Friday Night Dinner
- 5 Seasons
Friday Night Dinner is a British sitcom depicting life in a Jewish family in London each Friday night when the family gathers for a family meal to start the weekend. The show was created and written by Robert Popper of Popper Pictures and Big Talk Productions in the U.K. The show was first broadcast on the Channel 4 network and has aired around the world following distribution by BBC Worldwide. Two seasons and a Christmas special have been produced totalling seven 25 minute episodes in each season of Friday Night Dinner; the show first aired in 2011 in the U.K. The television series Friday Night Dinner details the meals prepared for the Goodman family, a Jewish family living in London who have a large extended family. The main characters in the family are Jackie and Martin, played by Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter; the Goodman's two adult son's, Adam and Jonny both in their 20s also live at home and attend the friday night meals. During each episode the meals prepared by Jackie for her family are interrupted by neighbors, family members or fights between the members of the family. The plotlines used in Friday Night Dinner are generally developed to tell everyday stories, such as the bringing home of a new boyfriend by the Grandmother of the family. The first episode of the show details the efforts of Jackie to watch the final of a reality TV show whilst attempting to make the Friday night meal and deal with clearing out unwanted items from their home. The Goodman's adult sons are often the stimulus for much of the comedy and tension between the characters, in most episodes Jonny and Adam argue as if they were teenagers instead of grown men. Jackie spends a large portion of the show attempting to find romantic relationships for her children and ensure they marry the right females. The Goodman's neighbor, Jim Bell is a frequent visitor to the Goodman's home usually with a mysterious story about how he cannot be in his own home that is never properly explained.