Series 3

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Friday Night Dinner – the award-winning comedy series – returns to Channel 4 for a third helping.

Starting 10pm Friday 20th June 2014 on Channel 4.

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 3, Dad paints a picture of mum that looks like Margaret Thatcher, mum tries to practice her counselling on the boys, Adam brings a ‘female’ home for dinner, Jonny gets a revolting tattoo, Jim swallows his dog’s sleeping pills, and grandma is getting married to the horrible Mr Morris…

Wonderfully played by an ensemble cast, including Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Black Books), Simon Bird (Inbetweeners), Paul Ritter (Pulling) and Tom Rosenthal (Plebs), plus special guest star, Mark Heap (Green Wing, Spaced), Friday Night Dinner is a truly original series about growing up but not growing away. In the best traditions of Channel Four comedy, it successfully marries the ground-breaking with the familiar and best of all, it’s really, really funny.

Friday Night Dinner is written and produced by Robert Popper, whose combined credits as a writer/producer/script editor include Look Around You, Peep Show, South Park, The Inbetweeners, Him & Her, The IT Crowd and many more iconic series of recent times. He also wrote the massive selling ‘Timewaster Letters’ books under his pseudonym, Robin Cooper.

Broadcaster: Channel 4
Episodes: 6 x 30′

Writer/Producer: Robert Popper
Director: Martin Dennis
Executive Producers: Kenton Allen and Caroline Leddy

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’.

Broadcaster: Channel 4
Episodes: 7 x 30′

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

Series 1

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.

Broadcaster: Channel 4
Episodes: 6 x 30′

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

Visit Channel 4′s Friday Night Dinner site here.

‘Superb stuff’ The Guardian

‘Brilliantly Funny’ Heat

‘Proper belly-laughs’ The Sun

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