Friday Night Dinner

10:30pm Monday, December 24 on C4

It’s Christmas Day and Mum has made a fantastic Christmas dinner. The boys are delighted that Grandma is coming round, but horrified that dad’s mother – ‘Horrible Grandma’ – is coming too. It can only get worse with a dog in an oxygen mask, ‘horrible dry turkey’, a prank with spaghetti bolognaise and Jim dressed as Father Christmas…

10:00pm Sunday, November 11 on C4

In the last episode of the series the boys come home to find the place in a real state. The builders have been in, and everywhere there’s mess. On top of this, there’s a mouse in the house, and mum is hiding in the shed. But when Jim pops round to see if he can help around the house, something quite terrible happens to him, and mum is forced to ask Jim over for dinner. Jim’s conversation skills have a lot to be desired (‘Martin, are you circumcised?’) but things get even worse, as Jim leaves a trail of destruction in the house…

10:00pm Sunday, October 21 on C4

To get out of cleaning the loft with Dad and Adam, Jonny claims to have dislocated his shoulder. But when Adam discovers he’s lying, he threatens to tell mum immediately. “Fine,” says Jonny, ‘”Then I’ll just tell her all the grotty details of what you got up to with Hayley Posner”. Adam is horrified. Hayley was Adam’s blind date, who he slept with and then never called back, “because she smelt like mum”. Mum mustn’t find this out, so Adam has to let Jonny get away with his pretend bad shoulder. Meanwhile mum and dad are not on speaking terms. There’s been a terrible argument. Dad tells the boys that the reason – much to their horror – is ‘sexual’. Contact: Rich Cain; rich@ianjohnsonpublicity.co.uk

9:00pm Wednesday, October 10 on C4

The award-winning comedy series continues Channel 4. The boys are excited: grandma is coming for dinner, and tonight she’s bringing her new boyfriend; 82 year-old Lou Morris, a horrible, vain man, who sports a trilby and a Hitler-ish moustache. None of the family can see what lovely grandma sees in him. Dad hides in his shed. But none of the family are quite prepared for what happens when Mr Morris suddenly loses his temper.

10:05pm Sunday, October 7 on C4

The award-winning comedy series returns to Channel 4 with a new six-part series. When Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) discovers Adam’s (Simon Bird) old diary, he learns a terrible secret: when Adam was 11, he secretly dumped Jonny’s beloved ‘Pandy’ panda bear toy in the dustbin, never to be seen again. This unleashes a war in the house, as Jonny threatens to destroy Adam’s equally beloved, old rabbit toy, Buggy…

10:00pm Friday, March 4 on C4

When Adam and Jonny come home to find Dad secretly peering into his underpants with a magnifying glass, they’re desperate to find out what he’s looking at. Meanwhile, Mum is just trying to have a nice Friday night, but Jim – the neighbour who’s terrified of his own dog – keeps interrupting the meal. Dad takes Adam – who’s single – into the toilet to have a private chat about ‘females’. Soon the whole family are in the loo quizzing poor Adam. Jonny is loving it. And finally, the secret behind Dad’s pants-peering is revealed.

10:00pm Friday, February 25 on C4

Mum (Tamsin Greig) and dad (Paul Ritter) are having a clear-out, but dad is reluctant to chuck away all his old magazines, roping in Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) to hide them. Neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) keeps interrupting the family dinner wanting to use their toilet as he’s mysteriously broken his own. Dad has forgotten that he asked a man off eBay to come and pick up their old sofabed. Mum is livid that her meal is ruined. The sofabed weighs a ton, and gets stuck on the staircase. Mum and Adam (Simon Bird) are stranded upstairs. How will they ever get down? And will Mum ever get to see her precious Masterchef ?

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