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Title: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Utter Shit on May 28, 2021, 01:19:36 PM
Tonight at 9pm on Channel 4. Great show of course, but will be particularly poignant due to the death of Paul Ritter.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: up_the_hampipe on May 28, 2021, 04:28:24 PM
Apparently Tamsin Grieg tried to convince Ritter not to do the show, as he was so ill. Hope this isn't too rough to watch.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: imitationleather on May 28, 2021, 04:53:54 PM
Apparently Tamsin Grieg tried to convince Ritter not to do the show, as he was so ill. Hope this isn't too rough to watch.

Oh gawd. Dunno if I want to watch now.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: jobotic on May 28, 2021, 09:18:09 PM
Fucking hell Lipman on Corrie now Oberman and Barber on this.

Can't watch anything.

Why is this a thing anyway?
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Cuellar on May 28, 2021, 09:18:40 PM
Tracy Ann Oberman was in it to be fair.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: jobotic on May 28, 2021, 09:21:16 PM
Yeah I forgot that. Didn't really watch it much but did like Paul Ritter.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: crankshaft on May 28, 2021, 09:35:25 PM
Tracy Ann Oberman was in it to be fair.

And Barber, too - she's Sheila Bloom in season one ("MY MERCEDES!")
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Cuellar on May 28, 2021, 09:36:08 PM
Oh that's true
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: neveragain on May 28, 2021, 10:22:16 PM
Really hit me seeing Paul Ritter interviewed. Poor man.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: jobotic on May 28, 2021, 10:29:48 PM
Yeah was churlish of me to mention the cunts on it. Everyone else is lovely.

What has Popper appeared in other than Look Around You? I really like him. I know he's a writer, I mean as a performer.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Cold Meat Platter on May 28, 2021, 10:47:11 PM
Yeah was churlish of me to mention the cunts on it. Everyone else is lovely.

What has Popper appeared in other than Look Around You? I really like him. I know he's a writer, I mean as a performer.

Down the Line, as Baal, in later series and the TV version. It's... not my favourite performance of his.

The Timewaster Letters is a fun book, I think he's doing an audio version.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Utter Shit on May 28, 2021, 11:06:26 PM
Really hit me seeing Paul Ritter interviewed. Poor man.

Me too, very sad. By all accounts he was a really nice bloke.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: msm on May 28, 2021, 11:18:04 PM
Fucking hell Lipman on Corrie now Oberman and Barber on this.

Can't watch anything.

Why is this a thing anyway?

have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Captain Z on May 29, 2021, 12:04:57 AM
Very glad “The Fox” was voted the favourite episode.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: jobotic on May 29, 2021, 12:06:13 AM
have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn

No. That's it.

"Critics"?
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: msm on May 29, 2021, 12:43:30 AM
No. That's it.

"Critics"?
Cheers .
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: TwinPeaks on May 29, 2021, 03:43:46 AM
have I missed something ? Aside from them all being "critics" of Jeremy Corbyn
Barber is a vocal JK Rowling supporter and Oberman's had a few Twitter dogpiling incidents on anyone she decides is an antisemite, plus this https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jul/29/rachel-riley-and-tracy-ann-oberman-drop-libel-claim-over-retweet
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: jobotic on May 29, 2021, 09:31:40 AM
Barber does late night drunken abusive tweets, always aimed at the left/Corbyn.


https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2019/11/frances-barbers-london-bridge-meltdown.html?m=1

And Oberman's slurs are pretty well known. Surprised that someone who knows she is a Corbyn critic isn't aware of that.

But I do regret bringing them up.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 29, 2021, 11:05:21 AM
Funny that Oberman is an actual slanderer.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Cuellar on May 29, 2021, 01:58:18 PM
Caught a glimpse of Paul Ritter when flicking through the channels post-Partridge, poor bloody guy. Couldn't really bring myself to watch. Best just to watch the good episodes again I suppose.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: the science eel on May 29, 2021, 02:08:01 PM
What were the other two voted and shown, as well as 'The Fox'?
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: BritishHobo on May 29, 2021, 04:48:30 PM
Down the Line, as Baal, in later series and the TV version. It's... not my favourite performance of his.

The Timewaster Letters is a fun book, I think he's doing an audio version.

He used to do some podcasts as the Robin Cooper 'Timewaster' character. Can't remember a lot about them, but I always remember really laughing at the character's obnoxious habit of prematurely finishing other people's sentences as if he was the one who came up with it.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: timebug on May 30, 2021, 09:00:39 AM
I thought it was a decent forty minute documentary, dragged out to twice the length by surplus padding and reshowing the same few clips. Sad to see Paul Ritter looking so ill, and Tamsin Greig did say she had advised him not to appear. Random peeve; is Fucking Cludia Fucking WinkleFuckingman on fucking EVERYTHING????? So far as I know, she has no connection to the show at all, but is obviously just sitting around waiting for 'talking heads' spots like this to appear.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Leej88 on May 30, 2021, 09:48:49 AM
Poor guy was not a fan of the show but he looks so bloated RIP.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: tookish on May 31, 2021, 11:44:17 AM
I found Paul Ritter's interviews heartening to watch; I lost my grandfather to brain cancer and was afraid that Ritter would be struggling to articulate himself in his interview, but it was poignant and lovely to see him talk about a role that had clearly meant so much to him. Devastating to see him looking so unwell but I'm glad he got to speak a little on his legacy. I loved FND and we tirelessly spout lines from it at home.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on May 31, 2021, 01:05:47 PM
I don't think I can watch this as I'm too sad about Paul Ritter.

Do they explain how the downstairs loo has a window to the outside when really the garage should be on that wall?
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Magnum Valentino on May 31, 2021, 01:54:51 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Bad Ambassador on May 31, 2021, 02:18:57 PM
1. It's the dining room wall.
2. It's a mirror.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: neveragain on May 31, 2021, 02:27:41 PM
They filmed in a real house so you'd expect the dimensions/location of rooms to be correct.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Utter Shit on May 31, 2021, 03:09:10 PM
They filmed in a real house so you'd expect the dimensions/location of rooms to be correct.

Not with these new builds, am I right!
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Glyn on May 31, 2021, 08:56:40 PM
They filmed in a real house so you'd expect the dimensions/location of rooms to be correct.

They did say 'almost entirely' so I thought that was a reference to the tardis-esque downstairs toilet. Often thought there should be no way of getting 3 people into that space.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: AlexTwist on June 01, 2021, 07:40:13 AM
The downstairs loo in One Foot In The Grave had a window inside which wasn't on the exterior.  They'd sometimes hook a fake one on the front of the house.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Leej88 on June 01, 2021, 08:49:06 PM
RIP Paul a good character actor.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: Seagullsim on June 03, 2021, 11:30:53 PM
I know we shouldn't just be focusing on people's looks, but did anyone else think Peter Serafinowicz looked really gaunt? It shocked me more than Paul Ritter (probably because I was expecting him to look ill...)
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: thugler on June 04, 2021, 02:34:33 PM
For some reason I never realised quite how many episodes they did of this. But always enjoyed the performances. Ritter looked just like a relative of mine when they were receiving treatment for the same, really brought it back for me.
Title: Re: Friday Night Dinner anniversary special
Post by: the science eel on June 04, 2021, 09:07:24 PM
I know we shouldn't just be focusing on people's looks, but did anyone else think Peter Serafinowicz looked really gaunt? It shocked me more than Paul Ritter (probably because I was expecting him to look ill...)

Yes I noticed that too. Was a bit shocked, he's lost a shitload of weight.