter (Martin), Tamsin Greig (Jackie), Simon Bird (Adam), Tom Rosenthal (Jonny), Mark Heap (Jim), Pearl Mackie (Lucy One) & Rebecca Humphries (Lucy Two).


Robert Popper's family comedy comes to an end with the Goodman boys finally bringing their girlfriends over to meet mum Tamsin Greig, yet not without a typical dose of drama and predictable gags, especially as theyre both called Lucy. There's glass in the soup, unexpected arrivals and embarrassing anecdotes galore.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 1st May 2020

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