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Friday Night Dinner season 6 - Start date, cast, plot and everything you need to know

Friday Night Dinner

The BAFTA nominated sitcom is returning!

Friday Night Dinner season 6 will see The Goodman family back for more food and faux pas very soon.

Robert Popper's hilarious C4 sitcom sees a family of four gathering together for a traditional Jewish Friday night meal. But it's constantly interrupted by nosy neighbours, family drama, and other unwanted visitors.

Its first season aired in February 2011 and has received critical acclaim ever since. So it's no surprise it's back for another round.

Talking about the success of the show, star Tamsin Greig, aka mum Jackie, tells us: "I think young people love the show because it’s about coming home. People also like to see the weirdness of their own family reflected back at them."

When is Friday Night Dinner season 6 airing?

The series will return on Friday 27th March at 10pm!

C4 recently uploaded a 20 second clip.

The clip shows family patriarch Martin (Paul Ritter) casually coming out of a run-down caravan and greeting his two sons. Is this a step up from his iconic shed?

What is the plot of Friday Night Dinner season 6?

The teaser manages to show a lot in a short space of time, including neighbour Jim (Mark Heap) showing up unannounced (as he always does), Martin giving weird bits of advice to his sons, and Jackie (Tamsin Greig) calling her husband "disgusting".

Tamsin also tells us the boys get girlfriends! "They do, and Jackie couldn’t be happier," she reveals. "When Jackie’s told, she pinballs her way around the dining room and immediately starts planning the double wedding. Eventually she gets to meet them, which was fun to film."

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Who is in Friday Night Dinner season 6?

Friday Night Dinner

They're back! (Image credit: Mark Johnson)

All four main members of the Goodman family are back with Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Tom Rosenthal and Simon Bird all reprising their now iconic roles.

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird plays Adam whilst Plebs comedian Tom Rosenthal plays his brother Jonny, who constantly wind each other up and play pranks much to the despair of mum Jackie.

Series creator Robert Popper shared a first look at the new series, showing Adam and Jonny sticking their fingers up, presumably at their parents. Charming!

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Fans will also be delighted to know that weird neighbour Jim is back too, so there'll be plenty of "Shalom Jackies" to look forward to. Somehow it never gets old does it?

Will Frances Cuka (Nice Grandma) be in the new series?

The late Frances Cuka isn't appearing in the new series.

The much-loved actress sadly passed away in February, with many paying tribute to her memorable career.

Among these was Robert Popper, who wrote,“Terribly sad that our wonderful Friday Night Dinner Grandma, Frances Cuka, has passed away.”

Frances Cuka as nice grandma in Friday Night Dinner

Frances Cuka and Tamsin Greig in Friday Night Dinner.

Is there anything else you can tell us?

So far the cast and crew are keeping most things under wraps, but it seems that people are optimistic about the recent season.

Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk Productions, said, "Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it's incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household.

"It's also incredible that Robert has single-handedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We're incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!"

Friday Night Dinner will return on Friday 27th March at 10pm on C4. Seasons 1 - 5 are available on All 4 or Netflix.

Lucy Buglass

Lucy is a digital writer with, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

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