British Comedy Guide

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.

Next new episode is on Friday at 10pm. Series 5, Episode 4
Catch-up on Episode 3 on All 4   Series 5, Episode 3 is repeated on Thursday at 12:10am.

Press Clippings

In a somewhat peculiar turn of events, mum Jackie (Tamsin Greig) arranges her own surprise birthday party, hoping that none of her friends will find out that she is behind it. So it's down to dad Martin to pretend that he arranged it instead; obviously, the plan quickly goes awry when he realises he has got the date wrong.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 18th May 2018

Interview: Tracy-Ann Oberman

For Tracy-Ann Oberman, who plays recurring character Auntie Val, working on the latest instalment of Friday Night Dinner has been a great experience.

Luke Chillingsworth, The National Student, 11th May 2018

"Auntie" Val is staying at the Goodmans while estranged from her husband, much to Martin's chagrin as she has taken it upon herself to reorder the household. But when she ventures into Martin's sacred hideaway - his shed - and tries to dispose of a cherished 20-year-old tin of meat, he can stand no more ...

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 11th May 2018

Friday Night Dinner, review

This gentle sitcom should be required viewing for anti-Semitic trolls.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 5th May 2018

Friday Night Dinner, Channel 4 review

Predictable but fun.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 5th May 2018

Friday Night Dinner, Channel 4, review

Still a delicious mixture of slapstick and acid after five series.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 4th May 2018

TV review: Friday Night Dinner, C4

This is a grimly funny episode full of great lines and fabulous performances, including the dog.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th May 2018

Ah, the joy; the return of Robert Popper's always very funny sitcom about a Jewish family's ever-thwarted efforts to settle down for a customary Friday-night meal. Tonight, Mark Heap excels himself as oddball neighbour Jim, who has somehow managed to secure himself a date. He saddles the Goodmans with his enigmatic dog Wilson, about whose dietary habits we learn a little. All this eats into the quality time the parents, if not their sons, had hoped to spend in their new hot tub.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 4th May 2018

Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal interview

Returning to their childhood home for a meal at the end of the working week, bickering brothers Adam and Jonny (Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal) immediately revert to childish hijinks.

Vicki Power, The Daily Express, 30th April 2018

A very welcome new series for this reliably funny sitcom. As we return to the Goodman residence, the family have a new hot tub and Mark Heap's oddball neighbour Jim has a date - which really does prove that there's someone for everyone.

The Guardian, 27th April 2018

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