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“This series is a bit more extreme”

“This series is a bit more extreme”


The cast and creator of Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner spill the beans on series 6

By Virgin TV Edit

Get ready for a fresh helping of laughter and a hearty side of cringe, because the Goodmans are back for series 6 of Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner. And things are about to get even more bizarre for this most dysfunctional of television families.


If it’s not Dad (Paul Ritter) purchasing a disgusting caravan, it’s Mum (Tamsin Greig) freaking out at her sons getting girlfriends. As for what the boys are up to, this series finds Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) buying himself a coat that’s guaranteed to offend your eyes, while Adam (Simon Bird) decides it would be a good idea to gaffer tape his brother’s phone to the ceiling. Thought your nearest and dearest had their inexcusable quirks? You really should think again.

But it’s not just the immediate Goodman family to watch out for. Aunty Val (Tracy Ann Oberman) gets into the world of racy text messages, while eccentric neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) finds himself a new dog following Wilson’s sad demise at the end of the last series (#ripwilson).


Created by comedy writer extraordinaire Robert Popper (Peep ShowStath Lets Flats), Friday Night Dinner is laugh-out-loud funny, gloriously awkward and painfully relatable. And the new series looks set to serve up even more of what makes the show a British cult comedy hit.


Here, we sit down with Robert Popper, Tamsin Greig, Tom Rosenthal and Simon Bird to find out even more…



When is Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner on TV?

Friday Night Dinner airs on Channel 4/HD (CH 104/141) on Fridays at 10pm, with the first episode screening on 27 March. It is also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > All 4.


The six-part series will subsequently air every week until Friday 1 May.

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