Friday Night Dinner

Series 3 will shoot this Summer to transmit in 2014 on Channel 4.

Series 2

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Friday Night Dinner – the award-winning comedy series – returned to Channel 4 with a new 6 part series and a Christmas Special.

For the Goodman family, Friday Night Dinner is just like Sunday lunch: just take two days away, change the meal to dinner, and you’ve pretty much got it. Adam (SIMON BIRD) and his brother, Jonny (TOM ROSENTHAL), view Friday night dinner as a necessary annoyance – necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with mum (TAMSIN GREIG) and dad (PAUL RITTER).

In series 2, Adam goes on a date with a girl who smells like mum, Jonny starts going out with a much older woman, mum is forced out the house by a mouse, dad starts drying fish in the downstairs cupboard, neighbour Jim makes a birthday cake for his dog, Wilson, grandma gets a new boyfriend who no one likes, and we meet dad’s mother – ‘Horrible Grandma’.

Writer/Producer: Robert Popper
Director: Martin Dennis (S2)
Executive Producers: Kenton Allen, Caroline Leddy & Nira Park
Episodes: 7

Series 1

Available on DVD and iTunes.

Big Talk Productions & Popper Pictures

Friday Night Dinner is the first ever really funny Jewish comedy on British TV.

It’s all about a family – the Goodman family.

Each episode takes place over the course of a Friday night, as twenty-something brothers Adam (Simon Bird) and Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) return to the family home for dinner with their parents (Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter).

It’s a post-watershed family show. Big in feel, warm but modern, quirky and very, very funny.

Writer/Producer: Robert Popper
Director: Steve Bendelack
Executive Producers: Kenton Allen, Caroline Leddy & Nira Park
Cast: Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books), Paul Ritter (Pulling), Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and newcomer Tom Rosenthal
Broadcaster: Channel 4
Episodes: 6

Visit Channel 4′s Friday Night Dinner site here.

‘Superb stuff’ The Guardian

‘Brilliantly Funny’ Heat

‘Proper belly-laughs’ The Sun