The Radio Times logo

Friday Night Dinner's upcoming sixth series likely to be the last

Star Simon Bird said that the cast was "ready to say goodbye" to the sitcom

Published: Sunday, 15th March 2020 at 10:00 am

Friday Night Dinner is returning for a sixth series later this month - and according to one of the show's stars it could be the last time we're treated to new episodes of the sitcom.


Former Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, who plays Adam on the show, said that it was "probably the end" of the sitcom, adding that the cast were "ready to say goodbye".

"Every series it feels more like ‘OK, we’re ready to say goodbye to these characters," he said, speaking to NME.

And if this series does prove to be the final one, Bird's co-star Paul Ritter reckons it will be a fitting note to go out on.

"There is greater agony and ecstasy in this [season]," he said, "there are wonderful things that happen."

Meanwhile Tamsin Greig, who stars as Jackie said that this season takes things further than previous installments of the show.

"There are things that happen this series that you couldn’t have put in the first series," she said. "We put somebody in a cage!”

The series, which made its debut in 2011, has consistently brought in impressive viewing figures for Channel 4 - and if it does end now it will go down as one of its most successful sitcoms in recent years.

The show is written by former Peep Show producer Robert Propper, and revolves around the exploits of the Goodman family, whose two adult sons return to their parent's house every Friday evening for a family meal.


Friday Night Dinner series 6 begins on Channel 4 on Friday 27th March


Sponsored content