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.

Another series is in development.

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Channel 4 orders sixth Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner will return to Channel 4 in 2020 for a new, sixth series.

British Comedy Guide, 13th May 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

I Talk Telly Award nominations published

Nominees for TV blog I Talk Telly's 2018 awards have been revealed, with the final series of ITV's Benidorm amongst those leading the running.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd November 2018

Viewers react to Friday Night Dinner character death

Friday Night Dinner said goodbye to a beloved cast member tonight in a episode that may go down as one of the saddest in TV history.

Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 8th June 2018

The last in a superb series that, far from running out of steam, has discovered perpetual comedic motion. Tonight, Mum makes the boys assemble a bookshelf for a mysterious project she is working on, Adam is expecting a call from America, and Jim's dog Wilson is doing "dollops" in the flowerbed.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 8th June 2018

Another Shabbat dinner deteriorates into chaos in the most unlikely circumstances. Tonight, the mayhem is down to Martin's microscope obsession ("This hair is from my armpit"), visits by the police, Adam being asked to play the violin and an imaginary rectum issue. Laugh-out-loud funny.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 1st June 2018

Robert Popper's sitcom about the shambolic Goodman family and their attempts to have a quiet Shabbat dinner continues. Martin uncovers an old ventriloquist's dummy and begins wreaking havoc. Plus, a guest joins the bambinos in the form of Jonny's friend Ben (Liam Williams), who has just been dumped.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 25th May 2018

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