Friday Night Dinner

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Friday Night Dinner
GenreBlack comedy, cringe comedy, farce, sitcom, slapstick
Created byRobert Popper
Written byRobert Popper
StarringTamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Mark Heap
Opening theme“Animal (Punks Jump Up Remix)” by Miike Snow
Original language(s)British
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes37
Running time20-25 mins
Original networkChannel 4, All 4, 4Music, Netflix
Original release25 February 2011 (2011-02-25) –
1 May 2020 (2020-05-01)

Friday Night Dinner is a British television sitcom written and produced by Robert Popper. It stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap.[1] The series aired from 2011-2020 on Channel 4. The first series of the show was nominated for Best Situation Comedy at the BAFTAs in 2012.[2]

Description[change | change source]

Friday Night Dinner follows the Jewish middle-class Goodman family as they have Shabbat dinner. The family is made up of the mother Jackie Goodman (Tamsin Greig), father Martin (Paul Ritter), elder son and musician Adam (Simon Bird), and younger son and estate agent Jonny (Tom Rosenthal). The show depicts the numerous interruptions to their dinner. These disruptions are often caused by the sons playing pranks on each other or by their neighbour, Jim (Mark Heap).

Episode list[change | change source]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1625 February 2011 (2011-02-25)8 April 2011 (2011-04-08)
267 October 2012 (2012-10-07)11 November 2012 (2012-11-11)
Special24 December 2012 (2012-12-24)
3620 June 2014 (2014-06-20)25 July 2014 (2014-07-25)
4622 July 2016 (2016-07-22)26 August 2016 (2016-08-26)
564 May 2018 (2018-05-04)8 June 2018 (2018-06-08)
6627 March 2020 (2020-03-27)1 May 2020 (2020-05-01)

Cast[change | change source]

Actor Character Played from
Tamsin Greig Jacqueline "Jackie" Goodman 2011–2020
Paul Ritter Martin Goodman 2011–2020
Simon Bird Adam Goodman 2011–2020
Tom Rosenthal Jonathan "Jonny" Goodman 2011–2020
Mark Heap James "Jim" Bell 2011–2020
Frances Cuka Eleanor "Nellie" Buller 2011-2018
Tracy-Ann Oberman Valerie "Val" Lewis 2011–2020
Harry Landis Lou Morris 2012–2014
Rosalind Knight Cynthia Goodman 2012, 2016–2020

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tamsin Greig and Pulling's Paul Ritter to star in Channel 4 comedy". the Guardian. 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  2. "Television Awards Winners in 2012". 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2021-04-13.

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