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Ashley Blaker

this evening (wednesday 10th), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 7.30am 5.30pm and 10.00pm next wednesday on radio 4 extra, and repeated from june 2018)

ashley blaker’s goyish guide to judaism – 1 (in the stand-up specials series)

Ashley Blaker, Britain’s only ultra-Orthodox stand up comedian, presents an insider’s view of his religion, specially created for BBC Radio 4.

It’s a whistle-stop tour of Jewish life and, in particular, a very rare glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of strict Orthodox Judaism.

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Friday Night Dinner 6:6

early tomorrow morning (thursday 7th), 1.00-1.30am (repeated from 10.00pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the females (6th of 6 episodes, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

Adam and Jonny bring their ‘females’ home to meet the parents. Cue an overexcited Mum and an extremely embarrassing Dad.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:5

early tomorrow morning (thursday 30th), 12.05-12.35am (repeated from 10.00pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the cage (5th of 6 episodes, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, tracy-ann oberman, and samantha spiro) (written by robert popper)

Jim sets up a giant dog cage for Milson in the Goodmans’ living room, and Aunty Val’s got a hot date with a ‘sex robot’.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:4

this evening (wednesday 22nd), 10.30-11.00pm (repeated from 10.35pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: dad’s birthday (4th of 6 episodes, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, tracy-ann oberman, and rosalind knight) (written by robert popper)

“Dad has the birthday blues – he’s worked out the date when he’s going to die, and ‘Horrible Grandma’ turns up uninvited. Can Jim’s magic do the trick?”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:3

yesterday evening (friday 10th), 10.00-10.35pm (repeated 10.35pm wednesday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the au pair (3rd episode, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

“The family’s cream-tea-obsessed former au pair pays the Goodmans a surprise visit. But there’s nothing sweet about this reunion.”

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Friday Night Dinner interview

this evening (saturday 4th), 6.17-6.26pm (repeated 11.32am monday), on bbc radio 4  

loose ends (presented by clive anderson) includes interview with …

 • robert popper, writer of friday night dinner

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Friday Night Dinner 6:2

this evening (friday 3rd), 10.00-10.35pm (repeated 11.15pm tuesday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the plastic bag (2nd episode, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

“Dad’s obsessed with retrieving a plastic bag from a tree. Jonny’s sense of style is out of this world. And Adam discovers hell hath no fury like his Mum scorned.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:1

this evening (friday 27th), 10.00-10.30pm (repeated 11.50pm monday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the caravan (1st episode, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

“Dad’s bought a grotty caravan. Jim’s got a new dog. And the boys have new ‘females’ – but can they bear to tell Mum?”

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Doctors 21:44-47

tuesday 21st january and 4th and 11th february, 1.45-2.15pm, on bbc 1 tv

doctors 21:44, 46, 47 (with sarah moyle and simon schatzberger) (written by toby walton) includes …

“44. Valerie connects with her Jewish heritage… and Rabbi David.

46. Valerie and David’s bond grows.

47. Rabbi David lets Valerie down.”

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Friday Night Dinner 5:1-6

early tomorrow morning (sunday 22nd), 12.50-3.55am, on channel E4 tv (repeated from 4th may to 8th june 2018 on channel 4 tv)

friday night dinner (all episodes, 5th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

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