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Mazeltov! Sitcom to feature a wedding under the chupah

    Friday Night Dinner, with a cast led by Tamsin Greig (left), returns next year
    Friday Night Dinner, with a cast led by Tamsin Greig (left), returns next year

    A Jewish wedding is on the cards for British television audiences next year after Channel 4 announced that a third series of the hit comedy Friday Night Dinner has been commissioned.

    The sitcom, starring Tamsin Greig and Simon Bird, follows the Jewish Goodman family at their weekly Shabbat meals. A spokesman has confirmed that an episode will feature a wedding with a Jewish bride and groom, although he declined to reveal who the family might be wishing mazeltov to under the chupah.

    The third outing of the Bafta-nominated series will be filmed on location in north London over the summer and is scheduled to air next year.

    Writer Robert Popper has admitted drawing on his own family life in creating the series, which draws much of its comedy from awkward and often uncomfortable situations, and from troublesome visitors to the Goodman home.

    Storylines in the new series will involve sex education lectures, inappropriate admirers and tattoos.

    Mr Popper, whose previous credits include Peep Show, Bo’Selecta and South Park, said: “I’m so excited to be making a new series with such a fantastic cast once again. I really could not be happier,” he said.

    Nerys Evans, deputy head of comedy for Channel 4, said: “Roberts’s created such a brilliantly warm and funny world, and the cast are just sublime.”

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