The evergreen format delves into family disputes, something everyone’s familiar with… It’s a show that gives families the chance to bury the hatchet.

A despairing family member contacts the show in a bid to get a feud resolved. Our host has only a day to get the warring parties to sit down and have dinner to talk things through.

The day begins with a visit to the neutral member. Armed with a bit of background our host sets about getting to the root of the dispute by visiting the other family members, who’ve often not spoken in years. But first he needs to be let in the door. We will be a fly on the wall finding out what started the feud, more often than not no one really remember how or why this started.

Armed with charm and his best negotiation skills our host tries to convince them to at least turn up to dinner and talk things through. The stage is set, dinner is ready but will they show up?

The Family Dinner, bringing families together for 17 years and still going strong.

Channel:           NPO1 The Netherlands

Slot:                    22:10

Season:            20

Length:              45 minutes