Friday Night Dinner

Series 2 - 2. Mr Morris

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Dotty grandma arrives for dinner with her terrible new boyfriend, or “male companion” as she prefers. He’s a mean-spirited old man who arrives by crashing his car into the Goodmans’ front door before berating the household. Again, it’s an episode that relies heavily on farce and eye-popping outrage, so it wears thin quite quickly. But Harry Landis, as the boyfriend, is gloriously awful, whether he’s engaging in excruciating displays of affection with grandma (“I’m all randy”) to claiming he’s been abused by the entirely innocent Adam (Simon Bird). And there’s a welcome, though all too brief, visit from febrile neighbour Jim (Mark Heap).

About this programme

2/7. Grandma introduces the family to her new boyfriend, but the old curmudgeon quickly upsets everyone with his rude behaviour. Dad cannot stand him and hides in his shed, but nobody is prepared for what happens when the guest suddenly loses his temper. Comedy, starring Simon Bird.

Cast and crew

Cast

Dad
Paul Ritter
Mum
Tamsin Greig
Adam
Simon Bird
Jonny
Tom Rosenthal
Jim
Mark Heap
Grandma
Frances Cuka
Mr Morris
Harry Landis

Crew

Director
Martin Dennis
Executive Producer
Kenton Allen
Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy
Executive Producer
Nira Park
Producer
Robert Popper
Writer
Robert Popper
Categories
Comedy