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 (2007)

BBC One comedy drama about three couples at a party. 1 episode in 2007. Stars Lee Evans, Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett, Marek Oravec and others.

The Dinner Party

One-off black comedy drama that looks beneath the veneer of seemingly idyllic village life. Stars Alun Armstrong, Alison Steadman and Lee Evans

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Starring
Lee Evans, Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett, Marek Oravec, George Cole, Alison Steadman, Laura Greenwood, Alun Armstrong and others
Writer
Tony Grounds
Director
Tony Grounds
Producer
Sally Stokes

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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music by Philip Guyler.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 9th September 2007 on BBC One at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Tuesday 9th November 2010 at 10:30pm on BBC4

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