Filming is underway for a second series of Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner.
Each episode of the series takes place over the course of a Friday night when brothers Adam (Simon Bird) and Jonny Goodman (Tom Rosenthal) return to the family home for dinner.
The show also stars Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter as their parents and Mark Heap as neighbour Jim.
In the new series, Adam goes on a date with a girl who smells like mum, Jonny starts going out with an older woman, Mum is forced out the house by a mouse, Dad starts drying fish in the downstairs cupboard, Jim makes a birthday cake for his dog, Wilson, Grandma has an affair with a married man, and the audience gets to meet Dad’s mother – ‘Horrible Grandma’.
Written and produced by Robert Popper, the new six-part series is set for transmission this autumn and a Christmas Special will air in December.
Commenting on the first day of filming, Popper said, “Having spent the past eight months in almost solitary confinement as I wrote the show, I’m so excited to be out the house again amongst living human beings.
“Friday Night Dinner was such a thrill to make last year, and I’m chomping at the bit to start again. And by ‘chomping at the bit’, I mean I am actually wearing a horse’s harness right now, which I am chewing manically, in excitement.”
Nerys Evans, Commissioning Editor Comedy Channel 4 added “We’re delighted we’re going to spend some more Friday Nights with the Goodmans, we can’t wait to find out if Adam has had any luck with the’ Females’ yet, and if Dad’s cooled down enough to start wearing a shirt at dinner. After such a confident and funny first series we can’t wait to see more.”