Channel 5 to broadcast a Friends marathon on Sunday

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For one day only, Sunday, September 13, Friends will screen on Channel 5 as part of a special Comedy Central branded block.

Channel 5 is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the iconic show with 10 episodes screening from 12-5pm.


The episodes are:


·         The One Where Ross Finds Out

·         The One With The Prom Video

·         The One Where No One’s Ready

·         The One With The Embryos

·         The One With Ross’s Wedding (2)

·         The One Where Everybody Finds Out

·         The One Where Ross Got High

·         The One With The Proposal (2)

·         The One With The Rumour

·         The One Where Ross Is Fine


The 10 episodes were chosen by the team at Comedy Central, who are turning September into an all out FriendsFest!

Comedy Central viewers can indulge and watch all 236 episodes of the show in chronological order, while off air a five day interactive event for fans is taking place in London later this month.

Tickets to the FriendsFest event sold out within minutes of going on sale.


Ben Frow, Director of Programming, Channel 5, said: "I’m delighted to welcome Friends to Channel 5. It’s such a massive part of the public psyche that we owed it to the fans to celebrate its anniversary in style."


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.