Friday Night Dinner to return to Channel 4 for a sixth series

Friday Night Dinner will return to Channel 4 for a sixth series.

The critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning comedy stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal as the Goodman Family, with Mark Heap as Jim.

Friday Night Dinner is one of Channel 4’s longest running sitcoms with series 5 averaging just under 2 million viewers per episode.

Writer and producer Robert Popper said: “I’m really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6. Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he’s joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy.

“Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can ‘Vos’ (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, ‘de Welson’ save the day?”

Kenton Allen, CEO of production company Big Talk 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 singlehandedly 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!”

Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, added: “We’re delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning.

“It’s always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we’re thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans.

“We are so pleased to be making a new series with Robert and Big Talk.”

Series 6 will film in 2019 and air on Channel 4 next year.

You can catch up on all episodes from Series 1 to 5 online now via All4.