The Dinner Party. Image shows from L to R: Jackie (Jessie Wallace), Leo (Lee Evans), Roger (Rupert Graves), The Shrew (Elizabeth Berrington), Juliet (Alison Steadman)
The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party (2007)

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2007
  • 1 episode

One-off black comedy drama that looks beneath the veneer of seemingly idyllic village life. Stars Alun Armstrong, Alison Steadman and Lee Evans. Also features Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett, Marek Oravec, George Cole, Laura Greenwood and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2007
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
1
Stars
Lee Evans, Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett, Marek Oravec, George Cole, Alison Steadman, Laura Greenwood, Alun Armstrong and more
Writers
Tony Grounds and Surian Fletcher-Jones
Directors
Tony Grounds and Deborah Bowser
Producers
Sally Stokes, John Yorke and Alison Law
Companies

Having made a fortune in the City, successful Roger and his wife, the Shrew, celebrate Roger's 43rd birthday with a dinner party for two other couples at their lavish home. While their old friends Jim and Juliet desperately aspire to a more prosperous lifestyle, village newcomers Leo and Jackie have their eyes opened to the hierarchy of the suburbs. As the evening progresses, greed and envy come to the fore.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Philip Guyler.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 9th September 2007 at 9pm on BBC One
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Tuesday 9th November 2010 at 10:30pm on BBC4

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