Friday Night Dinner

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The one where … TV’s tired revivals like Friends reunited cover the same old ground
Why bother with getting the Botoxed gang back together when new shows are what we really need now?

Michael Hogan

30, May, 2021 @6:15 AM

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TV tonight: celebrate a decade of Robert Popper’s sitcom Friday Night Dinner
Come for the insight, stay for the behind-the-scenes footage of the late Paul Ritter. Plus: Mary Beard goes inside culture. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale and Damon Wise

28, May, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Farewell Friday Night Dinner: the joyous Jewish sitcom that became a national treasure
This brilliantly odd slice of comedy gold has lit up our screens for 10 years. As its creator announces it has come to an end, we give thanks for all the belly laughs and squirrel gags

Rachel Aroesti

26, May, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Tamsin Greig: ‘Without Paul Ritter, the world is a less brilliant place’
Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter played the Goodmans for six seasons of the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner. She pays tribute to her friend and co-star, who died on 5 April

Tamsin Greig

07, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'A lovely bit of squirrel': Paul Ritter's most memorable roles
Ritter carved out a wonderful career, culminating in the acclaimed Chernobyl – but he’ll be remembered most as oddball patriarch Martin Goodman in Friday Night Dinner

Stuart Heritage

06, Apr, 2021 @12:51 PM

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Paul Ritter: Friday Night Dinner star dies of brain tumour at 54
Ritter, who also appeared in films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, died at home alongside is wife and two sons

Toby Moses

06, Apr, 2021 @11:12 AM

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On my radar: Simon Bird on his cultural highlights
The actor and director on a Spike Lee classic, Ethiopia’s astounding piano-playing nun and a set of photographs of a ping pong table

Kadish Morris

20, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Robert Popper: 'Peter Serafinowicz is a very silly genius'
The comedy producer, writer, actor and author on the things that make him laugh the most

The Guide

24, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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TV tonight: Joe Lycett, comic and consumer champ, is back on the case
Find out why the comedian changed his name and follow his consumer crusade. Plus Graham Norton’s chat show is back in a fun lockdown format

Ammar Kalia, Hannah Verdier , Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

10, Apr, 2020 @5:20 AM

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'Whenever you have sex, it’s on your mind': Tom Rosenthal on turning circumcision into comedy
The procedure left the comedian with sexual anxiety – and a tell-all show at the Edinburgh festival

Ryan Gilbey

13, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Friday’s best TV: Hip-hop Evolution; The Biggest Weekend; Friday Night Dinner
Shad, Canada’s nicest MC, interviews the hip-hop greats in a valuable documentary; live festival music comes from Belfast and Roger Popper’s sitcom returns

John Robinson, Phil Harrison, Ben Arnold, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies, Mark Gibbings-Jones and Paul Howlett

25, May, 2018 @5:20 AM

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Friday’s best TV: Mastermind, Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year
John Humphrys grills self-professed experts about the World Cup, REM and Borgen; and the grand finale of shed loveliness

Andrew Mueller, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison, Micha Frazer-CarrollHannah J Davies, Jack Seale, David Stubbs and Paul MacInnes

19, Aug, 2016 @5:20 AM

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