Uk News Paul Ritter's best TV roles and how to watch them, from Friday Night Dunner to Chernobyl United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - As well as playing the nearly always topless dad in Friday Night Dinner, Ritter also played characters in No Offence, Belgravia and more
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! As the nearly-always topless and dopey dad, Martin, on Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner, Ritter, who died on Tuesday (7 April) at the age of 54, created a timeless comedy character who fans will enjoy for years to come. “Shit on it!” may not be the most delightful of catchphrases, but it’s one he will be fondly remembered for.It’s far from his only role worth remembering. As well as starring in movies such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ritter stunned as the deputy chief engineer in HBO’s drama Chernobyl and made us guffaw in the riotous police drama No Offence on Channel 4.Here are five of the late actor’s best TV performances and where to find them:i's TV newsletter: what you should watch nextEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Friday Night DinnerSeries 1-6, All 4Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) and Adam (Simon Bird), Jackie (Tamsin Greig) and Martin (Paul Ritter) in Friday Night Dinner (Photo: Channel 4)Ritter’s most widely-known role, patriarch Martin was a constant source of embarrassment and entertainment for his on-screen sons Adam (Simon Bird) and Johnny (Tom Rosenthal) as well as his wife Jackie (Tamsin Greig). From keeping cakes in the toilet to owning a tin of “lucky meat”, not a Friday evening went by without some sort of accidental tomfoolery from Martin.Watch hereChernobylLimited series, NowChernobyl (Photo: HBO/Liam Daniel)Worlds away from his comedy ventures, Ritter played Anatoly Dyatlov, the deputy chief engineer at the power plant in Pripyat. Cold, unnerving and often downright evil, Dyatlov became the undisputed villain of the piece all thanks to Ritter’s stunning performance.
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. Permanently hungover and always sarcastic, Miller only kept his job because he was so good at it and quickly became a fan favourite on the series.Watch hereMapp & LuciaLimited series, Amazon Prime VideoCaption: Mapp & Lucia (Photo: BBC)This adaption of EF Benson’s novels and a remake of the 80s series saw Ritter star alongside some of Britain’s best-loved comic actors, including Mark Gatiss, Anna Chancellor, Felicity Montagu and Steve Pemberton, who also created the show. He played Reverend Kenneth Bartlett also known in the village as ‘Padre’.Watch here (£)BelgraviaSeries 1, BritBoxBelgravia (Photo: ITV)Joining forces once again with Tamsin Greig, Ritter played the stern Turton, butler to the Trenchards. Not a million miles away from the scheming Edgar in The Aristocats, Turton would be more than happy to get his hands on some of the family’s riches. Watch here
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