Friday Night Dinner

The BEST episodes of Friday Night Dinner

Every episode of Friday Night Dinner ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Friday Night Dinner!

For the Goodman family, Friday Night Dinner is just like Sunday lunch: just take two days away, change the meal to dinner, and you’ve pretty much got it. Adam and his brother, Jonny, view Friday night dinner as a necessary annoyance - necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with mum and dad.

Last Updated: 9/30/2022Network:Channel 4
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The Females
star
8.28
141 votes

#1 - The Females

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/1/2020

Adam and Jonny bring their 'females' home to meet the parents. Cue an overexcited Mum and an extremely embarrassing Dad.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Mouse
star
8.04
381 votes

#2 - The Mouse

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2012

There's a mouse in the kitchen, Mum's hiding in the shed, Dad's in charge of the cooking, and Jim is delighted when he ends up invited to have dinner with the family.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Big Day
star
7.99
318 votes

#3 - The Big Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/25/2014

It's Grandma's wedding day, and she's getting married to the horrible Mr Morris. The family are distraught, but will Grandma really say 'I do'?

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Violin
star
7.91
210 votes

#4 - The Violin

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/1/2018

Adam isn't happy when he is forced to play his violin for Mum and her best friend Val, while Jonny is relishing every moment. Dad is obsessed with his old microscope.

The Pyjamas
star
7.89
331 votes

#5 - The Pyjamas

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/12/2016

Adam has been staying at Mum and Dad's all week, but with Mum fussing over him so much, he's started behaving like a little boy. And Jim passes his driving test - after 15 attempts.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Fox
star
7.89
359 votes

#6 - The Fox

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/27/2014

Dad is keeping a dead fox in the freezer in the garage because he wants to get it stuffed. But when Mum needs to use the freezer, Dad enlists Adam and Jonny in a desperate attempt to hide the animal.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Anniversary
star
7.89
342 votes

#7 - The Anniversary

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/11/2014

Mum and Dad's anniversary is ruined when Dad paints a portrait of Mum that looks like Margaret Thatcher, Jonny gets a tattoo of a skull, and Jim sleep-walks around their house, causing havoc.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Yoghurts
star
7.88
458 votes

#8 - The Yoghurts

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2012

Jonny's in a pickle: he wants to split up with his 43-year-old girlfriend/boss, but he's too scared. Grandma offers him some advice, and some dancing lessons in the kitchen.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Dad's Birthday
star
7.88
138 votes

#9 - Dad's Birthday

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/17/2020

Dad has the birthday blues - not only has he worked out the date he's going to die, but then 'Horrible Grandma' turns up uninvited. Can Jim's magic do the trick?

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
Buggy
star
7.87
379 votes

#10 - Buggy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2012

When Jonny finds out that Adam threw his beloved 'Pandy' toy in the bin when he was 11, Jonny swears revenge, threatening to destroy 'Buggy', Adam's old rabbit.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Carpet Cleaner
star
7.86
339 votes

#11 - The Carpet Cleaner

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/29/2016

It's Dad's annual hinge oiling evening but when he spills oil on Mum's beloved carpet, it's a race against time to clean it up before she finds out.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Cage
star
7.84
141 votes

#12 - The Cage

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/24/2020

Jim sets up a giant dog cage for Milson in the Goodmans' living room, and Aunty Val's got a hot date with a 'sex robot'.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Caravan
star
7.84
157 votes

#13 - The Caravan

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/27/2020

Dad's bought a grotty caravan. Jim's got a new dog. And the boys have new 'females' but can they bear to tell Mum?

Directors: Martin Dennis
The Mercedes
star
7.83
412 votes

#14 - The Mercedes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/1/2011

Sheila Bloom - also known as 'Bitchface' - almost runs Adam over on his birthday. When Dad reveals that he used to have a thing with Bitchface years ago, the boys can't believe it and Mum's not happy.

Directors: Steve Bendelack
Watch Now:Amazon
The Date
star
7.82
461 votes

#15 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/8/2011

Adam comes home to find the house looking immaculate and the table set for five. The doorbell rings and in walks Tanya Green, the girl Mum has been trying to set up with Adam.

Directors: Steve Bendelack
Watch Now:Amazon
The New Car
star
7.79
404 votes

#16 - The New Car

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2012

Jim has made a cake to celebrate his dog Wilson's birthday, while the family return from a spin in Jonny's new but uncool company car to find something awful has happened to the house.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
For Sale
star
7.79
303 votes

#17 - For Sale

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/26/2016

The boys arrive home to find a 'For Sale' sign in front of the house. How will they stop Mum and Dad from selling the family home?

Watch Now:Amazon
The Jingle
star
7.76
515 votes

#18 - The Jingle

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/4/2011

Adam and Jonny are desperate to know why Dad keeps peering into his underpants with a magnifying glass.

Directors: Steve Bendelack
Watch Now:Amazon
Congratulations
star
7.76
318 votes

#19 - Congratulations

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/5/2016

Adam has finally been recognised for his musical talent. But it's overshadowed when Jonny arrives home and announces he's got married.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Two Tonys
star
7.75
338 votes

#20 - The Two Tonys

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/22/2016

Dad accidentally invites someone who he used to hate round for dinner: an annoying man who talks with his eyes closed. How will Dad get rid of him?

Watch Now:Amazon
Mr Morris
star
7.74
355 votes

#21 - Mr Morris

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2012

The boys are excited, because Grandma (Frances Cuka) is coming for dinner, and she's bringing her new boyfriend. 'He's not her boyfriend,' says mum, he's her 'male companion'.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Plastic Bag
star
7.67
144 votes

#22 - The Plastic Bag

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/3/2020

Dad's obsessed with retrieving a plastic bag from a tree. Jonny's sense of style is out of this world. And Adam discovers hell hath no fury like his Mum scorned.

Directors: Martin Dennis
The Funeral
star
7.66
322 votes

#23 - The Funeral

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2016

It's Uncle Saul's funeral, which means 'Horrible Grandma' is back, and leaving a trail of broken furniture in her wake.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Girlfriend
star
7.64
365 votes

#24 - The Girlfriend

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/20/2014

Adam finally brings a girl home for dinner, but the evening is ruined when the family suddenly have to look after eight-year-old Katie, who has a massive girlie crush on Adam.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon
The Loft
star
7.60
411 votes

#25 - The Loft

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2012

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.

Directors: Martin Dennis
Watch Now:Amazon

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