Filming starts on Friday Night Dinner Series 6

Monday 28th October 2019, 10:17am

  • Friday Night Dinner Series 6 is now being filmed, to be shown on Channel 4 in 2020
  • Plotlines will include Dad buying a caravan, and Jim getting a new dog
  • Writer Robert Popper says: "I'm really looking forward to filming the people do the acting for the television"
Friday Night Dinner. Image shows from L to R: Jonny (Tom Rosenthal), Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig), Martin (Paul Ritter).

Filming is now underway on the sixth series of Friday Night Dinner.

The new run sees Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal all returning as the Goodman Family - with Mark Heap back as oddball neighbour Jim.

In the new episodes, Martin buys a grotty old caravan - and starts living in it; Jackie almost has a heart attack when the boys both get 'females'; Jonny buys the world's most disgusting coat; Adam gaffer-tapes Jonny's phone to the ceiling; Aunty Val takes up sexting; Horrible Grandma wreaks havoc in the Goodman household - and Jim gets a brand new dog...

Since launching in 2011, Friday Night Dinner has gone on to become one of Channel 4's longest-running sitcoms. The show has been building an audience, with the last series - shown in May 2018 - averaging 1.9m viewers, a 19% rise on Channel 4's normal Friday night slot performance.

Kenton Allen from production company Big Talk says: "Friday Night Dinner has grown into a phenomenal hit for all involved and the huge demand for new episodes is rather humbling. We look forward to launching Series 6, alongside a fabulous range of merchandise which we're currently developing to launch alongside the next season. Wilson Dog Biscuits anyone?"

The new episodes have again been written by Robert Popper. He says: "I'm really looking forward to filming the people do the acting for the television."

Fiona McDermott, Channel 4's head of comedy, comments: "I'm still not over Wilson... but a 6th series will put a smile back on my face. We're delighted to be working with Robert, this amazing cast and all at Big Talk on a remarkable 6th series."

Friday Night Dinner Series 6 will be shown on Channel 4 in 2020.

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