Friday Night Dinner: Creator Robert Popper shares the secrets behind the hit sitcom

Writer Robert Popper tells us how he made his smash hit Channel 4 sitcom, which is returning for a sixth series.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 26 March 2020 - 9.20pm
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Tamsin Greig

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Friday Night Dinner is one of the most relentlessly funny and joyously silly TV sitcoms of the last decade.

Channel 4’s smash hit series, which stars Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap as the dysfunctional Goodman family, returns for a sixth series in 2020 and remains as gloriously funny as ever.

BT TV caught up with the show’s creator Robert Popper to find out some show secrets…

In the latest episodes, Martin buys a grotty old caravan – and starts living in it, Mum almost has a heart attack when the boys both get ‘females’, Jonny buys the world’s most disgusting coat, Adam gaffer-tapes Jonny’s phone to the ceiling, Aunty Val takes up sexting, Horrible Grandma wreaks havoc in the Goodman household – and Jim gets a brand new dog.

Watch Friday Night Dinner series 6 on Channel 4 from March 27 at 10pm.

Catch up on all the Friday Night Dinner box sets on BT TV via the All 4 app.

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