The BEST Episodes of Friday Night Dinner
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2020
Network: Channel 4
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.
#1 - The Females
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 1, 2020
Adam and Jonny bring their 'females' home to meet the parents. Cue an overexcited Mum and an extremely embarrassing Dad.
#2 - The Mouse
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.
#3 - The Big Day
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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'?
#4 - The Violin
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 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.
#5 - Buggy
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#6 - The Pyjamas
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 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.
#7 - The Anniversary
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#8 - The Yoghurts
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.
#9 - The Carpet Cleaner
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 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.
#10 - The Fox
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#11 - The Date
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.
#12 - The Mercedes
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.
#13 - Congratulations
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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.
#14 - The Jingle
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 2011
Adam and Jonny are desperate to know why Dad keeps peering into his underpants with a magnifying glass.
#15 - For Sale
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 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?
#16 - Dad's Birthday
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 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?
#17 - The New Car
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#18 - Mr Morris
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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'.
#19 - The Two Tonys
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 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?
#20 - The Cage
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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'.
#21 - The Girlfriend
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#22 - The Caravan
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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?
#23 - The Funeral
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 2016
It's Uncle Saul's funeral, which means 'Horrible Grandma' is back, and leaving a trail of broken furniture in her wake.
#24 - The Loft
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#25 - The Dress
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 25, 2011
Mum finds out that Dad didn't throw away his boxes of old magazines. Adam and Jonny are convinced that Mum's friend's daughter has a face like a foot. And Jim's distraught when Wilson goes missing.