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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 4th May

What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 4th May
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TV Times top picks for today

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Friday 4th May

Friday Night Dinner, 10pm, C4

The brilliant Mark Heap’s hilarious turn as oddball neighbour Jim is always one of the highlights of Friday Night Dinner. And as the family sitcom returns for a fifth series, there’s an unexpected turn of events when the confirmed bachelor goes on a date with new lady friend Jackie, played by Rosie Cavaliero. But when Jim manages to set fire to the restaurant, the couple turn up – soaking wet – at the Goodmans’ house to join the family for a toe-curlingly awkward meal. Throw in a hot tub and a furniture-destroying dog, and you’ve got another classic episode of this consistently funny series. Rating: ****

Home from Home, 9.30pm, BBC1

He may be a bit of a wally but we’ve come to sympathise with Neil and his sense of inadequacy next to talented all-rounder Robert. This week, he tries to prove he can be just as popular as Robert by throwing a party. Unfortunately, this proves to be another opportunity for Robert to show that he’s a whizz at everything, from cocktail-making to games. However, with help from Penny, fuming Neil discovers Robert’s one surprising weakness… Rating: ****

Episodes, 10pm, (times vary) / BBC2

Sean and Beverly fall out with Matt as the actor insists he takes co-credit for the script of their new show – after all, it is about his ‘piece-of-shit conman father’! The writers refuse, but then the producer tells them Matt’s not budging – it’s a deal breaker. Meanwhile, Carol announces she’s keeping her baby and moving home to Michigan, but not before giving Beverly some surprisingly sage advice… Rating: ****

More previews tomorrow.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!