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Friday Night Dinner

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy
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Episode 6: The Date

Summary

Adam is shocked to find his mother has set him up on a date by inviting Tanya Green to dinner, and his father has dressed in a suit for the occasion. Meanwhile, Jim is locked out of his house when his dog swallows his keys. Comedy, starring Simon Bird.
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Review

Adam arrives for dinner at mum and dad’s, but things seem a little off-kilter. Dad Martin (Paul Ritter, who should be crowned a comedy king in a special ceremony) is dressed in a suit, the table is laid with flowers and “mum’s posh bowls” — and there’s an extra place set for dinner. Of course, it’s a trap, one that Adam (Simon Bird) walks straight into when mum (super Tamsin Greig) announces that Tanya Green will be joining the Goodman family for their end-of-the-week get-together.
Poor unsuspecting Adam has been set up on a date by his infuriatingly well-meaning mother and what follows is excruciating: an acutely painful succession of burps and nosebleeds from dad and inappropriateness from mum (“Give her a kiss hello, Adam”).
But even these levels of raw embarrassment count for nothing when weird neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) arrives with Winston, his lugubrious dog. Winston has swallowed Jim’s keys, which is the cue for a toe-curling sequence with man, beast, a newspaper and a twig.
It’s the last episode of Robert Popper’s cheerfully silly comedy. Oh, how I will miss it.

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Credits

Cast

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MumTamsin Greig
DadPaul Ritter
AdamSimon Bird
JonnyTom Rosenthal
JimMark Heap
Tanya GreenTuppence Middleton

Crew

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DirectorSteve Bendelack
Executive producerKenton Allen
Executive producerCaroline Leddy
Executive producerNira Park
WriterRobert Popper

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  • Episode 6

    The Date

    - , RTÉ2

    Summary

    Adam is shocked to find his mother has set him up on a date by inviting Tanya Green to dinner, and his father has dressed in a suit for the occasion. Meanwhile, Jim is locked out of his house when his dog swallows his keys. Comedy, starring Simon Bird.
    Recommended

    Review

    Adam arrives for dinner at mum and dad’s, but things seem a little off-kilter. Dad Martin (Paul Ritter, who should be crowned a comedy king in a special ceremony) is dressed in a suit, the table is laid with flowers and “mum’s posh bowls” — and there’s an extra place set for dinner. Of course, it’s a trap, one that Adam (Simon Bird) walks straight into when mum (super Tamsin Greig) announces that Tanya Green will be joining the Goodman family for their end-of-the-week get-together.
    Poor unsuspecting Adam has been set up on a date by his infuriatingly well-meaning mother and what follows is excruciating: an acutely painful succession of burps and nosebleeds from dad and inappropriateness from mum (“Give her a kiss hello, Adam”).
    But even these levels of raw embarrassment count for nothing when weird neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) arrives with Winston, his lugubrious dog. Winston has swallowed Jim’s keys, which is the cue for a toe-curling sequence with man, beast, a newspaper and a twig.
    It’s the last episode of Robert Popper’s cheerfully silly comedy. Oh, how I will miss it.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | SUB

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    MumTamsin Greig
    DadPaul Ritter
    AdamSimon Bird
    JonnyTom Rosenthal
    JimMark Heap
    Tanya GreenTuppence Middleton

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSteve Bendelack
    Executive producerKenton Allen
    Executive producerCaroline Leddy
    Executive producerNira Park
    WriterRobert Popper

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