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

Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4 sitcom about a dysfunctional family. 37 episodes (6 series), 2011 - 2020. Stars Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and others.

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Inside secrets of Friday Night Dinner

When Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper was looking for inspiration for his family-based sitcom, he didn't have far to look.

James Brinsford, The Mirror, 15th May 2020

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

Youngsters quiz Friday Night Dinner's Robert Popper

Jewish schoolchildren pick the brains of the man behind the UK's number one lockdown comedy.

Brigit Grant, Jewish News Online, 16th April 2020

Friday Night Dinner - season 6 review

Friday Night Dinner has returned for a sixth season, and it's with a heavy heart that I say I wish it hadn't.

Aron Rosenthal, The Student Newspaper, 14th April 2020

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

Friday Night Dinner storms to record ratings

Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner is continuing to attract huge audiences, with the first of the new series now All 4's most-watched ever comedy episode.

British Comedy Guide, 7th April 2020

Friday Night Dinner: Am I turning into Jackie?

Friday Night Dinner is back for a sixth series - and it's the perfect lockdown binge-watch, says Keren David.

Keren David, The Jewish Chronicle, 2nd April 2020

With perfect timing for these glum times the consummate sitcom Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4, Friday) returned. The set up of Robert Popper's comedy is simplicity itself. Every week, two Jewish sons return to their parents' London home for Shabbat dinner. The evening is frequently interrupted by next door neighbour Jim and his dog. Otherwise, the boys (Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal) bicker, mum (Tamsin Greig) fusses, and dad (Paul Ritter), prone to overheating, takes his shirt off. This time there was something new on the scene: an old caravan, bought by dad because, "I went in one when I was a boy". Oh, and Jim has a new dog. Suburban comedy at its best.

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 28th March 2020

Friday Night Dinner criticism is missing the point

Robert Popper's brilliant Channel 4 sitcom has been criticised over its run for the fact that every episode plays out the same, with Adam and Jonny arriving for a dinner they'll never eat due to a series of increasingly chaotic events. But that criticism is missing the point as it's exactly what makes Friday Night Dinner such a hit. The best sitcoms often work because fans know what to expect and the show gives it to them. While Friday Night Dinner might take this literally with its familiar beats, that's what gives Popper's sitcom its extra seasoning.

Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy, 27th March 2020

Friday Night Dinner, review

The menu hasn't changed - and nor would we want it to.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 27th March 2020